East Bayfront Revitalization
Waterfront Toronto

Client: Toronto Hydro & Waterfront Toronto
Size of Project: $7 Million (Civil and Electrical Combined)
Duration: 3 years (Design and Coordination)
New High Power Voltage Power Cables: 5 KM’s
New Streetlights: 25
Total Area Size: 25 Hectares (55 Acres)

The Challenge

One of the Waterfront Toronto Precincts entering its third phase of development is The East Bayfront. In 2009 it was the first of the Waterfront projects to be occupied and is home to the new Corus Entertainment headquarters. As it continues to grow, the area will be a model of mixed-use development, recognized around the world.

Since 2005 our staff has been involved with moving this project from concept to reality. Initially, we worked directly with Waterfront Toronto on high-level utility planning and costing. Then we were asked to join the various teams tasked with bringing the vision to life.

DPM Playing a Key Role

DPM Energy Inc. is the lead contributor to the roadway, pedestrian and utility infrastructure components of this complex development project. The project requires DPM’s technical know-how in order to provide new chamber, duct banks and primary cables needed to supply current and future proposed buildings.

DPM’s Responsibilities

• Creating preliminary civil and electrical design

• Creating detailed civil and electrical design

• Coordinating with utilities (gas, telecommunications and municipal)

• Coordinating with the City of Toronto in order to incorporate their soil management system

• Coordinating with Toronto Hydro to finalize new connections

• Gaining approval and permits from the city

• Preparing the work order package and drawings for construction

• Providing support during construction

DPM Solutions

DPM is designing and building a complete underground distribution system, including all new chambers, duct structures, underground cables, transformers and lighting. Especially challenging is the need to build the new system just metres from the water.

DPM is proud to be a part of this visionary development, one that is key to revitalizing our waterfront and bringing people and an estimated 8000 new jobs back to the lake.