Waterfront Toronto plans celebration for new Queens Quay opening
By Jonah Brunet. Images courtesy of Waterfront Toronto
Toronto’s revitalized waterfront boulevard is just about ready to be unveiled. And, after three years of construction, road closures and patience, Waterfront Toronto plans to open the new Queens Quay with a bang.
Waterfront Toronto is calling for volunteers to aid in its ribbon cutting ceremony on June 19, beginning at 6 p.m. The organization is intentionally withholding most ceremony details from the public, but says volunteers should be ready for festivities, flag-waving and a drum line. Interested volunteers are advised to sign up online in order to have the finer points of this mystery celebration revealed to them.
But even before the official ribbon-cutting in June, members of the public can take a walking tour of the new waterfront street. The site walk will take place on May 30 and, although an RSVP is not required, interested parties are once again advised to sign up online.
The new Queens Quay will be two lanes wide with a separated streetcar corridor and, on the south side of that, the Martin Goodman Trail – a freshly-paved cycling track that runs parallel to the boulevard from Parliament Street to Stadium Road.
In addition to a redesign, the waterfront roadway has also received a significant amount of beautification, including hundreds of new trees lining the bike trail to sleek new streetcars rolling down the corridor. For more details on the project, check out Waterfront Toronto’s website, as well as this virtual tour of the redesigned space.
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