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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Reminder: Waterfront Toronto Tour, TGTA Event, Wed. Oct. 24th, 2012 4:30-6p,

Hello Everyone,
This is just a reminder that there will be a TGTA event this Wednesday at the waterfront. You can still sign up to come, simply email me if you are coming. Details are found below.
See you then,

Toronto Geographers Teacher Association Social/ PD Event
Waterfront Toronto   Oct. 24th, 2012, 4:30pm-6pm
Presentation and Tour- Meet at 20 Bay Street, Suite 1310
RSVP By Oct. 22nd to cell # - 416-801-7299 (text if you are running late to find out where we are)

Tour stops

1.            Canada's Sugar Beach
2.            Corus Quay
3.            Water's Edge Promenade
4.            George Brown College
5.            Future Bayside development site
6.            Sherbourne Common – south
7.            Sherbourne Common – north
8.            Future Monde development site
9.            Queens Quay Revitalization

Presentation Overview
Revitalizing Toronto's waterfront is the largest urban renewal project currently underway in North America and one of the world's largest waterfront revitalization initiatives. Waterfront Toronto is the tri-government funded corporation with a 25-year mandate to transform 800 hectares of waterfront brown field lands into Toronto's New Blue Edge - beautiful, accessible, sustainable mixed-use communities and dynamic public spaces.

Learn how Waterfront Toronto is bringing together sustainable development, excellence in urban design, real estate development, leading technology infrastructure and the delivery of important public policy objectives in revitalizing Toronto's waterfront. Learn about the progress to-date on waterfront revitalization and hear about the exciting things to come.

Walking Tour of the East Bayfront
Located only minutes from Toronto's downtown core at the foot of Lake Ontario, East Bayfront is set to become one of the premier waterfront neighbourhoods in Canada and around the world. The 23 hectare (55 acre) area, which stretches from Lower Jarvis Street east to Parliament Street and from Lake Shore Boulevard south to the water's edge, will feature 6,000 residential units, including 1,200 affordable residences, and millions of square feet of employment space to accommodate 8,000 jobs. The quality of the neighbourhood's residential, retail and commercial developments is enhanced by their proximity to the lake and the dynamic parks and public spaces surrounding them, which make up a quarter of the community.  Beyond being an attractive and vibrant place to live and work, East Bayfront will also be a city-wide destination for entertainment and cultural events.

While its complete development will unfold over the next 10-15 years, the neighbourhood has already sprung to life with the arrival of its first residents.  In 2010, it became home to Corus Quay, the corporate headquarters of Corus Entertainment and more than 1,200 employees.  Next door, the state-of-the-art George Brown College Health Sciences Campus, which was completed in July 2012, is brining 3,500 students to the waterfront.  The area's two signature parks are also now complete and attracting visitors from across the city.  Canada's Sugar Beach, comprised of an urban beach, plaza and tree-lined promenade, opened in 2010.  Sherbourne Common, which innovatively houses the neighbourhood's stormwater treatment facility, was completed in 2011.

Looking ahead, the neighbourhood's development continues to accelerate.  Sales have launched for Monde Condominiums, the area's first residential building, which is expected to be complete in 2013.  The Bayside project, a mixed-use development with employment space for 2400 jobs, 1700 residential units, cultural and retail uses, continues to make steady design, planning and early site work.

Contact:  Tanya Bevington
Telephone: 416-214-1344

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