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WATERFRONToronto hosts public meeting
on project to redesign Queens Quay West, June 9

The City of Toronto and WATERFRONToronto intend to transform the most popular part of Toronto’s waterfront, the area south of Lake Shore Boulevard between Lower Jarvis and Bathurst Streets.

Working with a comprehensive plan by West 8 and DTAH, the winners of the 2006 Central Waterfront Innovative Design Competition, they hope to revitalize the central waterfront by:

  • reconfiguring Queens Quay to create a signature waterfront boulevard with a generous, tree-lined public promenade for pedestrians and cyclists;
  • connecting different parts of the area by building timber footbridges to create a continuous water’s edge promenade and boardwalk;
  • encouraging lively marine activity by installing a series of finger piers;
  • connecting the entire waterfront with a consistent palette of trees, furnishings and materials such as granite paving surfaces, wood decking and benches, brushed stainless steel railings and timber and aluminum light poles.

One of the key components of the plan includes removing the TTC streetcar tracks along Queens Quay West and rebuilding them slightly south of their current location.

WATERFRONToronto will update members of the public about the status of the project during a public meeting Thursday, June 9 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Harbourfront Centre, Lakeside Terrace, 235 Queens Quay West.

You can learn more about the project here.