A few days ago I took the streetcar from Chinatown to Union station en route to visiting a friend. It was the first time I had traveled along the waterfront by streetcar in a while, and it gave me an opportunity to take in some of the work undertaken by Waterfront Toronto over the last few years.
With the Spadina wavedeck and HTO park complete and open, and two more wavedecks under construction and scheduled for completion this year, there is a palpable sense of change on the waterfront. The process has had its hiccups – and no doubt there will be many more – but it is exciting to see some of the renderings that have been used so much in promotional material finally becoming a reality.
The above video – posted to YouTube by Waterfront Toronto – features a few more such renderings for another part of the waterfront: the Lower Donlands. Featuring excerpts from a tour of the area ostensibly hosted by architect Ken Greenberg, the near five-minute video describes the Lower Donlands’ past, present, and potential future.