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Stantec leading next stage of Toronto’s Rail Deck Park

The firm will prepare a reference concept design and outline specifications that ensure constructability of the outdoor space planned above a downtown rail corridor.


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Rendering of proposed Rail Deck Park (City of Toronto/ image by PUBLIC WORK for TOcore)

Stantec has been selected to provide the technical consulting and costing services to CreateTO, the City of Toronto’s real estate agency, for the next stage of planning for Toronto’s proposed Rail Deck Park. The project will transform 21 acres of unused air space above the rail corridor into one of the largest structure-topped parks in the world

In 2017, an Engineering and Costing Study for Rail Deck Park was undertaken by Build Toronto and consultants WSP Canada and McMillan Associates Architects, in consultation with the City of Toronto.

Stantec’s role in this next phase of Rail Deck Park is to prepare a reference concept design and outline specifications that ensure constructability, and fits within the city’s funding model. Stantec’s work will form the basis for the design of the park by integrating transit corridors and transit station construction, while connecting adjacent neighborhoods.

Stantec will put forward a design that integrates with the new GO Regional Express Rail (RER) station that will be constructed in the rail corridor below Rail Deck Park at Front Street and Spadina Avenue.

This phase of Rail Deck Park will be a collaborative effort between Stantec’s program and business solutions, structural, mechanical, electrical, transportation and rail, civil, geotechnical, environmental, and landscape architecture teams. Stantec is also working in partnership with Peter McMillan of McMillan Associates Architects. This phase of the project is scheduled for completion in Spring 2019.


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