TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Waterfront Toronto, its government partners and stakeholders, will officially break ground on Queens Quay Boulevard on Friday, November 16. One of Waterfront Toronto's biggest projects to date, construction along Queens Quay is transforming 1.7 kilometres of Toronto's main waterfront street into a world-class boulevard.
When complete in early 2015, the new Queens Quay will be a must-see Toronto destination featuring a wide granite mosaic promenade, off-street Martin Goodman Trail, improved streetcar corridor and traffic lanes. New granite sidewalks and landscaping improvements in front of storefronts will stimulate ground floor retail activity and urban vitality.
|WHO:||Hon. Lisa Raitt, Minister of Labour, Government of Canada|
|Dipika Damerla, MPP Mississauga East-Cooksville, Government of Ontario|
|Karen Stintz, Toronto City Councillor, Ward 16 (Eglinton-Lawrence) and TTC Chair|
|David Whitaker, President and CEO of Tourism Toronto|
|Kevin Currie, Chairman, Waterfront Business Improvement Area|
|Mark Wilson, Chair, Waterfront Toronto|
|WHAT:||Official Groundbreaking - Queens Quay Revitalization|
|WHEN:|| Friday, November 16, 2012
|PARKING:||Some limited media parking will be available within the construction fencing on the south side of Queens Quay one block west of Lower Simcoe Street. To access the media parking area, travel west on Queens Quay past Lower Simcoe Street and turn left (south) on Robertson Crescent. Waterfront Toronto staff will be available to direct parking.|
SOURCE: Waterfront Toronto
For further information:
Samantha Gileno, Manager, Project Communications, T: 416-214-1344 ext. 264 / C: 416-271-1316