Join us on the 27th to hear Chris Glaisek, Chief Planning & Design Officer, Waterfront Toronto and Nancy Gaffney, Waterfront Specialist, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. Glaisek will guide us to: “The Future of Waterfront Revitalization: Aspirational Projects." Gaffney will share exciting updates on the Scarborough Waterfront Project.

Waterfront for All members will also elect a our new Board of Directors for 2020.

Toronto’s waterfront is more than our city’s edge along Lake Ontario – it’s a destination and second neighbourhood for every Torontonian to enjoy. We've come a long way in revitalizing our waterfront, but much more work lies ahead.

That’s why over 30 organizations have come together to form Waterfront for All – as a new citizens group for everyone interested in the future of Toronto's waterfront. We need your help to grow - from Etobicoke to Scarborough, from North York to the islands. Whether as a resident or as a group, everyone is invited to join.

News & Media

Toronto, Jan 18, 2019 – Ontario Place For All [https://www.ontarioplaceforall.com/] is calling on the Ontario government to put its redevelopment plans for the lakefront park on hold.

The Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports announced today the government is interested in turning Ontario Place into an “attraction that could include exciting sport and entertainment landmarks, public spaces or shopping.” Michael Tibollo said the areas open for redevelopment include “the Ontario Place Islands, mainland, pods and the Cinesphere.”

Ontario Place For All says this promises to destroy Ontario Place and the vision that has guided it for decades. Spokesperson Suzanne Kavanagh says “there has been some really great planning work on Ontario Place in recent years and opening the park up for private sector bids throws all that planning out the window.”

Former Premier William Davis has added his voice to the protection of Ontario Place. He said last week that “it would be a shame and a disservice if commercial gain replaced the public interest on the present site of Ontario Place.”

Ontario Place For All believes the renewal of Ontario Place must be guided by five principles.

• Ontario Place for ALL, it must be kept publicly accessible
• Public Interest, not commercial interest must drive the new vision
• No casino
• Any changes must be part of a thoughtful, comprehensive public review process
• A full and robust public consultation
• Recognition of the waterfront’s Indigenous heritage

The principles were developed at a rally last weekend where 150 supporters of Ontario Place vowed to ensure that Ontario Place becomes the kind of great park Ontarians all want.

For more Information, contact:

Cynthia Wilkey (416) 892-8941
or
Suzanne Kavanagh (647) 309-4365

AGM

Our AGM was very well attended, with update presentations from Waterfront Toronto on Quayside and their five year vision. See their presentations below. Waterfront for All also elected our slate of officers, elected from the groups along the waterfront that endorse our mission. See below for Waterfront Toronto's slides.

Waterfront for All – Statement in response to the Auditor General’s report on Waterfront Toronto

December 5, 2018 – For Immediate Release

In light of today’s 2018 annual report of the Auditor General of Ontario, Waterfront for
All has had the opportunity to reflect on the value for money delivered by Waterfront
Toronto.

Waterfront Toronto was created in 2001 to address nearly a century of failed plans to
revitalize Toronto’s waterfront. In less than 20 years, it has transformed the central
waterfront through a myriad of projects including the redesign of Queens Quay and the
water’s edge promenade, and award-winning parks such as Corktown Common and
Sugar Beach. It has created a master plan for the new West Don Lands and East Bayfront
neighbourhoods and initiated the Don Mouth naturalization and flood protection
project, one of the largest infrastructure projects in Canada. According to the Ministry of
Infrastructure, these projects have resulted in $4.1 billion in economic output and $2.6
billion in development value from an initial investment of $1.5 billion.

Phone: 6479173198
Address: 10 Queens Quay West Suite 609, Toronto, ON, M5J 2R9