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Waterfront Toronto Announcement June 28, 2017

Toronto, June 27, 2017– Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be joined by the Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne, Toronto Mayor John Tory and Waterfront Toronto CEO Will Fleissig for an announcement tomorrow at 1:15pm. The announcement will be held at 20 Polson Street in the Port Lands. Media are asked to please arrive no later than 12:45pm.
 
Don't think he was - it was the infrastructure minister
 
So exciting!
There are four main components to the Port Lands project:

1. Earthworks

As the defining aspect of the Port Lands project, this component will include extensive earthwork (1.5 million cubic metres of excavated soil, additional soil remediation and handling and placement of excavated soil) required to implement grade changes, and create over 1,000 metres of naturalized river valley, a new greenway, and a sediment management area north of the Keating Channel.

2. Roads, services and utilities

This component involves the installation of new municipal infrastructure, including water mains, wastewater and storm water sewers. It will also involve the creation of roads and a transit right-of-way, and the relocation of hydro utilities.

3. Bridges and dockwall structures

This component will include the design and construction of three new bridges and the extension of the Lake Shore Boulevard Bridge to create a wider opening over the river. Dockwalls will be also modified and created.

4. Parks, public realm and naturalized areas

This component will create 29 hectares of new naturalized area in the river valley, which includes 14 hectares of aquatic habitat, plus an additional 16 hectares of new parkland - all of which will strengthen biodiversity and help clean our water. This component will also involve the construction of trails, boardwalks, overlooks, a small boat launch and fishing sites within the floodplain area. Parks, paths, planted woodlands and a water's edge promenade will be built outside the floodplain area.

https://news.ontario.ca/moi/en/2017/06/investment-to-protect-and-transform-torontos-port-lands.html

I'm curious about the "water's edge promenade [to] be built outside the floodplain area" -- west of Cherry St, perhaps? Parliament wavedeck??
 
So exciting!


https://news.ontario.ca/moi/en/2017/06/investment-to-protect-and-transform-torontos-port-lands.html

I'm curious about the "water's edge promenade [to] be built outside the floodplain area" -- west of Cherry St, perhaps?

Could be the stretch along Keating Channel. From the April WTDRP:

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http://www.waterfrontoronto.ca/nbe/...&CACHEID=398e49f2-c187-40d3-8a29-0442fccb08c3

WT Page:

http://www.waterfrontoronto.ca/nbe/...ioneering+project+to+flood+protect+port+lands

AoD
 

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This is great and visionary and all...but isn't it a little backward to be doing this before funding is in place for the Waterfront East LRT? There's actually existing, intensive development that has no higher-order transit in place. Seems like fixing that should be ahead in the line of expanding the developable area even further, as worthy as that goal might be.
 
This is great and visionary and all...but isn't it a little backward to be doing this before funding is in place for the Waterfront East LRT? There's actually existing, intensive development that has no higher-order transit in place. Seems like fixing that should be ahead in the line of expanding the developable area even further, as worthy as that goal might be.

On the other hand, this probably has the highest, to borrow from chemistry - "activation energy" - among all the waterfront projects needed get it going. The stars might not be aligned again for awhile.

AoD
 
On the other hand, this probably has the highest, to borrow from chemistry - "activation energy" - among all the waterfront projects needed get it going. The stars might not be aligned again for awhile.

AoD
Agreed. The building of the (much needed) East Bayfront LRT would not necessarily get the Portland's built. However having the Portlands built, or coming, makes a strong case for the LRT even stronger.
 

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