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Interesting. So everything south of Harbour street was infilled between 1916 and 1928? Where did it start on the East side? Younge? Jarvis?

What about south of Lakeshore? Was that infill too?

 

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8 hours ago, peekay said:

Interesting. So everything south of Harbour street was infilled between 1916 and 1928? Where did it start on the East side? Younge? Jarvis?

What about south of Lakeshore? Was that infill too?

 

You can go here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto_waterfront

  • 1750Fort Rouillé trading post is built on waterfront by French military
  • 1759 – Fort Rouillé abandoned by French during war with Great Britain
  • 1793John Graves Simcoe orders the building of Toronto Garrison to guard the western entrance (then, the only entrance) to the harbour.
  • 1808Gibraltar Point Lighthouse is built on Toronto Bay peninsula
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Depiction of the American attack on York in 1813. American forces that landed along the shoreline were supported by the American naval flotilla along the waterfront.
  • 1813American forces capture the Toronto Garrison at the Battle of York, along with ransacking York, and burning down the Parliament buildings.
  • 1814 – Garrison is rebuilt as Fort York
  • 1832 – Construction of the Gooderham & Worts distillery to the west of the Don River mouth which grew to become the world's largest distillery.
  • 1858 – a violent storm rips a gap at the eastern end of the Toronto Bay peninsula now known as Toronto Island — the gap later becomes the eastern channel.
  • 1890s – First undertaken as a sanitary works project, channelization of the lower Don begins, first the mouth is straightened directly southward (Ainsworth Cut).
  • 1911 – Toronto Harbour Commission created to manage port infrastructure and work on resolve the Don River mouth alignments.
  • 1922 – Construction of the Keating Channel is completed in order to allow large container vessels deeper water access closer to the Don mouth and nearby industry.
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Opened in 1922, Sunnyside Amusement Park was an amusement park that operated along Toronto's waterfront until 1955.
  • 1920s – THC fills in 200 feet (61 m) of harbour shoreline in area south of Harbour Street from Bathurst Street to Don River. THC also fills in marshlands south of Don River for industrial and port development. These are known today as the Portlands. THC also extends shoreline in Sunnyside district and opens Sunnyside Amusement Park
  • 1926 – The City of Toronto takes over the Toronto Island ferries.
  • 1935 – Construction begins on a tunnel from the end of Stadium Road to the western sandbar (a future airport site) as a depression relief project. Opposed by Toronto Mayor Samuel McBride, it is abandoned several weeks later after a change of federal government.
  • 1939 – After 11 years of planning and two years of construction, the Port George VI Island Airport opens on the western sandbar, near the foot of Bathurst Street.
  • 1940–43 – The Royal Norwegian Air Force trains at the island airport during the Nazi occupation of Norway. Moves to Northern Ontario base after several crashes and noise from operations.
  • 1949 – While docked at Pier 9, the luxury cruise ship SS Noronic catches fire and burns, killing over 118 people
  • 1954Hurricane Hazel changes the topography of the harbour, splintering the main island into several smaller islands.
  • 1970Captain John's Harbour Boat Restaurant, a restaurant on board the MS Normac in Toronto harbour opens
  • 1971Ontario Place opens, on man-made islands to the west of the Toronto Islands
  • 1972Harbourfront Centre is established by the Federal Government
  • 1988 – Royal Commission set-up to formulate a plan for Toronto's harbour
  • 1991–94 – Transfer of 800 acres (320 ha) of port lands to City of Toronto' Toronto Economic Development Commission (TEDCO) in return for permanent subsidy of THC.
  • 1994 – Toronto Island Airport renamed to Toronto City Centre Airport.
  • 1999 – Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, Premier Mike Harris and Mayor Mel Lastman announced at a press conference the formation of the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Task Force
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Headquarters of Toronto Port Authority (TPA). The TPA was established in 1999, replacing the Toronto Harbour Commission.
  • 1999Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation is established; Toronto Port Authority (TPA) created to replace the Toronto Harbour Commission
  • 2000 – The (Robert Fung) Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Task Force Report was released to the public.
  • 2001–2002 – The TPA sues the City for $1 billion over lands transferred in 1990s; settles for $55 million settlement and agreement to permit building of bridge to Island; end of permanent subsidy for lands.
  • 2003 – After election of Mayor David Miller; bridge to island airport is canceled.
  • 2004 – The Rochester/Toronto Ferry starts service in May and ends in November
  • 2006 – The Rochester/Toronto Ferry announces that it will no longer be in business
  • 2006 – TEDCO and its partners Rose Corp and Toronto Film Studios begin construction of a new Film Studio ("Filmport") in the Portlands set to open in Spring 2008
  • 2006 – The Ontario Government proposes a new electrical generation plant in the port lands (Portlands Energy Centre)
  • 2006REGCO Holdings signs a 25-year deal with the Toronto Port Authority to run an airline service out of the island airport (Porter Airlines)
  • 2007 – TEDCO begins construction of Corus Quay office building for media company Corus Entertainment at the foot of Jarvis Street
  • 2009Waterfront Toronto breaks ground on the new Sherbourne Park.[3]
  • 2009 – Toronto City Centre Airport renamed to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.
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Opened in 2010, Sugar Beach is an urban beach at East Bayfront.
  • 2010 – Corus Quay opens
  • 2010Sugar Beach opens at foot of Jarvis Street
  • 2011 – Final season of Ontario Place theme park; park to be redeveloped; some facilities remain open
  • 2012 – Captain John's Harbour Boat Restaurant closes in default
  • 2013Porter Airlines proposes jets at island airport
  • 2015 – Toronto Port Authority renamed to PortsToronto
  • 2015 – Pedestrian tunnel opens to island airport
  • 2015 – Pan-Am Games use revitalized water channel along Ontario Place for competitions
  • 2015 – Jets proposal for island airport is canceled after Canadian federal election

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