CreateTO and the City of Toronto just announced that Claude Cormier + Associés (CC+A) will be constructing a new waterfront park and beach in Toronto Port Lands.
The exciting build will be called Leslie Slip Lookout Park located on the Martin Goodman Trail.
CC+A has actually designed and constructed some of Toronto’s most popular places including Berczy Park and Sugar Beach.
The company will transform the former industrial site into a 1.9-acre public park. a 360° viewing platform overlooking the skyline and the Ship Channel will be a main feature.
Mayor John Tory states in a press release that, “This new destination will offer year-round programs including pop-up events, concerts, and public art, and will give people the opportunity to enjoy time outdoors while exploring an area of the city they might not have before.”
In addition, the conceptual designs will build on the natural and industrial heritage of the area. This will create a link between Tommy Thompson Park and other recent landscape upgrades in Toronto-Danforth.
Public consultations for the Toronto waterfront park and beach design will begin in February 2021. However, the project will take a fair amount of time to build and is scheduled for Completion in 2023.
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