November 22, 2013
by Canadian Architect
On November 12, 2013, the Province of Ontario announced LANDinc in partnership with West 8, as the design team hired to transform approximately 7.5 acres of Ontario Place’s east island into a vibrant urban park and waterfront trail. The firms were chosen in large part for their extensive local and international experience in planning and designing large waterfront projects, such as Toronto’s Tommy Thompson Park and New York’s Governors Island Park.
Working with provincial partners, Waterfront Toronto will manage public consultations and the design process for the new park and trail project.
Once complete, the new urban park and waterfront trail will link to the existing 780-kilometre waterfront trail system and will give residents and visitors access to part of the waterfront that has been closed to the public for more than 40 years. Building the park and trail is the first step of revitalization and delivers on an important part of the new vision for Ontario Place – to create a year-round, multi-use waterfront destination and urban park for everyone to enjoy
You are invited to contribute your ideas and vision for the park and trail online or at one of four public meetings. The first public meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
For information on how you can participate and provide your ideas and visions for the new urban park and waterfront trail please visit the Ontario Place revitalization page at www.ontario.ca/myontarioplace.
an aerial view of ontario place, indicating the portion of the east island that will be transformed into a park and waterfront trail.