Map of the Bentway project area, spanning from Strachan Avenue in the west to Spadina Avenue in the east
Map of the Bentway
  • Thanks to a $25 million private family donation, the City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto are transforming lands under a western segment of the Gardiner Expressway into a 1.75 kilometre vibrant gathering place
  • Known as the Bentway, the initiative extends from approximately Strachan Avenue in the west to Spadina Avenue, knitting together a number of waterfront destinations and the neighbourhoods of Exhibition Place, Liberty Village, Niagara, Fort York, Bathurst Quay, Wellington Place, and City Place
  • Upcoming programming includes a skating rink, terraced gardens, public markets, festivals, theatre and a continuous multiuse trail

Additional information is available through the Bentway Conservancy.

Recent Council Reports

Map showing Port Lands project area
Map of Port Lands
  • A partnership between the City, Waterfront Toronto, and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
  • Began in 2011 with the goal of setting a new direction to move forward with flood protection and the revitalization of the Port Lands
  • Recent focus has been to develop a planning framework and transportation and servicing master plan for the area

Additional information is available at the Port Lands Acceleration Initiative Consultation webpage.

Recent Council Reports

Conceptual rendering of Rail Deck Park facing the CN Tower
Conceptual Rendering of Rail Deck Park
  • Proposal to transform unused air space along Union Station rail corridor into a landmark gathering space
  • Addresses the high demand for park space downtown and represents a major commitment to ensuring high quality of life for downtown residents
  • Decking structure will support a vibrant urban park, align with transit expansion plans in the rail corridor, and minimize impacts on train operations below

Additional information is available at the Rail Deck Park web page.

Recent Council Reports

2016.EX17.1 – Rail Deck Park – Work Plan for Official Plan Amendments and an Implementation Strategy

Conceptual rendering of East Bayfront neighbourhood at dusk looking west
Conceptual Rendering of East Bayfront
  • 23 hectare, former industrial site extending from Lower Jarvis Street to Parliament Street and Lake Shore Boulevard to the water
  • Significant City ownership of lands
  • One of the first waterfront neighbourhoods to enter the implementation phase
  • Mixed-use district including Corus Entertainment, George Brown College, and a variety of residential projects

Additional information is available at Waterfront Toronto’s project web page.

Recent Council Reports

Conceptual rendering of the West Don Lands neighbourhood with a focus on Corktown Commons
Conceptual Rendering of West Don Lands
  • 32 hectares of former industrial lands that are being transformed into a sustainable, mixed-use community
  • Key feature is 8 hectare flood protection landform that provides critical flood protection for the downtown and serves as the foundation for Corktown Commons park
  • Upon completion, will feature approximately 6,000 new residential units, employment and commercial space, an elementary school, childcare centres, and 9.3 hectares of parks and public spaces

Access additional information at Waterfront Toronto’s project web page.

Recent Council Reports

Overhead conceptual rendering of Garrison Crossing facing east with the CN Tower in the background
Conceptual Rendering of Garrison Crossing
  • Will provide a link to increase connections between the City, Fort York, and the Waterfront upon completion in 2018

Access additional information at the Fort York Bridge Project web page.

Recent Council Reports

Map of Bathurst Quay area
Bathurst Quay
  • Neighbourhood Study was initiated in response to Porter Airlines’ request to amend the tripartite agreement to allow jet aircrafts at Billy Bishop Airport and extend the runway
  • Porter Airline’s request was denied by the Federal Government
  • The City of Toronto proceeded with the Study to provide a framework for development and transportation pressures within the neighbourhood
  • City Council endorsed the guiding principles and action plan in July 2017
Access additional information at the Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood Plan project page.

Recent Council Reports

2017.TE25.55 – Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood Plan – Interim Report

Inside view of Wellington Destructor, showcasing the industrial architecture
Wellington Destructor
  • Heritage listed, City-owned facility constructed in 1925 as a garbage incinerator and waste transfer station
  • Building’s expansive spaces and heritage industrial architecture make the reuse of this building an exciting prospect
  • City of Toronto is considering the future uses of the site, examining its potential as a community and cultural facility as well as potential partners and delivery models for adaptive reuse

Recent Council Reports

2014.PG35.4 – South Niagara Planning Strategy – Final Report

Overhead view of Gardiner East Environmental Assessment Study Area
Gardiner East EA Study Area
  • City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto are proponents of the recently completed Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard East Reconfiguration Environmental Assessment and Integrated Urban Design Study (Gardiner East)
  • City Council endorsed a hybrid option as the preferred EA solution
  • EA includes a conceptual public realm plan from Jarvis Street to Leslie Street
  • EA was submitted in January 2017 to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change for review and approval

Access additional information at the Gardiner East Project Page.

Recent Council Reports

Streetcar at Queens Quay
Queens Quay
  • “Reset” study providing a comprehensive assessment of the needs and options for transit improvements in the waterfront area
  • Phase 1 study completed in 2016; Phase 2 study currently underway with a recommended waterfront transit network solution anticipated by the end of 2017

Access additional information at the Waterfront Transit Reset project page.

Recent Council Reports

Conceptual rendering of Lake Ontario Park with downtown Toronto in the background
Conceptual Rendering of Lake Ontario Park
  • Will encompass 37km and 375 hectares of shoreline along the Outer Harbour
  • Vision is to design a coherent linear landscape from diverse sites along the park

Access additional information at Waterfront Toronto’s project web page.

Recent Council Reports

2014.PG34.11 – Port Lands Acceleration Initiative Phase 2 – Progress Report

Picture of Billy Bishop Airport from the air
Billy Bishop Airport

For information, visit the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Initiatives page.

Map showing the Quayside neighbourhood in the context of the larger waterfront
Quayside Site

For more information, visit the Quayside/Sidewalk Toronto project page.