Future Waterfront Community

Back in the old days when Toronto first began to take shape, factories and warehouses were built along the waterfront so ships could easily load and unload materials and finished goods. After all, there were no airports or highways – easy access to the lake had a high priority.

That changed as the city developed modern infrastructure, the old industrial sites fell into disuse, and manufacturing moved to the suburbs. And that’s why for decades we’ve had 1,000 acres of land just east of downtown Toronto sitting vacant and unused, waiting to be redeveloped.

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But with the impetus of the City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto, these lands are beginning to transform. It’s a massive undertaking, and Hines and Tridel are proud to be part of it. In the heart of the East Bayfront neighbourhood, the successful Bayside Toronto community is already welcoming visitors to the waterfront Promenade, for stunning views of the city and the lake. Along with four new condominium residences at Bayside Toronto, Hines and Tridel have also overseen the creation of the new Aitken Place Park, a peaceful green oasis.

Aqualina-Bayside

Cleaner, greener lifestyle

Aqualina, Bayside’s inaugural residential tower, welcomed its first residents last fall. The second condominium tower, Aquavista, and the third phase, Aquabella, are both under construction. Aqualuna at Bayside is the fourth and final chance to live in this award-winning community, and will complete the exciting lakefront vision for Bayside Toronto. Occupancy is expected in 2023.

Living at Bayside in a master planned new community, you’re spectacularly located right beside the reimagined new Port Lands community along Toronto’s eastern waterfront. It’s an exciting time to live on the lake, as the old industrial lands are reclaimed and adapted to a 21st century lifestyle. A lifestyle that’s sustainable, green, clean, prosperous, and technologically advanced.

Aqualina-Bayside

Cleaner, greener lifestyle

Aqualina, Bayside’s inaugural residential tower, welcomed its first residents last fall. The second condominium tower, Aquavista, and the third phase, Aquabella, are both under construction. Aqualuna at Bayside is the fourth and final chance to live in this award-winning community, and will complete the exciting lakefront vision for Bayside Toronto. Occupancy is expected in 2023.

Living at Bayside in a master planned new community, you’re spectacularly located right beside the reimagined new Port Lands community along Toronto’s eastern waterfront. It’s an exciting time to live on the lake, as the old industrial lands are reclaimed and adapted to a 21st century lifestyle. A lifestyle that’s sustainable, green, clean, prosperous, and technologically advanced.

Let it flow

The first step in turning this vision into reality is by restoring the mouth of the Don River so it flows naturally into the lake through a flood plain. Not only will naturalized new wetlands give fish and wildlife a home, it will also channel floodwaters into the harbour, reducing the danger of flooding.

Naturalizing the Don River anchors the Port Land Flood Protection Project, a $1.2 billion initiative that includes Villiers Island. As a vibrant, new, mixed-use community of homes, workplaces, parks, restaurants, and shopping, it will connect the Port Lands to East Bayfront and the downtown core. Villiers Island, as one of Canada’s first climate positive communities, will set a new global standard for urban living. This low-carbon, sustainable community, with the expansive new Promontory Park and River Park, will help remove carbon dioxide from the air.

Let it flow

The first step in turning this vision into reality is by restoring the mouth of the Don River so it flows naturally into the lake through a flood plain. Not only will naturalized new wetlands give fish and wildlife a home, it will also channel floodwaters into the harbour, reducing the danger of flooding.

Naturalizing the Don River anchors the Port Land Flood Protection Project, a $1.2 billion initiative that includes Villiers Island. As a vibrant, new, mixed-use community of homes, workplaces, parks, restaurants, and shopping, it will connect the Port Lands to East Bayfront and the downtown core. Villiers Island, as one of Canada’s first climate positive communities, will set a new global standard for urban living. This low-carbon, sustainable community, with the expansive new Promontory Park and River Park, will help remove carbon dioxide from the air.

Trails, paths, and parks

If you love walking or cycling, the new Bayside and Port Lands communities will be your nirvana, crisscrossed by bike trails and walking paths. From your home on the waterfront, you can cycle along the newly completed Martin Goodman Trail, to the western or eastern beaches, and even Tommy Thompson Park on the Leslie Spit. With that famous cycling trail now complete, another piece of Toronto’s waterfront vision has fallen into place. For everyone using the area’s roads, things will get better as well. Plans are for Commissioner’s Street to be reconstructed and Cherry Street to be realigned.

Trails, paths, and parks

If you love walking or cycling, the new Bayside and Port Lands communities will be your nirvana, crisscrossed by bike trails and walking paths. From your home on the waterfront, you can cycle along the newly completed Martin Goodman Trail, to the western or eastern beaches, and even Tommy Thompson Park on the Leslie Spit. With that famous cycling trail now complete, another piece of Toronto’s waterfront vision has fallen into place. For everyone using the area’s roads, things will get better as well. Plans are for Commissioner’s Street to be reconstructed and Cherry Street to be realigned.

State-of-the-art technology

There’s a technological side to the transformation. Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs – a division of Google – has partnered with Waterfront Toronto to create Sidewalk Toronto. Just steps from Sugar Beach within the Quayside community, its goal is to create one of the world’s first “smart neighbourhoods,” utilizing innovative technologies to understand the way people use their environment, and then improving it.

The transformative vision for Toronto’s future waterfront also includes an innovative approach to infrastructure, including a commitment to build Canada’s first open-access, ultra-high-speed broadband community network. This means a significant portion of the new community will be equipped with state-of-the-art fibre-optic technology that will provide super-fast, unlimited internet access to area residents and businesses.

State-of-the-art technology

There’s a technological side to the transformation. Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs – a division of Google – has partnered with Waterfront Toronto to create Sidewalk Toronto. Just steps from Sugar Beach within the Quayside community, its goal is to create one of the world’s first “smart neighbourhoods,” utilizing innovative technologies to understand the way people use their environment, and then improving it.

The transformative vision for Toronto’s future waterfront also includes an innovative approach to infrastructure, including a commitment to build Canada’s first open-access, ultra-high-speed broadband community network. This means a significant portion of the new community will be equipped with state-of-the-art fibre-optic technology that will provide super-fast, unlimited internet access to area residents and businesses.

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