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Toronto's waterfront is a truly great public asset, and we want to encourage everyone to play a role in its revitalization. You can help us make Toronto's underused waterfront lands into vibrant, sustainable new neighbourhoods where we can live, work, learn and play.

Reconnecting Toronto with its waterfront is an inclusive and collaborative process.  We want you to play an active role in helping to design, plan and build our projects.  Join a public meeting, attend an open house, community meeting, or special event, or help by simply spreading the word of the work we are doing.

 

Upcoming public meetings & events

 

For upcoming public meetings and events - including Board of Directors, Design Review Panel, and Digital Strategy Advisory Panel meetings, please visit our calendar.



Recent Events & Public Consultations


Quayside Public Briefing - November 19, 2019

Waterfront Toronto held a Public Briefing on Quayside to share an update on the October 31, 2019 project realignment with Sidewalk Labs, an explanation of how the threshold issues have been addressed, and the next steps as the realigned proposal moves forward to formal evaluation.

Materials from the Public Briefing can be found here.

 

Summer Movie Nights in Parks

Waterfront Toronto was proud to participate in the Toronto Outdoor Picture Show (TOPS) film festival series once again. Our team was out in the various parks to chat with you about our work in revitalizing the Toronto waterfront.

This year’s theme was “Dynamic Duos” with each of the films featuring a special on-screen pair, exploring the themes of friendship, coupledom, rivalry, doppelgäners and other dualities. 

Dates: June 15 to August 25 (Sundays and Thursdays)
Times: Sundown.
Locations: Fort York, Christie Pits, Corktown Common and Bell Manor Park

 

Quayside Dialogue Box: Consulting on Next Generation Communities  

In July, Waterfront Toronto hosted a series of programs in library branches across Toronto. At these sessions, staff from Waterfront Toronto eshared information about the proposal, answered questions, and listened to your feedback. A hard copy of the proposal was available in-person at each drop-in session along with a Note to Reader prepared by Waterfront Toronto to serve as a guide, help the public navigate the MIDP, and bring Waterfront Toronto’s unique lens as public steward of Toronto’s waterfront.
 

North York Central Library (5120 Yonge Street): Monday, July 8, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Scarborough Civic Centre (156 Borough Drive): Tuesday, July 9, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Fort York Library (190 Fort York Boulevard): July 10, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Brentwood Library (36 Brentwood Road North): Thursday, July 11, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Queen/Saulter Branch (765 Queen Street East): Thursday, July 11, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
St. Lawrence Branch (171 Front Street East): Thursday July 18, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street): Thursday July 25, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 


Public Consultations  on Sidewalk Labs’ Proposal for Quayside 

Starting in July, Waterfront Toronto hosted public consultations across Toronto on Sidewalk Labs’ proposal for Quayside. Staff from Waterfront Toronto used these consultations to share information about the proposal, seek feedback, and answer questions. 

These meetings were structured to include a main presentation and multiple breakout sessions. 

North York Civic Centre (5100 Yonge Street): Monday, July 15, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Eventbrite)
Radisson Admiral Hotel (249 Queens Quay West): Wednesday, July 17, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Eventbrite)
George Brown College (51 Dockside Drive): Saturday, July 20, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Eventbrite)
Chestnut Residence and Conference Centre (89 Chestnut Street): Tuesday, July 23, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Eventbrite)

The following materials were available at each of the public consultations and information sessions:


Port Lands Flood Protection Public Information Centre (June 19-20)

On June 19 and 20 at Toronto City Hall we hosted a Public Information Centre where members of the public could learn more about the Port Lands Flood Protection Project. During City Hall opening hours on both days, displays were available showing up-to-date designs for the parks, river, roads and bridges we’re building in the Port Lands. 

On June 20, we hosted a public meeting at City Hall where you could see how the designs have progressed and incorporated your feedback since the last public meeting held in July 2018.  

