Port LandsYour city’s about to get bigger.

Meet Toronto’s next best neighbourhood.
  • 400+Acres of City-owned land
  • 40Acres of planned new parkland
  • 2New mixed-use communities with affordable housing
  • 1.3M sq.ft.Of new commercial space
  • 6,600New jobs created throughout the Port
  • 704k sq.ft.Of new film studio & production space

Already a vital part of our city’s economy and home to Toronto’s thriving film studio district, the Port Lands are currently being transformed through flood protection work that will unlock major new uses for one of the most significant undeveloped pieces of real estate in North America. From affordable housing to new parks, trails and commercial districts, CreateTO is making sure this unique downtown district delivers maximum value for the people of Toronto.

As an active port, the Port Lands currently has a concentration of industrial uses that help build and maintain the broader city. The Port Lands is the single largest provider of concrete serving downtown Toronto, and revenue from our industrial tenants and leaseholders helps support CreateTO’s work across the city.

Port Lands

The Port is also a thriving hub for creativity, housing one of Canada’s largest film studios and media centres.

In 2020, we took an 8.9-acre waterfront development parcel to market and selected Hackman Capital Partners and its affiliate The MBS Group to build and operate Basin Media Hub, a $250 million state-of-the-art film, television and digital media hub. Redevelopment of this former industrial site will create studio space and production offices, as well as a new public water’s edge promenade. 

Basin Media Hub Rendering

CreateTO, together with the City of Toronto and Waterfront Toronto, is currently exploring different ways to deliver housing and community services in this new waterfront community. 

The Port will eventually become home to Villiers Island, a new 54-acre sustainable and inclusive waterfront community with new parks, public spaces and more housing, including affordable housing. We’re also developing plans for the McCleary District, another 50-acre parcel of land, that is envisioned as a dense, transit-oriented, complete mixed-use community and hub of activity.

Villiers Island

Come explore the best views and waterfront in the city, with Unwin Avenue Trail, Cherry beach and the Cherry Beach Sports Fields. We’re creating new destinations like the Leslie Lookout Park, which opens in 2024 and will feature a public beach and a viewing platform with 360 views down the ship channel.

Leslie Lookout Park Rendering
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