Construction crews have started filling a slip of Lake Ontario to make room for a new billion dollar community along Toronto’s Port Lands.
It will take thousands of tons of dirt and shale to fill the 7.5 metre-deep area of the lake just off Cherry Street, according to CityNews.
Considered one of the most under-developed urban areas in North America, Toronto’s Port Lands have been largely abandoned for decades. All three levels of government are helping to fund the project they say will bring the community to life.
David Kusturin, spokesperson for Waterfront Toronto, said the project will create major major park lands along the river with new homes, new affordable housing, new businesses and new retail.