The East Gap Pier was built in the 1890s by Public Works (Federal Government) and extends north from the east edge of Ward’s Island, along the East Gap. The pier has fallen into disrepair and PortsToronto has committed to removing the rubble associated with the dilapidated structure in an effort to keep the harbour safe and navigable.

In April of this year PortsToronto began work on a design to support the removal in consultation with various agencies and groups including Transport Canada (Navigation Protection Act and Port Authorities Operations Regulations), the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and the City of Toronto.

On July 16, PortsToronto issued a tender call for qualified contractors to submit a schedule and pricing for the demolition and removal of the East Gap Pier. The tender has been posted to MERX. Updates on the project will be posted to this page.

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PortsToronto is responsible for keeping the Toronto Harbour safe and navigable. See Boater’s Notices about everything from swimming in the harbour to obtaining permission for a marine event.

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