Yesterday Sidewalk Toronto released its draft site plan for Quayside. Here’s what it looks like:
There’s a big emphasis on people-first streets and on the public realm. I like the idea of a waterfront plaza at the tip of the Parliament slip and of a floating walkway bridge to Promontory Park (bottom right hand corner of the above image).
There are also a number of more enclosed pedestrian laneways and courtyards, which I am sure will result in more favorable microclimate conditions. That matters, especially on the water.
Here are some high level project stats:
- All mass timber construction
- Five “sites”
- Buildings ranging from 3 to 30 storeys
- 68% residential (40% of the residential will be below-market, with 20% being affordable and 5% being deeply affordable)
- 20% commercial
- 15% flex space (retail, production, arts, community)
- ~2,500 residential units
A full copy of the draft site plan can be downloaded, here.
Image: Sidewalk Toronto