Waterfront Toronto Announces Shortlist of Proponents for the Quayside Development Opportunity

MVRDV, Alison Brooks, Foster + Partners among architects competing to design former Sidewalk Labs parcel in Toronto.

Quayside Possible Vision – Full View Looking NW (Rendering Credit: Standard Practice)

Waterfront Toronto has announced the selection of four shortlisted teams to compete in designing Quayside, a 12-acre parcel on Toronto’s waterfront that was previously the site for a smart-city prototype district led by Google-affiliate Sidewalk Labs.

In May, ten compliant submissions for the Quayside Development Opportunity Request for Qualifications were received. “The number and quality of submissions is a clear indication that Toronto’s waterfront remains a desirable development destination, and that Quayside can and will contribute to the province’s post-pandemic recovery,” writes Waterfront Toronto.

Following the evaluation of the ten (10) RFQ submissions received, four Proponent teams were selected to proceed to the Request for Proposals stage. They are:
Hines Canada Management II ULC

  • Lead Architect: Foster + Partners
  • Lead Developer: Hines Canada with Tridel Builders Inc.

KMT Quayside Developments Inc.

  • Lead Architect: MVRDV, Cobe
  • Lead Developer: Kilmer, Mattamy and Tricon

Quayside Impact LP

  • Lead Architect: Adjaye Associates, Alison Brooks Architects, Henning Larsen
  • Lead Developer: Dream Unlimited Corp. and Great Gulf

The Daniels Corporation and Hullmark Developments Ltd.

  • Lead Architect: Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc.
  • Lead Developer: The Daniels Corporation and Hullmark Developments

The Shortlisted Proponents are being invited to respond to a Request for Proposals (RFP). Waterfront Toronto anticipates that the Preferred Proponent will be identified by the end of 2021.