Harbourfront Centre Water's Edge Revitalization
The Harbourfront Centre Water’s Edge Revitalization Project was built with the support of the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation (TWRC) with funding from the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto. Located at one of the most visited sites in Toronto, the Harbourfront Centre Water’s Edge Revitalization Project’s objective was to expand and improve public access to Lake Ontario.
The project was divided into two stages; York Quay and John Quay. A revitalized water’s edge now graces York Quay and John Quay with an expanded public promenade, a new and readily accessible boardwalk (15ft wide) traversing the lakefront and two dynamic finger piers perpendicular to the boardwalk to accommodate tour boats without blocking a view of the water. John Quay improvements now provide a much more inviting access to the Nautical Centre and all the recreational activities available there. The project also included installing new and unique lighting and street furnishings, including a continuous granite capstone for seating that runs the length of the boardwalk. Environmental improvements include the addition of about 100 trees and the construction of a new fish habitat. Expansive new landscaping and trees make the lakefront a much greener, more inviting space than ever before.
TWRC contributed $12.5 million to support Harbourfront Centre in this first step toward the overall revitalization of the site.