Back in September, WLA published the RFP for Ontario Place “seeking landscape architects with the expertise and capacity to design an urban park and waterfront trail along the east island of Ontario Place. Infrastructure Ontario, on behalf of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and the Ministry of Infrastructure”. Today, it was announced that LANDinc and West 8, working in partnership, have been chosen as the successful firm to design the new urban park and waterfront trail at Ontario Place.
Once complete, the new urban park and waterfront trail will link to the existing 780 kilometre waterfront trail system — stretching from Niagara-on-the-Lake to east of Cornwall. It will also give residents and visitors access to part of the waterfront that has been closed to the public for more than 40 years.
The province is inviting Ontarians to contribute their ideas and vision for the park and trail online or at one of four public meetings the first of which is on December 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
The province is aiming to open the urban park and waterfront trail in time for the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.
Find out more information at Designing the Urban Park and Waterfront Trail at Ontario Place