The new Civic Centre in Toronto, designed by Henning Larsen, Adamson Associates and PMA Landscape, is part of the second biennial edition of “Toronto of the Future” - a unique display of ideas for commercial, industrial and residential developments, urban infrastructure and transportation projects that will shape Canada’s most dynamic city in the years to come.
The exhibit illustrates the city’s future built form with a series of 3D scale models, illustrations, virtual presentations, renderings, and panel illustrations covering the many real estate developments, infrastructure, and civic projects that will change the face of Toronto over the next few years.
The displays will include various projects under construction, approved, planned or envisioned. All will inspire the conversation of the evolution of a great city.
The new 46,500-square-metre Etobicoke Civic Centre is composed of five program elements – municipal offices including gathering and civic function space, a community recreation centre, a Toronto Public Library district branch, a child care centre and an outdoor civic plaza. A new urban park, south of the civic plaza, will complement the outdoor civic function for new and existing residents.
"There is no civic initiative more important to the Etobicoke community than the redevelopment of the Westwood Theatre Lands. This exciting development will become the new heart of Etobicoke where residents can join together to celebrate civic, cultural and seasonal activities," Councillor Justin Di Ciano said when the winners of the Etobicoke Design Competition were announced.
The “Toronto of the Future” showcase will run from June 26th to 30th at Metro Hall.