Ten design teams have been shortlisted to participate in a six-week international design competition for York Street Park and Rees Street Park. Five teams have been assigned to each park and will respond to a Request for Proposals that calls for creative designs that serve the diverse needs of local residents, office workers, and visitors and contributes to a vibrant waterfront park system.
More than 40 design teams from 18 cities worldwide submitted proposals during the pre-qualification stage of the competition, which launched in partnership with the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation in February 2018.
The five shortlisted teams (in alphabetical order) for each park are:
York Street Park
Agency Landscape + Planning (Massachusetts) + DAVID RUBIN Land Collective (Philadelphia)
Claude Cormier et Associés (Montreal)
Hapa Collaborative (Vancouver)
PLANT Architects (Toronto) + Mandaworks (Stockholm)
Stephen Stimson Associates Landscape Architects (Massachusetts) + MJMA (Toronto)
Rees Street Park
PUBLIC CITY Architecture (Toronto)
SCAPE Landscape Architecture (New York)
Snøhetta (New York) + PMA Landscape Architects (Toronto)
Stoss Landscape Urbanism (Boston) + DTAH (Toronto)
wHY Architecture (New York) + Brook Mcllroy (Toronto)
“We are thrilled with the level of interest from international design teams and are very impressed by the quality of their submissions,” said Will Fleissig, President & CEO of Waterfront Toronto. “These two parks offer a unique opportunity for these talented and creative teams to contribute to a comprehensive waterfront park system and we look forward to seeing their innovative proposals.”