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Quayside is the cornerstone in our broader vision for the waterfront, the connector between existing communities to the north and west, and the future Villiers Island to the south. Each of these developments contribute to our vision for the waterfront and each contributes to the overall draw towards the water’s edge. For more than two decades, we have consistently challenged the status quo when bringing new waterfront communities to life. When built, it will be a dynamic, inclusive and resilient community that plays a pivotal role in reorienting the city towards the lake.  

 Quayside represents an extraordinary opportunity to create a high standard for inclusive mixed-use, mixed-income living for people and families at any stage of their lives. We aim to build on our successes in creating environmentally and socially resilient communities. Through Quayside, we will create lasting and inclusive economic vitality and workforce development opportunities for equity seeking groups and, yet again, demonstrate our climate leadership by creating one of Canada’s most sustainable low-carbon communities. Finally, we’ll make Quayside a dynamic hub on our waterfront, with new retail, cultural and community-based amenities that will be connected to year-round activity in adjacent parks and public spaces.  

 Quayside comprises approximately 4.9 hectares (12 acres), including 3.2 hectares (8 acres) of development sites offering approximately 306,580 m2 (3.3 million ft2) of pre-zoned mixed-use development potential. Read The Planning Context article below for more information about the geography and planning policies that give shape to the revitalization of Quayside. 

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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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