Villiers Island

Villiers Island

Villiers Island
Villiers Island will be the first new community to be developed in the Port Lands and will be a stunning new waterfront community that will transform from an industrial port with distinct industrial functions into a highly desirable location in Toronto to live, work and play.

Project Details

Type
Mixed Use, Affordable Housing, Environmental Sustainability, Housing, Residential, Commercial, Waterfront, Retail, Office, Commercial, and Community Space
Ward
Toronto-Danforth
Councillor
Paula Fletcher
Current Phase
Pre-development
Current Use
Various/vacant
Site Area
54 acres
Proposed Use
Mixed-use housing and commercial
Surrounding Use
Industrial Uses
Type
Mixed Use, Affordable Housing, Environmental Sustainability, Housing, Residential, Commercial, Waterfront, Retail, Office, Commercial, and Community Space
Ward
Toronto-Danforth
Councillor
Paula Fletcher
Current Phase
Pre-development
Current Use
Various/vacant
Site Area
54 acres
Proposed Use
Mixed-use housing and commercial
Surrounding Use
Industrial Uses

As the first mixed-use development project in the Port Lands, Villiers Island will help mark the long-term transformation of the area that has always been known for its industrial uses. The future live, work, play Port Lands neighbourhoods will be interwoven with the industrial landscape. Villiers Island will be surrounded by vast green spaces and parks, public spaces and ecological richness that will result from the naturalization of the Don River. This creates an opportunity to build more housing, including affordable housing. Villiers Island is planned to include a minimum 20 per cent and target of 30 per cent affordable housing on public lands. 

Villiers Island shaping is currently underway through a series of big infrastructure and transformational moves, the most substantial of which is naturalizing the mouth of the Don River as part of the Port Lands Flood Protection work and restoring the historic Keating Channel. When the new mouth of the Don River is built, the new urban island will emerge. 

Villiers Island will be a main gateway into the Port Lands from new urban areas to the north. Bordered by four distinct waterside edges and open spaces, Villiers Island will become a special island community and will create a more accessible Toronto waterfront for all. 

Port Lands