Dennis Mills has completed his plan for Toronto's waterfont. You can read all about it in the website developed for his plan -- Building on the Green Footsteps.
There is something about this that strikes me as rather bizarre. Have there not been many waterfront plans already? Do we not already have a Waterfront Revitalization Corporation that was launched with great fanfare a couple years ago?
Why does Mills' site proclaim "Recommendations for Your Waterfront" when all the recommendations were produced by his personal one-man band? Where did some of these ideas come from? A National Arctic Ocean Aquarium? A branch of the United Nations University for Peace? Did Mills just make these things up?
Some of the ideas may or may not be good, but how about discussing them with Torontonians before trying to rush these through. Here's a quote from the Star:
Further controversy surrounds this plan as Mills intends on funnelling $32 million of the $78M through his unwanted baby, the Toronto Port Authority. (Only $30 M would go to the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation.)
Here's what the mayor said about this, according to the Globe and Mail:
Contrary to what was predicted, Mills didn't recommend killing the Front Street Extension. He only criticized it as expensive. I was also disappointed to hear Mayor Miller offer continued support for that misguided project.