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Four projects start revitalization of Toronto’s Waterfront

Of the $1.5 billion slated last October to be spent on the revitalization of Toronto's waterfront, four projects ha...

April 9, 2001   Canadian Consulting Engineer

Of the $1.5 billion slated last October to be spent on the revitalization of Toronto’s waterfront, four projects have been given priority. An interim corporation is being set up to look after how the work will be contracted out to consulting engineering firms and others. Michael Garrett, Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Toronto, is project manager.
All three levels of government – federal, provincial and municipal – are backing the revitalization plans, which are meant to bolster Toronto’s bid for the 2008 Olympics.
Last month, four projects worth a total of $300 million were announced as the first to go ahead.
They are:
(a) preparation of the Port Lands district for multiple uses including residential and commercial ($61 million)
(b) construction of a second platform at Union Station to relieve congestion for transit and commuter train passengers ($58 million).
(c) extension to Front Street west of Bathurst Street to Dufferin Street and the Gardiner Expressway ($170 million).
(d) a formal environmental assesment of plans to transform the mouth of the Don River ($2 million).

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