Toronto to develop waterfront park on port lands
April 19, 2004
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
The Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation has unveiled designs for a new waterfront park of 41 acres to be...
The Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation has unveiled designs for a new waterfront park of 41 acres to be built on rundown and derelict brownfield land east of the core.
Commissioners Park will be located in the Portlands between the Keating Channel and Commissioners Streets. It is being designed as a waterfront landmark and as an active playing fields for sports.
The park design team is made up of three firms: ENVision, the Hough Group, Claude Cormier Architectes and E.R.A. Architects.
They have come up with two design options. One, a “Green Room” is surrounded by woods with a rectangular green space in the centre. The second option, “Camouflage Park,” has a more organic and picturesque demarcation of spaces.
The design team is also considering facilities for indoor recreation activities like swimming, hockey and basketball close to the park.
The city’s Central Waterfront Public Space Framework calls for the development of 500 acres of new and improved waterfront parks and public spaces in the city. Projects under way include expanding the water’s edge at Harbourfront Centre and the revitalization of Cherry Beach.