The City of Toronto has provided an update on the next steps it will take to advance work on the Bathurst Quay waterfront park and two other projects.

According to a press release, a staff report on the projects will be sent to the city’s executive committee for consideration on July 12.

The city said the report recommends a “work plan to promote major new downtown parks and real public initiatives,” including Bathurst Quay, a “master plan” for a rail corridor and the redesign of University Avenue.

“The report outlines the vision for each project, the work completed to date, and key implementation considerations in the next phase of project development,” the statement read.

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The city said the proposed projects will be developed and implemented in stages as approvals and funding are obtained.

“Funds are available for continued research and planning work,” the statement said. “A detailed financial strategy for the future implementation of each initiative will be developed and a variety of financial tools and resources will be considered.”

bathurst pier

according to the cityat Bathurst Quay, a city-owned parking lot will be reused as the structural foundation for the new waterfront park “in combination with a structure over part of the adjacent Portland Slip.”

The city said design work is proposed to begin in conjunction with the garage closure and “remediation to allow for the award of a park construction bid in late 2026.”

The city said the work plan also includes the creation of an exploratory committee to “advance a multimedia projection facility at adjacent Canada Malting Company silos.”

rail corridor

The city said it is developing a Rail Corridor Public Area Master Plan that will provide a “strategic plan” to “gradually expand public space” above and adjacent to the rail corridors that run through the center of the city.

“The City is engaging with property owners, Metrolinx and other interested parties on a variety of project opportunities,” the statement read. “The Master Plan will better position the City to proactively plan for new open space and connections that contribute to the implementation of the concepts envisioned in the Downtown Plan.”

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University Avenue

The city said the redesign of University Avenue “has the potential to reimagine one of Toronto’s most iconic streets and provide a continuous public green space connecting the Financial District, the Health Sciences District and the University of Toronto.” ”.

According to the city, the next stage in the redevelopment will include an engagement strategy for “key stakeholders and partners,” a “capital project coordination strategy,” and a “heritage inventory.”

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