Portland Slip Water’s Edge Promenade
Along the Portland Slip, Waterfront Toronto is working with the City of Toronto to ensure that required municipal infrastructure repairs result in a new, vibrant promenade and a safe way to access Ireland Park. The City of Toronto has started a first phase of improvements to the Canada Malting Silos site which include repairs to the east dockwall and the demolition of the germination and kiln buildings on the western part of the site.
The City has completed the east dockwall repairs, and Waterfront Toronto will now make improvements to the water’s edge in this area and will build a first phase of water’s edge promenade, designed by West 8 + DTAH, next to the silo site –a prominent historical landmark.
The new 130 metre-long stretch of water’s edge promenade will help connect Queens Quay to Ireland Park, an often overlooked public space tucked behind the Canada Malting Silos. The promenade will begin at the lake and connect with the existing sidewalk just east of the Harbourfront Community Centre.
This project is part of the Water’s Edge Promenade and Boardwalk one of the defining features of Toronto’s downtown waterfront. At the Portland Slip, the first phase of construction will include a 9.7-metre wide granite promenade featuring a two-toned red and grey maple leaf mosaic pattern. A double row of native maple trees will line the promenade offering protection of winds and shade during the summer months.