LANDinc chosen to design Ontario Place urban park, waterfront trail
November 12, 2013 by STAFF REPORT
LANDinc has been selected to transform 7.5 acres of the east island at Ontario Place into a vibrant urban park and waterfront trail.
Chosen for their extensive local and international experience in planning and designing large waterfront projects, such as Toronto’s Tommy Thompson Park and New York’s Governors Island Park, LANDinc in partnership with West 8 will design the new green space.
Once complete, the new urban park and waterfront trail will link to the existing 780-km waterfront trail system, which stretches from Niagara-on-the-Lake to east of Cornwall. It will also give residents and visitors access to part of the waterfront that has been closed to the public for more than 40 years.
Revitalizing Ontario Place, an entertainment parkland with three man-made islands, into a world-class destination that attracts visitors and offers residents increased access to green space is expected to done in time for the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.
Ontarians are invited to contribute their ideas for the park and trail online or at one of four public meetings. The first will be held on Dec. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
For more information visit www.mtc.gov.on.ca/en/ontarioplace/ontarioplace.shtml