Winning team for Toronto waterfront makeover announced
June 8, 2006
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
A team has been pronounced the winner of an international competition to design Toronto's central waterfront.<br...
A team has been pronounced the winner of an international competition to design Toronto’s central waterfront.<br>
The winning team chosen from five international competitors is led by West 8 of Rotterdam. It includes consulting engineers Halsall Associates of Toronto, Arup of New York and DuToit Allsopp Hillier, Schollen & company and David Dennis Design.<br>
As part of the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization program, the winning design is to give the public continuous access across the front of Lake Ontario from Bathurst Street to Parliament Street. The winning scheme has an 18-metre promenade with a wooden boardwalk, floating finger piers, and a row of native trees. A series of bridges are included in the boardwalk. Traffic along Queens Quay will be diverted north to make way for the new boardwalk.<br>
The project will be implemented over several years, with the first phase at Queen’s Quay scheduled to begin later this year.<br>