Queen’s Quay officially reopens

A portion of the revitalized Martin Goodman Trail

Queen's Quay officially reopens 

Story and photos by Claire McFarlane

After two and a half years of construction, the new Queen's Quay is finally complete.

Waterfront Toronto held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday to mark the reopening of the boulevard. The event was attended by Mayor John Tory, MPP Glen Murray, Waterfront Toronto CEO John Campbell as well as by Queen's Quay residents and business owners.

Tory deemed the boulevard a complete street that features a revitalized portion of the Martin Goodmen Trail which is ideal for cyclists. The new Queen's Quay also has wide pedestrian space and a transit right-of-way.

Volunteers held a 650-metre-long ribbon along the length of the street that was cut, or rather unzipped, by Finance Minister Joe Oliver.

Now, there's really no excuse not to grab your kids, your grandpa, your pooch or your whole family and ride the waterfront!

Board Chairman of Waterfront Toronto, Mark Wilson shares a laugh with Mayor Tory and City Councillor Joe Cressy.

Wilson, Tory and Cressy send a wave down the ribbon

Oliver unzips the ribbon

Related on the dandyBLOG:

Waterfront Toronto to launch new Queens Quay section of bike trail June 19

Cyclist Detour for Toronto’s Waterfront – Spadina to York

Queens Quay Cycling Detour Update

Construction in the bike lane

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