Queens Quay get go ahead – WEST 8

April 23, 2010,AEDT

The plan to redesign Queens Quay, the backbone of Toronto’s waterfront revitalization plans, finally has the go-ahead. The provincial government approved an environmental assessment yesterday for a pedestrian-friendly promenade. Construction of the first phase, an 800-metre section, should begin early next year. The plan involves cutting the lanes of traffic | Read More

Underpass Park unveiled

March 13, 2010,AEDT

A derelict area beneath a series of overpasses in the West Don Lands is going to be transformed into the most extensive park to ever be built under an overpass in Canada, and the first in Toronto. Located within the West Don Lands – home to the 2015 Pan American | Read More

Short list announced for Lansdowne Park competition *UPDATE*

February 25, 2010,AEDT

The City of Ottawa released the names of the 5 firms that have been short listed from the 21 submissions received to  compete for the design of Lansdowne Park’s open space. The short listed firms are Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates – Cambridge, Massachusetts Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg – Vancouver, British Columbia | Read More

Urban panel ponders the in-between areas of Toronto

November 24, 2009,AEDT

A panel of Canadian urban studies specialists was brought together by the thestar.com(Toronto) to ponder the state of the Greater Toronto Area and the in-between areas that are ever growing. thestar.com feature starts….. According to a panel of leading Canadian city thinkers assembled recently by the Star, trying to distinguish | Read More

Construction Underway at Canada’s Sugar Beach

November 18, 2009,AEDT

Waterfront Toronto, together with the Governments of Canada and Ontario and the City of Toronto, officially broke ground recently on Canada’s Sugar Beach, a new park that is transforming a surface parking lot in a former industrial area into Toronto’s second urban beach at the water’s edge. Located at the | Read More

Spacing goes underground to think differently about public spaces

November 12, 2009,AEDT

Spacing.ca a great magazine and blogs from Toronto and Montreal. Recently on the latest episode of their radio show (Spacing Radio) went underground into Montreal’s sewer system and look at how Vancouver’s is allowing residents to garden green strips and traffic circles (Ed: sort of a controlled guerilla gardening) to think about | Read More

Toronto looks to preserve waterfront silos

November 3, 2009,AEDT

The Globe and Mail reports A private developer holds the key to a proposed rescue of the iconic grain silos at the western edge of Toronto’s central waterfront. On Monday, at Mayor David Miller’s executive committee, city officials are expected to lay out a plan to restore the former Canadian | Read More

Toronto approves tranformation of Queens Quay

October 5, 2009,AEDT

Toronto City Council has overwhelmingly approved Waterfront Toronto’s recommendation to transform Queens Quay into a grand lakefront boulevard by replacing two lanes of traffic on the south side of the street with a beautiful linear park. Transforming Queens Quay by creating open public space along the south side of the | Read More

New Park in Downtown Toronto

September 14, 2009,AEDT

A new park that has yet to be named runs north from Fort York Boulevard and sits about halfway between Spadina Avenue and Bathurst streets. “The …8-acre park is the result of five years of planning and construction and was built at a cost of about $8 million,” says Terry | Read More

Get a Sneak Peak at a new Toronto Park

September 4, 2009,AEDT

If your a Torontonian or passing through  Toronto next Wednesday September 9 you might want to stop by the Concord Cityplace at noon to get a Sneak Preview of the new $8 million 8-acre park that has been designed by Canadian artist/author Douglas Coupland and landscape architects Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg and inspired | Read More

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