TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - Media are invited to attend a groundbreaking to mark the start of excavation on a new river valley as part of the Port Lands Flood Protection project, with representatives from Waterfront Toronto and all orders of government.
One of the most ambitious construction programs in Toronto's history, this project will protect 290 hectares of land from flooding and create a kilometre-long river valley and a new island on Toronto's waterfront.
Flood protection is essential to the next step in waterfront revitalization. It will unlock an area as big as downtown Toronto for development of new homes, workplaces, destination parks and water access.
Date: November 28
Technical briefing: 8:15 a.m.
Location: 200 Queens Quay East
Groundbreaking ceremony: 9:30 a.m., followed by a photo op at 10 a.m. and a media availability
Location: 51 Commissioners Street
- Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation Chief Stacey LaForme
- Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities François-Philippe Champagne
- Provincial Minister of Infrastructure Monte McNaughton
- City of Toronto Mayor John Tory
- Waterfront Toronto Chief Project Officer David Kusturin
- Waterfront Toronto Board Chair Helen Burstyn
SOURCE Waterfront Toronto
For further information: Media Contact: Mira Shenker, Project Communications and Public Engagement, Waterfront Toronto, Email: MShenker@waterfrontoronto.ca, Telephone: (416) 306-8665