A new urban and green lakefront community, designed by a team led by Allies and Morrison, is coming to a neighbourhood in Toronto.
Located on an 11.5-ha site at 2150 Lakeshore Boulevard West at Park Lawn Road, the project involves the transformation of the former site of the Christie Cookie factory.
The masterplan aims to take advantage of the site’s location to form a high-density centre with access to green open spaces and the lakefront.
A public realm with a linear ravine landscape, parks, streets and promenades will paramount the experience for pedestrians and cyclists.
The community will also be well-connected to the rest of Toronto with a multi-modal transit hub and new routes that connect the development into neighbouring areas.
The project additionally includes a covered Galleria at the heart of the scheme, which provides a yearlong destination with diverse offerings.
“We are delighted and excited to share the work we have been developing with First Capital Realty,” says Partner Alfredo Caraballo, “We believe that the first duty of a good masterplan is to create great public spaces where people meet or cross through, to foster those incidental interactions that make urban life exciting, interesting. This is why the first sketch we did for this project was not of buildings, but of the spaces between them. Herein lies the DNA of a great piece of city.”
Working for their client, First Capital Reality, the design team brings together DTAH, Gross.Max., Urban Strategies, Adamson Associates, Tate Economics, Arup, ERA, Hatch, AKTII and BA Group.