Toronto museum project on the waterfront

City Council approved the continued development of the Toronto Museum Project, an initiative dedicated to chronicling Toronto’s history through the lens of social, cultural and economic diversity with a strong emphasis on the city’s post-Second World War development. The plan recommends that a new, iconic building be built on the City-owned former Canada Malting property at the foot of Bathurst Street to house the museum as part of the mixed-use redevelopment. In addition to the museum, the new building will also be home to the Global Cities Gallery, a hub for learning, dialogue and research on the development of liveable, sustainable cities. This project is aligned with Toronto’s Agenda for Prosperity and promotion of a strong tourism sector. Preliminary work on the project has included extensive consultation with the public.