Infrastructure Investments and Services

construction image for infrastructure investments and servicesWhen Waterfront Toronto was established in 2001, the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, and the City of Toronto each committed $500 million in seed capital to begin the revitalization process. They also gave Waterfront Toronto development control over public land.

The majority of our investments are made in infrastructure and services for the public's benefit.  Further, the revenue from the sale of public lands are reinvested into revitalization programs, including infrastructure, public realm, and park projects. 

Impact of Investment

Waterfront Toronto's investments in infrastructure, parks, and public realm projects have many positive impacts on both the community and the economy. These revitalization projects enhance waterfront access and create new spaces that foster social interaction, a sense of community, and social well-being, as well as support active and healthy lifestyles. Our street revitalization projects, such as Queens Quay, are creating more functional and efficient spaces that balance the needs of all users by accommodating dedicated recreational, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, and auto traffic, while enhancing landscape features.

Revitalization projects improve the public realm and enhance tourism by creating greater access and views to the lake, and by providing greater connectivity to existing cultural facilities. Additionally, the improved quality of place in Toronto's waterfront is making it an even more desirable location for employment and for attracting top talent.

The following table details infrastructure investments and services provided for public benefit. 

infrastructure investments and services for public benefits

Completed Roads and Underground Infrastructure

To date, Waterfront Toronto has completed over 35 kilometres of new roads and underground infrastructure when put together end to end. This investment is the physical foundation of waterfront revitalization. 

kilometers of infrastructure completed