Waterfront Toronto Board

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 Waterfront Toronto Board

Volunteer Opportunity by City of Toronto Public Appointments

Job type: Part Time


Waterfront Toronto (formerly the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation) is the public advocate and steward of waterfront revitalization. Created by the Governments of Canada and Ontario and the City of Toronto in 2001, Waterfront Toronto’s mandate is to oversee, lead, and implement the waterfront’s renewal and revitalization.

Board Responsibilities
The board is responsible for supervising the business and affairs of the corporation, including the following:

- Developing accessible new waterfront communities that offer a high quality of life for residents and visitors
- Attracting innovative, knowledge-based industries to the Port Lands, a 400 hectare (988-acre) district bounded by the Keating Channel/Don River and Lake Shore Boulevard in the north, the Toronto Inner Harbour in the west, Ashbridges Bay in the east, and Lake Ontario and Tommy Thompson Park in the south
- Engaging the community as an active partner in the waterfront’s revitalization
- Developing strategic partnerships to attract private sector investment

Board Qualifications
Public members should collectively demonstrate a range of qualifications including:

- Experience as a director in the public or private sectors
- Urban planning and development
- Brownfield remediation
- Environmental sustainability
- Specific familiarity with the technology sector and/or media, film and digital sectors
- Economic development
- Development financing
- Human resources
- Experience implementing complex business strategies and/or comprehensive city-building initiatives, including affordable housing, parks and public spaces, and cultural and recreational facilities
- Understanding of the principles of public accountability, integrity, and inclusiveness

- The chair receives a $30,000 annual retainer, plus $500 per diem for attending meetings
- Board committee chairs receive a $7,500 annual retainer, plus $500 per diem for attending meetings
- Board members receive a $5,000 annual retainer, plus $500 per diem for attending meetings