TORONTO — Waterfront Toronto has unveiled its plan to develop Toronto’s Parliament Slip into a waterfront destination, which is set to feature a “floating restaurant.”
These plans are part of Waterfront Toronto’s 2020 Marine Use Strategy update — a plan to create an active, safe and accessible harbour.
“Parliament Slip is our chance to create an exciting experience on the water for all types of marine activity. Our plan promises to deliver new kayak and canoe launches, lakeside pools and open water swimming opportunities, a floating restaurant, new mooring facilities with charging stations for electric marine craft and a waterfront amphitheatre for people to enjoy views of the harbour activity,” says George Zegarac, CEO, Waterfront Toronto.
Few details have been released about plans for the floating restaurant, but Waterfront Toronto’s 2020 Marine Use Strategy notes ensuring “a good balance between the fast-food/take-out/non-seating restaurants and the fine(r) dining establishments” is an important consideration in its plans.
Plans for floating structures are inspired by the success of floating elements along harbours in cities such as Copenhagen, which are recognized as a “successful strategy for regenerating public life along the waterfront while accommodating shipping.”