Waterfront Communities C1 Real Estate
Waterfront revitalization has been a hot topic of debate for decades but in the fall of 2001, all levels of government established the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation, to lead and manage a comprehensive renewal of Toronto’s waterfront. It is currently one of the largest urban redevelopment projects underway in North America. Full revitalization is projected to take 25 to 30 years and an estimated $17 billion in public and private funds to complete.
The social, cultural, and recreational hub of the neighbourhood is the Harbourfront Centre. This venue hosts close to 4,000 events per year, ranging from craft workshops and sailing lessons to jazz festivals, outdoor performances and food fairs. The March and summer camp offers children 45 diverse mini camps with everything from cooking, circus and sports, to sailing and kayaking. In the winter there is a free open-air ice rink. The Harbourfront of today is a network of parks, open spaces and trails that allow residents and visitors to get close to the water.
For an interesting retail experience head to Queen's Quay Terminal located next to Harbourfront Centre. This is a former warehouse converted into a mixed-use building including a shopping centre designed for high-end retailers, commercial office space, and a residential condominium development.
The Air Canada Centre, Skydome, C.N. Tower, and the Harbourfront Antique Market are all located within this neighbourhood. The Canadian National Exhibition, the Marine Museum, and Old Fort York are all just minutes from Harbourfront, while the Toronto Islands are ten minutes away by ferry boat.