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We want to keep you aware of the extensive work underway in this area and share any information that might be useful. Check here for updates on construction, road closures and traffic delays. We will also share the latest information on our construction process, how we plan to protect the environment and how construction may impact your community.

Check here regularly to see details about road closures or traffic related to construction.

Beginning in April 2018, trucks will be delivering materials needed to fill the lake and create new land around Essroc Quay. The image below shows the routes trucks will follow. Note: The Martin Goodman Trail on Cherry Street will remain open and accessible at all times.


for Cherry Street Stormwater & Lakefilling began in December 2017 and will be completed by March 2019. It’s just one of many smaller projects that make up the Port Lands Flood Protection Project. Find out more about what we’re building here.

Construction in the Port Lands will continue until 2023. Here’s a look at the overall schedule. Watch the latest animation of the construction schedule here.

The Port Lands Flood Protection Construction Liaison Committee (CLC) is made up of local residents and businesses. Members meet regularly with the project team to discuss construction activities and updates. The committee is tasked with bringing forward questions, concerns and feedback from the communities they represent. They work closely with the project team and construction manager, EllisDon, to ensure surrounding communities are aware of upcoming construction and help the project team manage any potential construction impacts.

Interested in getting involved? Email us.

Other large projects planned for the eastern waterfront will be under construction around the same time as our project. Waterfront Toronto is coordinating with the City of Toronto, Metrolinx, private developers, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) and others to identify the potential impacts, risks and opportunities presented by these overlapping schedules.

See the map below showing nearby projects.

map outlining nearby construction around the port lands area

Want to find out more about what’s happening on our construction sites? Check out the latest photos and videos below.

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Planning for Construction

What can you expect during construction?

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image of a truck and construction equipment on the quay

Environmental Management

How will we protect the environment during construction?

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Safely Digging a New River

How will we deal with the industrial legacy in the Port Lands to create a healthy new river and new places to live and work?

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