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Plans for a new lakeside attraction are in the works, according to Waterfront Toronto.
The organization tasked with revitalizing the city's waterfront has announced its plan to transform the Parliament Slip into Toronto's new spot for summer fun.
Plans include "new kayak and canoe launches, lakeside pools and open water swimming opportunities, a floating restaurant" and more, says Waterfront Toronto CEO George Zegarac in a press release.
A briefing for the project also includes plans for a floating dock with concessions.
The Parliament Slip is located east of Sugar Beach and Sherbourne Common near the Distillery District, according to a map shared by Waterfront Toronto.
It's part of a bigger vision to enhance all of the city's lakefront destinations and improve accessibility between them, with a goal of "re-orienting the city towards the lake."
Also coming soon to the east end is the Leslie Slip Lookout Park, another waterfront destination with a beach being built in the Port Lands. It will even have a lookout tower for soaking up skyline views.
This park is one of three exciting developments in the works around Toronto.
Plans to transform Yonge Street into a pedestrian-friendly hub have officially been approved. Plans for the new Villiers Island have also been announced, which include space for housing, restaurants and parks.