Queens Quay & Central Waterfront
The central waterfront – the western half from Yonge Street east to Bathurst Street – is a critical juncture between the water and the city. Over time it has been divided and developed; but always it has been at the centre of a vigorous civic debate. Excessive development in the 1980s produced the notorious “Wall of Condos,” but today’s work takes a holistic approach to improving and redefining these spaces. The incorporation of multi-modal transportation, a balance of economic development, coupled with the delivery of dynamic public spaces – draws people in and encourages a new relationship to Toronto’s waterfront. At its core, the strength of the central waterfront will be its ability to unite people around a shared vision of this unique public space.