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Waterfront Toronto is the public steward of Toronto’s waterfront revitalization. We are working hard to create a beautifully designed, sustainable and innovative waterfront that belongs to everyone.

Quayside is 4.9-hectare (12-acre) parcel of land at the confluence of emerging neighbourhoods in the West Don Lands, East Bayfront, and the Port Lands. Revitalization at Quayside has the potential to create precedent-setting standards for building affordable, sustainable, inclusive, and prosperous communities.

On May 7, Waterfront Toronto was informed that Sidewalk Labs was withdrawing from our planned redevelopment of Quayside on Toronto’s waterfront. You can read our Board Chair, Stephen Diamond’s response to this development here.

A tremendous opportunity exists at Quayside, and we remain committed to the careful and collaborative development of an innovative community that finds solutions for urban challenges cities around the world are facing—addressing climate change, active mobility, and housing affordability.

Waterfront Toronto has gained a better insight into our objectives for the future, an advanced understanding of what can be achieved in Toronto, and what new standards our city can set for the world. 

Thank you for contributing to this dialogue over the past several years. We look forward to continuing this conversation.

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The Planning Context

Planning for Quayside is grounded in the Central Waterfront Secondary Plan and East Bayfront Precinct Plan. Learn more here.

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