CityPlace was originally created as a way to revitalize what was Canadian National’s former Spadina Street Yard Facility, which was part of the extensive Railway Lands in the waterfront area.

A brief history of CityPlace...

map

1976

CN Tower construction was completed.

The CN Tower can be seen from at least as far away as Kennedy Street in Aurora, Ontario, approximately 40 km (25 mi) to the north. It is also viewable to the naked eye from 60 km (37 mi) east of Toronto in Oshawa, several points along the Niagara Escarpment west of Toronto in Hamilton, and 48 km (30 mi) to the south from Fort Niagara State Park in the U.S. state of New York.

1984

Completion of the Metro Convention Center, drawing new attention to the area.

The centre is connected to the Union Station railway and transit station through the SkyWalk, and is also accessible via the underground PATH system. The centre is also connected by the Skywalk system to the nearby Rogers Centre and large conventions or exhibitions will sometimes also use it as an additional venue.

1997

Concord Pacific acquires Concord CityPlace Lands, Downtown Toronto

2002

Completion of the first residential tower in CityPlace at 361 Front Street West.

2012

Completion of Parade and the first penthouse/amenity sky bridge ever made.

2018

The Bentway Opening at 250 Fort York Blvd.

Toronto’s newest public space. Located under the Gardiner Expressway. A new public space designed by PUBLIC WORK and Ken Greenberg Consultants reimagining how Torontonians gather and experience art and event downtown. The Bentway is specifically designed for Toronto – a city where culture grows in unexpected and extraordinary places. Working closely with the City of Toronto and Fort York National Historic Site to celebrate the unique character of the area underneath the Gardiner Expressway. Through excellence in stewardship, innovative progamming, and world-class design, The Bentway seeks to engage the vibrant and diverse communities in the surrounding area and draw visitors from around the world.

Present

CityPlace continues to build out the 44 acres of land, which includes 20 acres of community park. Currently home to 5000 residential units to date, housing a growing 18,000 Toronto residents.

railway-lands
Metrotorontosouthbuildingsign
MATRIXAB
bentway2
cityplace-harold-stiver
Close Search Window