The City of Toronto and the TTC have invited three prominent landscaping and architecture firms to participate in a design competition for the area around the future Ashbridges Bay carhouse at Lake Shore Boulevard East and Leslie Street.
You can learn more about the competition, share your ideas and meet the design teams at a public meeting on Wednesday, May 19.
All three firms all work in Toronto and have provided Torontonians with several innovative and environmental landscape designs:
- GH3 prepared the landscape plan for Pump House Park at the nearby Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant. They are currently designing June Callwood Park in the Fort York Neighbourhood.
- Fleisher Ridout has planned extensive landscape work in the port area for the Toronto Economic Development Corporation (TEDCO) and designed the Spadina Wetland and Harbour Square Park along Toronto’s waterfront. (TEDCO’s now calling itself the Toronto Port Lands Company.)
- Brown and Storey were part of a finalist team for WATERFRONToronto’s Lower Don Lands design competition, designed Yonge / Dundas Square and were part of the team redesigning St. George Street near the University of Toronto.
AECOM, the City and TTC’s consultant for the project, invited the three firms to compete.
The meeting to launch the design competition takes place:
Wednesday, May 19,
6:30 until 9 p.m.,
Toronto Emergency Medical Services and Fire Services Academy
895 Eastern Avenue
(between Leslie Street and Coxwell Avenue).
You can learn more about the project to build a facility to store and maintain the TTC’s new streetcars here.
You can view the presentation from the most recent public meeting on the project, on Thursday, April 8, here. (.pdf)