Waterfront Toronto's latest lakeside makeover is getting an early soft opening today in advance of its official opening on August 9th. Canada's Sugar Beach, and some of the promenade south and west of the Corus Quay building, will open for Canada Day. The park, situated at the foot of Jarivs Street south of Queens Quay East, was designed by Claude Cormier Architectes Paysagistes. Here's what it looked like around 6 PM on June 30th.

Here's the view from Loblaws:

Corus Building and Sugar Beach as seen from Loblaws

Here's the view from the water's edge at Jarvis Quay:

Panorama of Sugar Beach and the Corus Building

A tree-lined allee leads to the lake:

Path through Sugar Beach

Boat on the water by Sugar Beach

Like Blackpool Rock, Sugar Beach Rock has candy stripes through it:

Red and white stripes on the sand at Sugar Beach

More red and white stripes at Sugar Beach

Places to sit:Beach chairs at Sugar Beach

Closer inspection of the chairs and Corus Building

This maple leaf will spring a leak; many in fact. This will be a spray pad.

Panorama of the maple leaf paved outside the Corus Building

That sweet smell of molasses? Comes from that way. Downtown Toronto/ behind that.

Looking west from Sugar Beach

Still a bit more to complete:

Proper tools for building sand castles at Sugar Beach

Check out the original thread for more discussion on Canada's Sugar Beach. Check out the Corus thread for a few more images.

Related Companies:  Claude Cormier + Associés, DeepRoot Green Infrastructure, Diamond Schmitt Architects, DTAH, Jill Anholt Studio, PFS Studio, Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg, Teeple Architects, urbanMetrics inc., Waterfront Toronto, West 8