Together with developers Dream Unlimited Corp. and Great Gulf Group and joined by co-lead architects Adjaye Associates and Alison Brooks, Henning Larsen is part of the team chosen to develop the site and transform the area into a vibrant new community, weaving together the central waterfront with the rest of the urban fabric of Toronto.
The winning proposal for the Quayside Development includes: 800+ affordable housing units, more than doubling the affordable housing Waterfront Toronto has brought to the waterfront, with many delivered in earliest stages to address an urgent need; new public spaces, including a two-acre forested green space, plus a significant urban farm atop one of Canada’s largest residential mass timber buildings; a landmark cultural destination and multi-use arts venue that brings together space for the performing arts, Indigenous-centered cultural celebrations and flexible education spaces; exemplary low carbon development and innovations, making Quayside the first all-electric, zero-carbon community at this scale; and visionary world-class architecture that will raise the bar on design across the entire neighborhood and create a visually striking focal point on Toronto’s waterfront.
The project agreement was approved in December 2022 between Waterfront Toronto, Dream Unlimited Corp., and Great Gulf Group, giving the green light for the continued development of the 12-acre site. This agreement also ensures key commitments of the project including:
800+ affordable housing units, with more than half the units being family-sized (2+ bedroom). Affordable housing will be built in each phase of the development, so that these units can be delivered faster.
3.5 acres of public space, including a car-free green oasis from Parliament Street to Bonnycastle Street, that will connect projects further west towards Jarvis Street.
Innovative low-carbon development, including Canada’s largest tall-timber structure.
Read the latest news from Waterfront Toronto here.