City Council Reaffirms Plan for the Port Lands
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City Council Reaffirms Plan for the Port Lands

A sigh of relief among many as the City votes to allow Waterfront Toronto to continue with development plans.

Unanimously, city council voted to endorse the leadership of Waterfront Toronto in the development of the Port Lands this afternoon, after weeks of controversy and consternation at the prospect that the project would be entirely reopened. A few of the councillors started singing “Kumbaya,” in an affectionate nod to the newly collaborative spirit at City Hall which enabled a variety of councilors—some allies of the mayor, and some in opposition—to work together on a “consensus” motion that will allow for some new discussions about accelerated timelines, but leaves the essence of the already-negotiated development plans intact.