We’re excited to be part of the winning team for the Toronto Quayside project, led by developers Dream Unlimited and Great Gulf Group (together known as Quayside Impact Limited Partnership) and joined by co- Lead Architects Adjaye Associates and Alison Brooks.
The announcement, shared 15 February, came after a competitive process with four teams vying for the opportunity to transform the 12-acre (4.9 hectare) site into a community for residents and visitors to live, work, and play.
Highlights from Dream and Great Gulf Group’s winning proposal include:
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.
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.
Waterfront Toronto and Quayside Impact Limited Partnership will now negotiate a project agreement. Negotiations are expected to be completed by fall 2022, at which time more information will be shared with the public as Waterfront Toronto and Dream and Great Gulf work to finalize the development plans, seek municipal approvals, including development approvals, and bring this remarkable community to life.
Read the rest of press release from Waterfront Toronto here.
Learn more about the project (including FAQ's) here.
Find the Waterfront Toronto media kit on the project here.