Waterfront Toronto is working to create a vibrant, connected waterfront that belongs to everyone. As city-builders, we care about creating neighbourhoods, parks, destinations, and infrastructure that make people’s lives better. From our perspective, Toronto’s waterfront is one of the most exciting city-building opportunities on earth: a place where promising ideas for a more affordable, livable, and sustainable city can be tested, refined, showcased, and scaled.
Our organization was established in 2001 by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, and the City of Toronto to unlock the social and economic potential of the waterfront. Our mandate has been to apply best practices in urban revitalization—from new technology and infrastructure to leading strategies in design and sustainable development—to over 800 hectares of underutilized land along Lake Ontario.
So far, we’ve led or catalyzed 2.5 million square feet of development along the waterfront, adding affordable housing, commercial space, aquatic habitat, critical infrastructure, and beloved public spaces. Our projects have included the West Don Lands, Corktown Common, Underpass Park, Sugar Beach, Sherbourne Common, Queens Quay, the Port Lands, Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, and The Bentway.