Snøhetta is one of five design firms shortlisted in the international design competition for Rees Street Park. Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation unveiled ten creative design proposals on July 4, 2018 for York Street Park and Rees Street Park, the two newest additions to the Toronto’s growing collection of beautiful and sustainable public spaces along the city’s main waterfront boulevard, Queens Quay.
A new website for the design competition will allow Torontonians to explore the design proposals and provide their feedback online. Visit http://yorkreesparkdesign.ca/ to see the proposals on exhibition.
Five design proposals will be on display for each park in the Rotunda at Toronto City Hall, so that members of the public will have the opportunity to provide their feedback. The exhibition will be open to the public for during regular hours, beginning Wednesday, July 4 at 9:00 a.m. and closing at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17.
The design competition challenged international design teams to strike a balance between the needs of local residents, a growing daytime population of office workers and the bustling crowds that visit the waterfront for recreation and leisure.
Read Waterfront Toronto's full press release here.