Tuesday, May 22, 2012

What About Toronto's Canary District?

Some promised updates for the West Don Lands and waterfront revitalization...

With last week's launch of the new Canary District and groundbreaking ceremony for the first condominium in the neighbourhood, it's clear that development in the area quickly accelerating.

At the event, award-winning Toronto-based architects Peter Clewes of architectsAlliance and Bruce Kuwabara of KPMB Architects, along with Waterfront Toronto VP of Development, Meg Davis, outlined the stunning architectural vision for the dynamic Canary District and surrounding neighbourhood. 

Here are just some highlights (more after the jump!):

"The Canary District and the larger village project mean a significant increase in the pace of transforming the former industrial lands into a beautiful, sustainable, mixed-use neighbourhood," says Davis.  "It adds to the many projects that Waterfront Toronto already has underway in the West Don Lands community, including our first private sector development, Urban Capital’s River City which is well under construction at King and River Street; the area’s first affordable housing development with TCHC, which is currently being built; the innovative Underpass Park which is nearly complete and that we will open this summer, and the neighbourhood’s grand Don River Park, the 18 acre park that Waterfront Toronto is building on the area’s flood protection landform. It will open next year."