Consultation Feedback Report on Sidewalk Labs' Draft MIDP

Beginning in June 2019, over the course of five weeks, more than 1,000 people participated in round one consultation activities, which included four public meetings, seven drop-in information sessions at Toronto Public Library branches, an online consultation and written submissions.

The following Consultation Feedback Report summarizes the public’s perspectives from all round one consultation activities and includes an appendices with detailed feedback.


We thank everyone who has participated in this critical conversation to date. Waterfront Toronto is listening and committed to building and protecting a waterfront valued by generations to come.

Round One Consultations on Sidewalk Labs’ draft MIDP

In July 2019, Waterfront Toronto initiated the first of two rounds of public consultations across Toronto to seek feedback on the MIDP. The first round of consultation focused on orienting the public to the 1,500+ page submission from Sidewalk Labs from the perspective of Waterfront Toronto—the public steward of waterfront revitalization working with all three levels of government.

Round one consultations consisted of 4 identical major public consultations, 7 information sessions at Toronto Public Libraries across the city, an online consultation and written submissions until July 31, 2019. Written submissions and the online consultation remained open until October 30, 2019, but anything received after the round one deadline was not included in the consultation summary Feedback Report.

The following are videos of the full public consultation that took place on Saturday, July 20, 2019:


In addition, the following materials were available at each of the public consultations and information sessions:


Public Briefing

Waterfront Toronto held a Public Briefing on Quayside to share an update on the October 31, 2019 project realignment with Sidewalk Labs, an explanation of how the threshold issues have been addressed, and the next steps as the realigned proposal moves forward to formal evaluation.

Watch a recording of the November 19 event here.

Read the full presentation deck here and handout provided to participants that evening here.

Read the full summary report on the Public Briefing here.