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November 15, 2004
City of Toronto delegation visits Frankfurt's waterfront
  
Frankfurt, Germany - Mayor David Miller, with a delegation of business people,
toured Frankfurt's harbour redevelopment area today. "Westhafen", as the area
is known, is the delegation's first stop in a week long mission to Europe, and
the Mayor's delegation was led by Frankfurt's Economic Development Office.

Mayor Miller said, "Our goal is to learn from the Frankfurt experience and
apply this knowledge to Toronto's waterfront redevelopment strategy.
Frankfurt's docklands are becoming a vibrant, urban centre, with offices,
apartments, restaurants, shops and day care centres. The area will house 2000
people and 3000 jobs. There is much that we can learn from this project as we
move forward with the creation of waterfront parks, public spaces, cultural
institutions and sustainable commercial and residential communities along
Toronto's waterfront."

The former Westhafen docklands cover an area of 120,000 square metres, which
now includes a state of the art Yacht Harbour. Once an industrial area similar
to Toronto's port area, facing many of the same issues Toronto now faces,
Frankfurt's waterfront has recently undergone intense rebranding and
revitalization. Frankfurt's waterfront revitalization work is coordinated by
the Westhafen Project Development Agency, which is comparable to the Toronto
Waterfront Revitalization Corporation (TWRC).

Media contacts:
Andrea Addario, Office of Mayor Miller, 416-338-7119
(cell phone) 416-738-4329
Monica Kucharski, Economic Development, Culture & Tourism Department,
416-397-5305
Economic Development, Culture & Tourism media hotline, 416-560-8726



 

 

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