Funny, I've been pleasantly surprised by some elements of the development itself and am generally overjoyed to seethe continued city-led improvements to the waterfront along this stretch actually come to fruition. In the not-too-distant future, we'll have another two (and a half-ish) new parks in this immediate vicinity, and then slightly further off, we'll have the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal redo, which will help bridge the connection between here and Harbourfront.

Between the opening of this section, the Sugar Beach/Corus Quay area, and the to-come East Bayfront (part of which is actually already done from a public realm perspective), we're soon going to have a near-interrupted pedestrian experience along a rather long stretch of the waterfront.

I'm bullish on the area in general (though they really do need to get transit built), and it's only going to get better.
 
Spent some time on Saturday down here. I know it's not done but I was quite underwhelmed by the way it meets the water. Can't see any reason to ever go back here again.

It's a bit out of the way - and probably will remain that way until the pedestrian bridge over Yonge slip and the public space right beside the slip gets completed. It's also a dead end, so even then it probably won't be as well used. Too bad.

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Funny, I've been pleasantly surprised by some elements of the development itself and am generally overjoyed to seethe continued city-led improvements to the waterfront along this stretch actually come to fruition. In the not-too-distant future, we'll have another two (and a half-ish) new parks in this immediate vicinity, and then slightly further off, we'll have the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal redo, which will help bridge the connection between here and Harbourfront.

Between the opening of this section, the Sugar Beach/Corus Quay area, and the to-come East Bayfront (part of which is actually already done from a public realm perspective), we're soon going to have a near-interrupted pedestrian experience along a rather long stretch of the waterfront.

I'm bullish on the area in general (though they really do need to get transit built), and it's only going to get better.

I'm was referring to the Pier 27 portion of the lakefront. I had just come from Sherbourne Common/Sugar Beach and it's much nicer and there's actually stuff to do. My initial impression at Pier 27 is there's no reason to go unless you live here.
 
Gotcha; yeah, that much is certainly true. Although, if memory services, the western portion of the site is slated for a new park too, isn't it?
 
I'm was referring to the Pier 27 portion of the lakefront. I had just come from Sherbourne Common/Sugar Beach and it's much nicer and there's actually stuff to do. My initial impression at Pier 27 is there's no reason to go unless you live here.
I went there today. Quite barren and the fencing right along the water's edge is unattractive, but I assume it's temporary. It will be interesting to see what ends up going there, if anything. On the plus side, it's very quiet so a great spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the waterfront on a busy day like today. On the negative side, there's no shade (although quite a few benches) so no place to take a break from the sun on a hot summer day.
 
By the time that stretch is connected up around the corner to the foot of Yonge Street, the trees will have had a few years to grow… so hopefully shade won't be so scarce when people are actually using this section in numbers.

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I really have to say. I think I already prefer the Waterfront east of Yonge compared to west. Can't wait to see more of it be developed!
 
Naw the east side has a ways to go. The west has more interesting stuff and not so heavily focused on residential (or office buildings for Corus and George Brown).
 
I really have to say. I think I already prefer the Waterfront east of Yonge compared to west. Can't wait to see more of it be developed!
Agree 100%.
Unfortunately, the waterfront just west of Yonge has turned into a bit of a mess imo.
Love the east so far.
 

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