Waterfront Toronto, in partnership with the City of Toronto today announced that KPMB Architects + West 8 + Greenberg Consultants is the winning team of the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park Innovative Design Competition.
The goal of the competition was to create an inspiring vision for the long-term transformation of the area. The winning design is subject to approval by Waterfront Toronto’s Board and the City of Toronto.
The winning design from KPMB Architects + West 8 + Greenberg Consultants will be used to create a unifying and inspiring Master Plan for the revitalization of the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park that can be phased in over time, as funding and budget become available.
The vision for the area will result in a welcoming gateway to the Toronto Islands – one of the City’s most unique and cherished parks – with amenities and infrastructure to support the approximately 1.3 million visitors who use the ferry each year.
KPMB Architects + West 8 + Greenberg Consultants’ proposal successfully created a signature waterfront park and iconic ferry terminal that complements proximity to the water’s edge while offering spectacular views of the lake.
The jury agreed that the winning proposal’s heavily planted and lush green space set it apart from the other designs and would help support the large number of visitors during peak times.
The winning team’s multi-functional, accessible design was well thought out for both winter and summer uses and retains The Jack Layton Memorial at the prominent central crossroads of the Park.
The jury was led by Donald Schmitt, Diamond Schmitt Architects and was comprised of a distinguished group of design professionals and civic leaders, including Claude Cormier, Claude Cormier + Associés; Antonio Gomez-Palacio, Dialog; Pina Petricone, Giannone Petricone Associates; and Sevaun Palvetzian, CivicAction. Source WATERFRONToronto. www.waterfrontoronto.ca