Category: The Waterfront


by Bill King Nearly thirty years have passed since I took a bike ride along the Martin Goodman trail in search of a suitable location for a potential new jazz festival. It was co-producer Bruce Davidson of my nationally syndicated Jazz Report Radio Network who suggested Amstel Beer was looking to back a festival. It just happened I found myself in Kew Gardens, just east of Woodbine Avenue, down front a rickety bandstand and an all-women trad-band playing under a hot July sun. I notified Bruce of my discovery and he took it from there. The Amstel thing never...

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The Waterfront BIA

by Maeve Salichuk The Waterfront BIA – Growing Business on the Toronto Waterfront – The Waterfront Business Improvement Area (BIA) invites you to share in the excitement this summer with spectacular events, new restaurants and a spirit of fun that just won’t quit! Established in 2004, this community driven organization is dedicated to promoting and enhancing the economic and cultural vitality of the Waterfront area. The area welcomes 17 million visitors annually to experience one of Toronto’s premier destinations. Check out the triple award-winning Singing Ambassadors, Thursdays through Mondays from 10 am to 6 pm, June 22nd until September...

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The Residential Rebirth of the St Lawrence Neighbourhood

Although its the oldest section of the city by far, and lies right on the lake and is bordering the downtown core, the St Lawrence neighbourhood of Toronto has never been considered premium residential property.  That could be because it was once Ontario’s busiest industrial park, and when all the manufacturing jobs went overseas it became a low rise, red bricked rust belt.  The region is only just coming alive again now as some new developments are set to change people’s perception of Front St East forevermore. Where is the St Lawrence Neighbourhood? The St Lawrence neighbourhood is on...

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Waterfront Vision 2020: Update

by Linda Montgomery Back in 2006, the Waterfront Magazine summer edition included Waterfront Vision 2020, a series of articles on plans for revitalizing the Toronto Waterfront and the players behind it. At the time the Waterfront area, from the Port Lands to Bathurst Street, was mostly underutilized industrial lands and condo buildings, with a spattering of tourism, recreation and retail. Many Torontonians were skeptical a “world-class” Toronto Waterfront would ever become reality.  Looking back at that edition of ten years ago, we interviewed Toronto’s then mayor David Miller, we explored a bid to host the long-way-off Expo 2015, we...

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July Events Shaping up for Waterfront

Celebrate Canada Day weekend at the Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by PortsToronto. Bring the whole crew to RWF 2016 as we welcome back the tall ships to Toronto’s Waterfront. Star ships include El Galeón, a Spanish vessel with 6 decks full of history; Draken Harald Hårfagre, the largest and most authentic Viking ship built in modern days; our American friend, Pride of Baltimore II along with local Toronto vessels. The Royal Canadian Navy will also be joining the event with two coastal defence ships, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Kingston and Goose Bay. RWF has lots of other family...

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