What’s Next For Toronto’s Waterfront?
In 2001, the governments of Toronto, Ontario and Canada gave Waterfront Toronto a mandate to revitalize 2,000 acres of Toronto’s waterfront. Toronto’s waterfront revitalization project is almost unequalled in size on a world scale. It’s larger than Lower Manhattan south of Houston Street, and four times the size of Monaco. To get a sense of its proportions on a local scale, the total area being redeveloped is roughly the size of Toronto’s downtown core.
Transforming the lands by the lake into a connected waterfront with new neighborhoods, sustainable transportation infrastructure, urban spaces, and bridges is a long-term exercise in planning and partnerships. Projects already completed include the Wavedecks, Corktown Common, Sugar Beach and the revitalized Queens Quay. In 2017, the three orders of government announced funding for Port Lands Flood Protection, a $1.25-billion project that will unlock over one third of the waterfront for development. Additional priority projects on the waterfront include the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Quayside, also referred to as Sidewalk Toronto
This event will feature a buffet dinner at the legendary Cherry Street Bar-B-Que, followed by a presentation from three world-class speakers on the past, present, and not-so-distant future of Toronto’s Waterfront. These presenters include David Kusturin (Chief Project Officer, Waterfront Toronto), Meggen Janes, M.Sc., P.Eng. (Director of Soil and Groundwater Management & Brownfield Approvals, Waterfront Toronto), and Joey Herrington, M.Env.Sc., PMP (Senior Project Manager, Waterfront Toronto).
March 18, 2019
Habitat For Humanity Build
Want to gain construction experience or become more handy around the house? Come out and join the CSCE Toronto Section for a day of fun and networking as we help build a home for a family in need with Habitat for Humanity GTA! No experience is required, and Habitat for Humanity will provide all the necessary tools and personal protective equipment.
Habitat for Humanity GTA is one of 1,400 affiliates worldwide working to build safe, decent, and affordable homes for families. Every year, they partner with communities to help working, lower income families in the GTA achieve strength, stability, and independence through affordable homeownership.
The morning event will commence with a safety orientation, and then we will be split into groups to tackle various residential home construction activities! Habitat for Humanity will have trained personnel on site to teach and assist you with the safe operation of tools and equipment. At mid-day, we will take a break for lunch and a team photo. Below are additional details for the build day:
- Arrival: All participants must arrive no later than 8:00AM. Accommodation of late arrivals is not guaranteed.
- Accessibility: If any participants have accessibility needs, please let us know by your registration deadline (two weeks prior to your build day) so that we can discuss accommodations.
- Parking: Parking information and permits (to be printed and displayed) will be sent to all registered participants 3 days prior to your build day.
- Attire: Dress suitably for both indoor and outdoor work. Long pants and socks are mandatory.
Habitat for Humanity GTA will provide all the necessary personal protective equipment, and tools. Lunch will be provided. Bring a refillable water bottle and sunscreen. Spaces are limited
Registration Link: http://vhub.at/CSCE_hfhgta
March 23, 2019