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We Want Your Feedback on These Design Proposals for the Ferry Terminal!

Mar 3, 2015

The design competition for the Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park moves to the next stage on Monday, March 16. The design teams will make public presentations of their proposals and we’ll have them on display at City Hall.

The design competition for the Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park moves to the next stage on Monday, March 16. The design teams will make public presentations of their proposals and we’ll have them on display at City Hall.

By Heather Glicksman

The five shortlisted design teams selected to participate in the Innovative Design Competition for the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park are ready to present their bold and innovative ideas to the public. The teams will come together on Monday, March 16 at Toronto City Hall in the Rotunda to present their inspiring visions that will transform the Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park.

The five design proposals will be on display in the Rotunda at Toronto City Hall from March 16 to March 20, 2015. Members of the
public are welcome to view the exhibition and provide feedback beginning at 12:00 p.m. on March 16. The exhibition will be open from
7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m from March 17 to March 19, but will close at 5:00 p.m. on March 20.

Public feedback will also be collected through an online tool during this period. You can access the online feedback form as of March 16 – so stay tuned to the Project Page on our website, our Facebook and Twitter pages for the direct link. Public feedback will be summarized into a report and given to the jury – a group of distinguished art design professionals – to assist them in their evaluations of the five submissions.

The Public Exhibition - Presentations from the five shortlisted design teams

When: 

March 16, 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

All five design proposals will be on exhibition in Toronto City Hall’s Rotunda from March 16 to March 20. Members of the public are welcome to view the exhibition between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Where:

Toronto City Hall, Rotunda

100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

Getting here:

Public Transit

You can take the Yonge Subway Line to Queen or Dundas station or the University/Spadina Subway Line to St. Patrick or Osgoode station. You can also take the #6 Bay bus to Queen Street West, #501 or #502 Queen streetcar to Bay Street, or the #505 Dundas streetcar to Bay Street.

Parking

Paid parking is available at City Hall. You can enter the parking garage at Bay Street, just north of Queen on the west side or at Queen Street, just west of Bay Street on the north side.

Accessibility:

Accessible entrances and ramps

The primary accessible entrance to Toronto City Hall is the Hagerman Street entrance (north entrance).

There is a fully accessible ramp and the entry hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you are arriving outside these hours please use the intercom to contact the Security Desk for access. See map for location.

The alternative accessible entrance is through the City Hall main centre doors from 7:30a.m. to 9:30p.m.

There are also two fully accessible ramps located along Bay Street to access Nathan Phillips Square. See map for location.

Wheel-Trans

The Hagerman Street entrance (north entrance) is the Wheel-Trans pick-up and drop-off location.

If you have specific accommodation requirements, please email info@waterfrontoronto.ca or call 416-214-1344 Extension 276.

 

The design competition began eight weeks ago with an intensive all day session, where we discussed the challenges of the site and reviewed seven design elements that were identified as critical components for the design proposals – an iconic and welcoming ferry terminal, continuous waterfront access, improved queuing area, an enhanced Harbour Square Park, connections between the terminal and the rest of the city, promote sustainable development and provide universal access.

This short video offers an introduction to the design competition and the five design teams charged with the important task of creating innovative ideas that will transform the unique and important area around the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal.

 

post contributor

  • Heather Glicksman

    Heather is a community relations and issues specialist at Metrolinx. She previously worked at Waterfront Toronto as a Communications and Public Engagement Coordinator where she specialized in public consultations and writing online content. She has worked in the public sector and for a municipal government working to keep the public informed on hot topics. In her free time, Heather enjoyed exploring Toronto’s many festivals and activities.