Essay


The Big Bet: The Toronto Harbour Commission, the Leslie Street Spit Airport and the Birth of Toronto’s Urban Reform Movement

In 1968 the federally appointed Toronto Harbour Commission (THC), desperate to generate revenue after the dream of a burgeoning Port of Toronto caused by the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway had foundered, drafted a visionary master plan for the development of the Central Toronto Waterfront called “A Bold Concept.” […]