Canada’s Sugar Beach

This playful park transformed a surface parking lot into an urban beach at the water’s edge.

About Canada’s Sugar Beach

Located at the foot of Lower Jarvis Street, the 8500 square metre park is the first public space visitors see as they travel along Queens Quay from the central waterfront.

The park offers something for everyone. A place for children to play and people to relax and enjoy the theatre of the harbour. The beach includes brightly coloured pink beach umbrellas which are both beautiful and functional – they provide shade during the day and light up the beach at night. Two oversized granite rocks act as seating for the many concerts and events held in the park as well as a natural play environment.


A tree-lined, granite promenade which runs diagonally through the park seamlessly connects visitors to the water’s edge promenade. The design for Canada’s Sugar Beach, by Claude Cormier + Associés draws upon the industrial heritage of the area and its relationship to the neighbouring Redpath Sugar factory.


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Extras from Canada’s Sugar Beach

Video: Canada's Sugar Beach Launch

Watch the official opening of Canada's Sugar Beach and the Water's Edge Promenade (phase one).

Video: Waterfront Toronto Starts Construction at Canada's Sugar Beach

Join Waterfront Toronto at the groundbreaking of Canada's Sugar Beach.

Video: Toronto Star - Canada’s Sugar Beach

Chris Hume from the Toronto Star continues his tour of the waterfront at Canada’s Sugar Beach.