Family-Friendly Waterfront Development

December 2020

There has been an increase in the number of strollers and children walking the 30 km PATH system.  Children and families will be even more prominent in the PATH as family-friendly housing is developed along the waterfront and connected to this underground pedestrian network.

Queen’s Quay east of Yonge St. remains an under-developed area.  Four blocks will soon be converted to condominium, office and retail space.  Just 15 -minutes from Harbourfront, Sugar Wharf is a planned community to be connected to the PATH.  It will consist of five residential condo towers and an office building on what is currently the LCBO Queen’s Quay store and headquarters.  Residents will be able to utilize this sheltered underground part of the city to reach restaurants, shops, Union Station and entertainment.  There will be a 2.5 acre park, daycare, rental housing and public school.  Toronto Island ferries will be minutes away.

Amenities are to be designed that appeal to families and compensate for smaller unit sizes.  Wide elevator lobbies to accommodate strollers and stroller parking will be created.  These will be helpful for those using outdoor kid’s play spaces, Lego room, arts and crafts area and kid’s party room.

Adults will not be forgotten.  There will be an adult party room, games lounge, multiple theatre rooms, guest suites, working/meeting spaces and music room.  Residents will receive membership to a commercial gym with indoor lap pool.  Grocery shopping, Scotiabank Centre, CN Tower, Union Station and the airport will all be accessible without having to go outside.

Sugar Wharf is being designed for many different types of residents with unit sizes ranging from 518 to 1,273 square feet.