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Lake Ontario Waterfront Resources




TRCA Documents

The TRCA Watershed Plan (1980) - 4.95 MB PDF iconincluded a number of programs:

Lake Ontario Waterfront Development Program - Watershed Plan - 9.3 MBPDF icon
Shoreline Management Program - Watershed Plan - 4.3 MBPDF icon 
Erosion and Sediment Control Program - Watershed Plan - 3.45 MBPDF icon

Other TRCA Plans:

Integrated Shoreline Management Plan (1996) - 14.1 MBPDF icon

Etobicoke Motel Strip Waterfront Public Amenity Area Study (1996) - 5.35 MBPDF icon 

City of Toronto Documents

Waterfront Plan for the Metropolitan Toronto Planning Area (1967) - 27.3 MBPDF icon 

The Waterfront Plan for the Metropolitan Toronto Planning Area (1967) described the state of waterfront facilities from Clarkson (Mississauga), west to Carruthers Creek (Ajax), a distance of 80 km. The Plan establishes guidelines for development and redevelopment of the Lake Ontario shoreline integrating commercial, industrial, residential and recreational uses across the Toronto Region waterfront. The objective of the Plan was a handsome waterfront, balanced in its land uses, complimentary to adjacent areas, readily accessible and fully cognizant of the features which nature has provided. The plan was meant to be technically feasible, and permit flexibility in detailed design and staging.

The Metropolitan Waterfront Plan (1994) - 15.4 MBPDF icon

In 1994, the Metropolitan Waterfront Plan was adopted by the Municipal Council of Metropolitan Toronto replacing the Waterfront Plan for the Metropolitan Toronto Planning Area (1967). This Plan (1994) is the guiding document directing the operation and projects undertaken by TRCA along Toronto's waterfront. The Plan identifies steps needed to achieve a waterfront that is healthy, vibrant and publicly accessible and included the policies representing steps to get there.  The guiding principles of the Plan include the following: accessibility, sharing the benefits, balance and diversity, and responsible stewardship

City of Toronto Plans Available Online

City of Toronto Wet Weather Flow Management Master Plan

Western Waterfront Master Plan

Mimico 20 20: A Revitalization Action Plan


Report Cards


TRCA Report Cards

Living City Report Card - TRCA (2011) - 5.6 MBPDF icon 

The state of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is evaluated according to the following environmental measures: carbon emissions, air and water quality, waste management, land use and biodiversity. Overall, the Living City® Report Card delivers a unique analysis of the drivers that influence the GTA’s environmental performance, assesses where we’re making progress, sets out short and long-term targets, and assigns grades by rating current environmental conditions against the long-term targets. It also identifies opportunities for action by GTA leaders, organizations and residents.

Toronto and Region Watersheds Report Card (2013) - 2.4 MBPDF icon

TRCA, in partnership with Conservation Ontario, released a series of Watershed Report Cards that provide a check up on the current state of the watersheds within its jurisdiction. This report card provides a snapshot of environmental conditions in   the Toronto and Region watersheds according to the following measures: Surface Water Quality, Forest Conditions, Groundwater Quality and Stormwater Management.

Waterfront Report Card (2013) - 1.9 MBPDF icon

As part of the 2013 Watershed Report Card series, the Waterfront Report Card tracked and reported on the water quality, recreation and biodiversity conditions in the waterfront watershed, a shoreline stretching from Mississauga to Ajax. 


Reports and Studies

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