Reshaping Toronto's Waterfront

Reshaping Toronto's Waterfront

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Large-scale development is once again putting Toronto's waterfront at the leading edge of change. As in other cities around the world, policymakers, planners, and developers are envisioning the waterfront as a space of promise and a prime location for massive investments. Currently, the waterfront is being marketed as a crucial territorial wedge for economic ascendancy in globally competitive urban areas. Reshaping Toronto's Waterfront analyses how and why 'problem spaces' on the waterfront have become 'opportunity spaces' during the past hundred and fifty years. Contributors with diverse areas of expertise illuminate processes of development and provide fresh analyses of the intermingling of nature and society as they appear in both physical forms and institutional arrangements, which define and produce change. Reshaping Toronto's Waterfront is a fundamental resource for understanding the waterfront as a dynamic space that is neither fully tamed nor wholly uncontrolled.Work on this role began with the Waterfront Plan of 1912 (Toronto Harbour Commissioners 1913b). ... The work was led by Edward L. Cousins, who had been the Citya#39;s assistant engineer in charge of railways, bridges, and docks. Hired by theanbsp;...

Title:Reshaping Toronto's Waterfront
Author: Gene Desfor, Jennefer Laidley
Publisher:University of Toronto Press - 2011-05-07

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