While the highest profile work that Waterfront Toronto does is centred around the central harbour, the agency has been working hard to bring a fantastic lakefront experience across the city. On June 7th, Waterfront Toronto, the Toronto Region Conservation Authority, and their government partners celebrated the opening of the $5.5M final phase of the Mimico Waterfront Park.
Connecting Humber Bay Park in the east and Amos Waites Park on the westside, the new 1.1 kilometre long park provides a seemless waterfront experience along the western waterfront. The result is a complete pedestrian and bicycle friendly waterfront for the Martin Goodman Trail from Mimico to the soon-to-be-completed Queen's Quay Promenade. It's all a part of the greater Waterfront Trail which stretches from Niagara to the Saint Lawrence River along the shores of Lake Ontario.
The boardwalk experience starting from the west now crosses over three newly created cantilevered bridges and two new landforms providing new parkland and greenery along this once private waterfront. On the eastern side the boardwalk continues along the marina with its signature lakefront gazebo in front of the Grand Harbour condo complex.
With new parks and much residential intensification springing up across the city's western waterfront, Mimico's main strip along Lake Shore Boulevard West is quickly revitalizing too with new shops and cafés. An intimiately scaled 'Avenues Style' condominium called Eleven Superior is also under construction there currently.
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