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    • Quayside

      1.5 km from Toronto’s downtown, the Quayside development will revitalize 12 acre/4.9 hectares into a new community for residents and visitors to live, work, and play along the waterfront facing Lake Ontario. The neighborhood is set to become one of Canada’s most sustainable low-carbon communities, serving people of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and incomes.

      • Location:
        • Toronto, Canada
      • Size:
        • 12 acres/4.9 hectare
      • Status:
      • Client:
        • Waterfront Toronto
      • Services:
      • Team:
        • Dream Unlimited
        • Great Gulf Group
        • Adjaye Associates
        • Alison Brooks
      • Visualizations:
        • Norm Li
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    • © Adjaye Associates

  • 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:

    1. 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. 

    2. 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. 

    3. Innovative low-carbon development, including Canada’s largest tall-timber structure.

    Read the latest news from Waterfront Toronto here.

    • The Quayside development block begins at Bonnycastle Street in the west from Queens Quay East north to Lake Shore Boulevard; the eastern-most boundary is roughly the Victory Soya Mills Silos, spanning from Lake Shore Boulevard south to Lake Ontario and the Water’s Edge.

    • © Alison Brooks

    • © Alison Brooks