Google/Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs, in collaboration with Waterfront Toronto, is developing a major mixed-use innovation district through a smart-city lens along the eastern waterfront/Port Lands. Considering the vast extent of this undeveloped plot of land, right in downtown Toronto, expect BIG changes on the horizon, which will affect jobs, industry, transportation, accommodation, and infrastructure on a sweeping scale. To keep up to date on news and current developments, head to Sidewalk Toronto.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Kathleen Wynne, and Mayor of Toronto John Tory joined Waterfront Toronto's President + CEO Will Fleissig on Polson Street today to announce joint funding for a flood protection and revitalization program in downtown Toronto. With a combined amount of $1.25 billion from all orders of government, the project will "transform the Port Lands from a contaminated and underused industrial area to a revitalized downtown neighbourhood". See Waterfront Toronto for detailed info.