JAX and the Toronto Waterfront
In November 2017 the JAX Chamber from Jacksonville, Florida hosted a 2.5 day visit to Toronto, Canada. Discussion by business leaders at the time had been around how to activate the Jacksonville waterfront. The group wanted to learn more about how investment in Toronto’s waterfront in the 1980s and 1990s impacted the downtown today and what processes were in place to sustain the success.
Lee Parsons and Christina Heydorn enjoyed a lively conversation with moderator Jacksonville City Council member Lori Boyer, where the discussion ranged from investment and projects to a side-by-side comparison of Toronto and Jacksonville’s waterfront opportunities.