Welcome to the Waterfront

Nowhere in Toronto can get you closer to the lakeshore. This area offers continued rejuvenation and is fast becoming home to people who adore closeness to the water, parks, and unrivalled views.

The Good News

A bright outlook is bringing more attention to this area, with the city looking for ongoing plans to revitalize the neighbourhoods and preserve the lake shore and green areas. Buying early in this area could provide dividends in the future.

The Bad News

Many neighbourhoods, particularly the Port Lands, are still partially industrialized, with some being abandoned. The area also houses the Hearn Generating Station and the Portlands Energy Centre. You’ll also find larger industrial facilities, like film studios, in the area that take up considerable space.

Homes, Architecture, and Real Estate

Because the area is geographically new, it offers a few traditional homes.

The Waterfront boasts many condominiums, with new developments on the way. The city granted the West Don Lands area, previously abandoned, five new buildings devoted to lower-income housing. That said, more condos and lofts are underway in the Central Waterfront and Port Lands areas.

The ongoing plan for the city is to provide the area with accommodation for upwards of 80,000 residents. You can find the current best bets for housing in the West Don Lands and the Central Waterfront areas, with condos and townhomes available.

Combined Shape

Schools, Colleges, and Universities

There are a couple of schools in the area.

  • City School, 35 Queens Quay W, (416) 393-1470
  • George Brown College – Waterfront Campus, 51 Dockside Drive, (416) 393-4636

You can also find many sailing schools here.


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