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Striking a balance on Toronto's waterfront

View photo gallery that moves from west to east along the water's edge, showing you what has already been transformed and what soon will be.

There have been many questions recently about Toronto’s waterfront and how it is being transformed – now and in the future – from industrial lands into dynamic new mixed-use neighbourhoods anchored by spectacular parks and public spaces

Many of these questions arise from the civic conversation over the proposed expansion of the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Waterfront Toronto’s board has made public its position on the issue, and has expressed its concern over the scale of the proposed expansion and its potential impact on the balance of the uses (residential, commercial, employment, recreation and tourism) being delivered on our waterfront.

What we’d like to show you, simply, is what those uses look like. We think it’s important that you understand the overall vision we are realizing for the public realm and the important role we believe this plays in revitalizing our waterfront.

Look again at some of the new parks, public spaces and other areas of your waterfront – some built, some under construction and some that we’ll build in the future. While we are engaging in these important debates about generational issues – whether it is the expansion of the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport or the future of the Gardiner Expressway – it is helpful to remind ourselves about the vision for Toronto’s waterfront revitalization and what it looks like. So as the public discussion continues, let’s look at what is happening on the waterfront and participate in a fact-based conversation about the space that we share. This photo gallerymoves from west to east along the water's edge, showing you what has already been transformed and what soon will be.

Waterfront Toronto has already invested over $1 billion in revitalization to date, so it’s also important for you to see what we’ve managed to accomplish with our waterfront and what is yet to come. 

 
 

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