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Waterfront Revitalization: Waterfront and Toronto

waterfront revitalization: Waterfront Toronto was set up in the early 2000s to oversee development of a once-industrial waterfront in danger of becoming a long, solid curtain of condo buildings, according to Toronto Star. Marcus Oleniuk / Toronto Star file photo We can't allow short term thinking to shift the focus from waterfront revitalization to a sell-off, of priceless land, says Councillor Joe Cressy, a downtown representative just appointed by council, with Mayor John Tory's blessing, to the 12-member Waterfront Toronto board. As the Ford government prepares to appoint four members to the board of the federal-provincial-city agency, after dumping past appointees, the City of Toronto and federal government are poised to use their combined eight board members as a firewall to protect existing waterfront plans. My understanding is the premier has made it known he's looking at changing the board in terms of its composition, not to throw in a grenade but rather to see improvements to governance. Adam Vaughan, the Liberal MP representing the same shoreline residents as Cressy, says if Ford appointees to the city-provincial-federal board attempt radical changes to plans for downtown waterfront development focused on people, not profit, they'll have a fight on their hands. If that's all it is, count me in. ( As reported in the news.