Drop-in hours were from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and provided a chance to learn about the project and talk to members of the project team. Attendees could also take your picture in the future Promontory Park South or get a look at the new river valley with a virtual reality tour. To view the materials from this meeting, please visit Port Lands website

 

East Bayfront Community Open House: June 11, 2019

Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto held an East Bayfront community open house meeting on Tuesday, June 11. This meeting provided updates on a number of ongoing projects in the area including parks and public spaces, Bayside development, stormwater and sanitary sewer infrastructure, Queens Quay East transit, upcoming road construction, future community services, and more.

This meeting was an informal, drop-in format where community members were invited to visit a series of information boards and speak with project subject matter experts to learn more. No formal presentations were held. For more information

 

Public Meeting on Digital Neighbourhoods & Digital Literacy
 

On May 22 we partnered with Toronto Public Library to co-host a public meeting on Digital Neighbourhoods and Digital Literacy. We were joined by Digital Justice LabTech Reset Canada, and other groups involved in digital issues in cities. Together we shared and discussed information on how digital technologies are influencing (and will continue to influence) how cities work.

For more details and to view the meeting materials and video, please visit the project website

 

Civic Labs
 

The Quayside project presents opportunities and has also prompted many questions about the digital future of cities. The Civic Labs provide a forum for Waterfront Toronto, project team members, tech experts, and leaders from governments, academic institutions, the private and non-profit sectors to productively share their thoughts and feedback on topics applicable to the Quayside project, and answer relevant questions.

The third Civic Lab discussion held on March 26, 2019 was livestreamed through the Waterfront Toronto Facebook page and posted on Waterfront Toronto’s YouTube channel. For more information on the Civic Labs, please visit here.  Check back here for updates on future Civic Labs.

 

Waterfront Toronto Science Fair

To celebrate National Engineering Month, Waterfront Toronto's Port Lands Flood Protection project team hosted a mini science fair, complete with experiments and model-building. A free event for children of all ages, this expo was all about designing and building bridges, roads, parks and rivers. Future engineers, planners, technologists, architects and scientists had a chance to learn about one of Canada's biggest infrastructure projects. For more information, please visit our Facebook event page or see the Event Flyer for details.  

 

Sidewalk Toronto Public Roundtable #4

On December 8, 2018, Waterfront Toronto and Sidewalk Labs hosted the fourth public roundtable meeting on the Sidewalk Toronto project. During this full-day roundtable meeting at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, participants had the opportunity to attend a morning session and/or an afternoon session (both with the same agenda) to learn about and discuss key details being considered for the draft Master Innovation and Development Plan for Quayside. There were four break-out sessions focused on: site plans and transportation, affordable housing and social infrastructure, digital governance, and sustainability.  Those who couldn't join in person could also watch our livestream of the morning’s main presentation on the Sidewalk Toronto Facebook or YouTube pages, and catch-up online with recordings (presentation slides and audio only) of breakout sessions following the event. For more information, please visit this link


Associated Roundtable #4 Documents:
 

  • Meeting Agenda   PDF
  • Info Sheet 1 - Smart Cities   PDF
  • Info Sheet 2 - Digital Laws & Regulations   PDF
  • Info Sheet 3 - Data Collection and Use   PDF
  • Sidewalk Toronto Roundtable 4 - Workbook  PDF
  • Sidewalk Toronto Roundtable 4 - Transcribed Comments  PDF
  • Sidewalk Toronto Roundtable 4 - Summary Report  PDF
  • Sidewalk Toronto Roundtable 4 - Post Event Survey (Feedback Responses)  PDF


Questions, comments, want to learn more

 

We would love to hear from you. Send us your comments, questions or feedback. 

 

Contact us


20 Bay Street, Suite 1310
Toronto, ON M5J 2N8
Telephone: 416-214-1344
Fax: 416-214-4591
Email: info@waterfrontoronto.ca

 


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Want to volunteer?

 

While we don't have a volunteer program in place - many of our partners offer opportunities to contribute to waterfront revitalization through service.

From tree plantings, family events, exploring new parks and trails, community clean-ups to hands-on demonstrations and workshops we encourage you to get involved. Check out some of the exciting opportunities available.

 

 


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