With the ongoing multi-year revitalization of Toronto's waterfront underway, new neighbourhoods are popping up along the lake. Once the site of industry, brownfield lands are now being revitalized with new homes, businesses, and parks.
Just to the east of the new Sherbourne Common park will lie Bayside. The 10-acre neighbourhood will be the home of Aqualina at Bayside, a condominium development from Hines and Tridel, where construction is now starting up. The neighbourhood will include more condominiums, affordable housing, a pair of office buildings, a neighbourhood green space called 'Aitken Place Park', a tree-lined 'Water's Edge Promenade', and many shops and restaurants along a landscaped and U-shaped main street.
Last month, Waterfront Toronto invited the public to send name suggestions for the main street, and over a two-week period over seven hundred names were sent in. After being reviewed by a Selection Committee, Waterfront Toronto has narrowed the submissions to seven names. The shortlist is:
- Aquaview Crescent
- Azure Drive
- Edgewater Drive
- Kanadario Way (from the Iroquois word meaning "sparkling" or "beautiful" water)
- Merchants' Wharf (for the wharf which was once located in this area)
- Water Street
- Wendat Way (references the Wendat people, also called Huron)
Voting is now on and runs until May 1st. The winning name will be announced on May 5, 2014, and will then be submitted to the City of Toronto for official approval. What do you think of the list of names chosen? Tell us your favourite choice in the comments below—and don't forget to have your say and vote!
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