Port Lands Flood Protection and Enabling Infrastructure

Rank 2021


Industry Sector: Other

Range $1.25 billion

Specific Sector: Water Wastewater

Project Value: $1,249,800,000

Government Funds Involved: Public

Funding Source: Public

Location Ontario

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2024

The Port Lands Flood Protection and Enabling Infrastructure project is the redevelopment of one of the largest portions of under-developed land in a major urban core in North America. Located along the shore of Lake Ontario southeast of Toronto’s downtown core, the project will include substantial soil remediation, a new mounh for the Don River, and critical infrastructure for flood resilience to unlock the 325-hectare site for residential and commercial development.

In January of 2018, work began on the Cherry Street Stormwater and Lakefilling project. The project will stabilize the shoreline under flood conditions, enhancing aquatic habitat, and allow for the realignment of Cheery Street. Work on this section of the project is expected to be completed by March of 2020.

Project Owner: CreateTO, Waterfront Toronto, The City of Toronto, and Ports Toronto (land ownership)

Project/Construction Manager: Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto (project manager; EllisDon (construction manager)

Engineer: Wood Group (consulting)

Contractor: EllisDon (Cherry Street Lakefilling Project)

Environmental Services: Arcadis Canada Inc.

Other Key Players: MVVA (design of parks, flood protection, rover valley); WSP and DTAH (roads and municipal infrastructure); Entuitive with Grimshaw and SBP (bridges); Jacobs (environmental); Toronto Region Conservation Authority; Golder; INTECH Risk Management; Dillon Consulting (planning services); GHD (geotechnical and environmental services); A.W. Hooker (cost consultant); Englobe

Architect Names: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc. (Port Lands Estuary Plan)

2020 Rank: 47

2019 Rank: 47

2018 Rank: 44

Municipal Funding Number: 416600000