June 18, 2019 CONSTRUCTION NOTICE 2: Aitken Place ParkI hope they do some maintenance before opening that stretch - the growth in the tree pit is just unsightly.
Construction on Aitken Place Park began in the fall of 2018. Removal of the former Marine Terminal 29 warehouse foundation and remaining portion of the parking lot was completed in December and construction crews have since completed the installation of below grade sewers and water services, along with much of the park’s earthworks. Over the next several weeks, crews will be focused on completing a number of hardscape features throughout the park. This includes laying out and pouring the curb walls, central walkway, stairs and the foundation for a permanent public art installation called LIGHT KEEPER. The perimeter fencing for the dog relief area located at the north end of the park will also be installed this month. The water’s edge promenade south of Aitken Place Park and Aquavista remains secured and closed off until construction is complete. The park is scheduled to be complete and open for public use by September 30, 2019. When complete, Aitken Place Park will be a multi-purpose park space connecting Bayside to the broader East Bayfront community. This 0.75 acre park is located just north of the Water’s Edge Promenade along Lake Ontario and east of Lower Sherbourne Street. The park is framed by two local roads—Edgewater Drive in the north and Merchants’ Wharf encircling the park site. The southern edge of the park will provide uninterrupted views of Toronto’s eastern harbour.
Phase one: This section of promenade runs from Canada’s Sugar Beach to just east of Sherbourne Common and opened in July 2010. Phase two: This section continues east from Aqualina along Merchants’ Wharf for approximately 130 metres. This section is undergoing repairs from the adjacent construction and is scheduled to open in August 2019.
Phase three: This section continues east along Merchants’ Wharf for approximately 90 metres and is scheduled to open in September 2019.
Phase four: The final section continues east to Parliament Slip and turns north to Queens Quay East. This section is the south and east frontages of the future mixed-use development Aqualuna, which will include a community recreation centre. Waterfront Toronto will begin construction on this section in 2023 and anticipates it will be open to the public later that year.