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Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation. www.towaterfront.ca. Toronto Waterfront Today. Vision - Revitalized water’s edge. Vision - Green Communities. Vision - Innovative Public Spaces. Vision - Interaction with Water. Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation.

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Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation

  • Incorporated on 1 November 2001
  • Tripartite contribution of funds – Government of Canada, Province of Ontario & City of Toronto
  • Mandate
    • To implement a plan that enhances the economic, social and cultural value of the land in the designated waterfront area
    • Ensure that on-going developments can continue in a financially self-sustaining manner
    • Promote and encourage involvement of private sector in the development
    • Encourage public input
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Revitalization - Overall Scope

  • 750 acres of parks & public spaces
  • 40,000 new homes in mixed-use neighbourhoods
  • 1 million m2 employment space
  • Major cultural & recreational attractions
  • Expanded public transit
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West Don Lands

King

Don River

Eastern

Rail Corridor

Mill

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West Don Lands – Key Elements

  • 23 acres of parks and public spaces - 25% of precinct
  • 6,000 residential housing units, 1,200 affordable
  • One million sq ft commercial
  • School
  • Recreation and childcare centres
  • Public transit < five minute walk
  • Bikeways, pedestrian connections
  • Flood protection
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West Don Lands - Transit

  • Transit first approach; within 5 minute walk of all residences
  • EA underway
  • Construction scheduled to start 2008; service operational in 2009
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West Don Lands - Don River Park

  • New 19 acre park
  • Cornerstone of the West Don Lands and linkage to Don Corridor
  • Trail connections, play space, respite, lifelong recreation, public art, integrated with land form
  • Park design team on board; three phases of work
  • Community involvement throughout design process
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West Don Lands - District Energy

  • District Energy system in the West Don Lands
  • District Energy provides heating and cooling to a community of buildings from one central plant
  • Reduces costs of new buildings, lowers air emissions, improves air quality, consistent with TWRC’s sustainability goals
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West Don Lands – Green Buildings

  • Green Building Specifications:
  • Experienced Team
  • Integrated Design Process
  • LEED Gold Certification - Mandatory Credits(Bicycle Facilities; Hybrid & Alternative Fuel Vehicles; Minimum Light Pollution; Optimize Energy Performance; Measurement & Verification; Low Emitting Materials)
  • Minimum Energy Use
  • Green Roofs
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West Don Lands - Developer Proposal Call

  • Two-stage proposal call, RFQ to be released Summer 2006
  • Composition of development and architectural team will be crucial
  • Key considerations:
    • Sustainability and green buildings
    • Urban design
    • Great architecture
    • Timely construction
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East Bayfront Precinct Plan Summary

  • 55 acres
  • Continuous water's edge promenade
  • Well defined public realm - 20% of precinct
  • Year-round destinations
  • Low-scale development at water’s edge
  • Non-residential uses at grade
  • 4,040 market units
  • 1,260 affordable rental units
  • Strong commercial/cultural sector - 2-million sq ft
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Municipal Approvals & Developers Proposal Call

  • Municipal Approvals
    • Business Plan submission to City Council for approval Sept. 2006
    • Zoning Plan submission to City Council for approval Sept. 2006
  • Developer Proposal Call
    • Redevelopment of private lands undertaken by private landowners
    • Developer selection process to begin Spring 2007 for public lands
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Port Lands - The Opportunity

  • Vast area of generally unoccupied land
  • Proximity to the centre of Toronto
  • Excellent water access
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Port Lands - Implementation Plan

  • Transform Plans & studies into ”roadmap” for revitalization
  • New services, infrastructure andPrivate developments
  • Land and water decontamination
  • Relocation of existing uses and business
  • Interim and transitional land uses
  • Develop a comprehensive implementation strategy including phasing of works & developments
  • Formulate key decision points
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Brand Strategy

  • Transition from planning to implementation
  • 2006 TWRC starts major build out
  • Brand strategy & marketing plan to support this work
  • Objectives:
    • Communicate revitalization benefits
    • Build broader public support
    • Distinguish TWRC as leader on waterfront
    • Make waterfront & sustainable development synonymous
    • Drive investor interest
slide27

New Town Development in Hong Kong

Tseung Kwan O in 1981…

Tseung Kwan O in 2002

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Toronto Waterfront Revitalization

  • Study and Prepare development plans
  • Zoning plan submission to City Council for approval
  • Implement public sector infrastructure works
  • Developer proposal calls
  • Coordinating developments in the designated area
  • New Town or new developemnt areas in Hong Kong
  • Study and Prepare development plans
  • Zoning plan submission to Town Planning Board for approval
  • Implement public sector infrastructure works
  • Land sale for private developments
  • Coordinating developments in the designated area