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 20 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

How do we talk about the future of the Island Airport?

It's time for a serious talk about the future of the Billy Bishop Island Airport.

How do we have the conversation? 

Join us on December 13 at 7 pm to hear public engagement expert Nicole Swerhun, Managing Principal of Third Party Public, lead us through key issues and critical process considerations. 

Click here to RSVP

Island Airport issues on our radar:

  • New safety regulations that Billy Bishop must comply with.
  • The 50-year lease expires in just a few years.
  • And some say the land should be a park or used for a mix of non-aviation activities.
  • Nicole Swerhun has facilitated many difficult public discussions about the Toronto Waterfront. We are excited to have her share
    her thoughts on how we can, collectively, approach this big, difficult topic.

 

Annual General Meeting

On May 24, 2022 our Speaker Series #7 featured Chris Glaisek of Waterfront Toronto, Geoff Wilson of PortsToronto and Nancy Gaffney of TRCA. We'll post their slide presentations and a recording soon. We also held our Annual General Meeting.

Chair Ed Hore gave his annual summary of things that happened on the Toronto Waterfront. Here it is in writing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paddling Map of Toronto

Chair Ed Hore has been kayaking around the amazing Toronto Waterfront for decades and gets a lot of questions about the best routes, where to launch, where to park, where to rent, and so on. So he recently tried his hand at an annotated Paddling Map of the waterfront that answers at least some of these questions.

Toronto is stunningly beautiful from the water. But always keep in mind it's on a Great Lake. Particularly in unsheltered areas, the Lake can get choppy and rough; weather changes can be unpredictable. Always make sure you paddle within your skill set. If in doubt take some lessons.  There are introductory kayak, canoe and SUP lessons and rentals at Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak Centre and SUP lessons and rentals at various locations across the waterfront. Have fun! 

 

 

  

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