Supporting Port Lands Development
As an active port, the Port Lands currently has a concentration of industrial uses that assist in building and maintaining the broader city. In addition to its active industrial uses, the Port is also the site of one of the most important film studio and media hubs in the country – and with the soon-to-be-completed flood protection work – the Port will eventually become home to Villiers Island – a new 54-acre sustainable and inclusive waterfront community.
Basin St Media Hub
Urban film and production studio
The Basin Media Hub, located on an 8.9-acre waterfront development parcel in Toronto’s Port Lands, is expected to provide up to 500,000 GFA of studio space and production offices. CreateTO is currently seeking proponents with the vision and ability to design, finance, develop, manage, and operate the facility, which will expand much needed capacity within the sector. Toronto welcomes over 1,500 productions annually and is among the top five film and television production clusters in North America.
Leslie Lookout Park
Revitalizing underutilized land to create a new destination in the Port Lands
The Leslie Lookout Park will be a new destination in Toronto’s Port Lands located on the Martin Goodman Trail at the entrance to Tommy Thompson Park. The park will include a public beach, distinguished by forested dunes that will create a new multi-use community destination in Toronto’s east end. The centrepiece of Leslie Lookout Park will be a 1.9 acre open space at 12 Leslie Street that will connect the public to the water’s edge with views of the entire length of the Ship Channel. The open space will include a viewing platform that will provide the public with dramatic views of the Toronto skyline.
Planned jobs to be created
throughout the Port
704K sq. ft.
Of new film studio & production space
Acres of land under management, including through lease and license
Acres of planned new parkland
1.3M sq. ft.
Of new commercial space