City of the Arts is a sweeping reimagining of the former Guvernment entertainment complex at Toronto’s East Bayfront located at the corner of Lower Jarvis St. and Queens Quay East.
Daniels’ vision for this groundbreaking new community is one of the first private-sector developments within the city’s East Bayfront, and the first to be built on privately-owned land. Daniels Waterfront is a fully connected destination that enhances Toronto’s position as an internationally-recognized city of arts, culture, and innovation.
Bordered by Lake Shore Boulevard to the north, Richardson Street to the east, Queens Quay to the south, and Lower Jarvis Street to the west. Daniels’ vision is taking the ongoing revitalization of the eastern waterfront to the next level, with a 1,320,000 square foot ‘live-work-play-learn-create’ community that combines significant office, retail, residential, academic, and cultural components within two phases on the site.
Daniels Waterfront is now home to leading arts, cultural and educational organizations, including Daniels Artscape Launchpad, HXOUSE, George Brown College, Manifesto, OCAD University, The Remix Project and more.
Claude Cormier + Associates, landscape architect for Canada’s Sugar Beach, has designed Sugar Beach North at Daniels Waterfront. This extension of Sugar Beach is an active public amenity for outdoor gatherings of music, dance, and celebration. Uniting the north and south parcels of the site will be another important public amenity called The Yard. An east-west pedestrian connection between Lower Jarvis and Richardson Streets, ‘The Yard’ takes its inspiration from London’s trendy Brick Lane neighbourhood, offering retail, cafés and restaurants.
Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts is connected to the past and to the future, to the lake, to the city, and most importantly to the arts.