Tenderstream members in winning team for Toronto quayside development

10 March 2022
Credit: Waterfront Toronto
  • Waterfront Toronto
  • Waterfront Toronto/Alison Brooks
  • Waterfront Toronto/Henning Larsen
  • Waterfront Toronto/SLA
  • Waterfront Toronto/Adjaye Associates

Adjaye Associates/Alison Brooks Architects/Henning Larsen/SLA


Toronto, ON


Progress on scheme to transform 12-acre waterfront site

The Quayside Limited Partnership - which includes architectural firms Adjaye Associates and Tenderstream members Alison Brooks Architects, Henning Larsen and SLA - have been awarded the opportunity to develop the Quayside site in downtown Toronto, in a scheme to transform the 12-acre site into a community for residents to live, work and play.  Waterfront Toronto will now begin negotiations with the Partnership, who propose to create more than 800 affordable housing units, together with new public spaces, including a two-acre forested green space and a significant urban farm atop one of Canada’s largest residential mass timber buildings. 

Overall, the plan is to create visionary, world-class architecture that will raise the bar on design across the entire neighbourhood and create a visually striking focal point on Toronto’s waterfront. With an eye to sustainability, the design includes low-carbon development and innovations, in order to make Quayside the first all-electric, zero-carbon community at this scale. As well as the residential areas and green spaces, the development will provide a landmark cultural destination and multi-use arts venue that brings together facilities for the performing arts, Indigenous-centred cultural celebrations and flexible education areas. A community care hub will offer a range of programmes and services to support ageing-in-place, recreation and wellness for all residents. 

Jack Winberg, chair of Waterfront Toronto’s Investment and Real Estate Committee, stated:  “Today we take an important next step in unlocking the full potential of the city’s waterfront. Dream Unlimited and Great Gulf together with their team of architects and local partners have a strong proposal to make Quayside and Toronto’s waterfront among the best in the world. As we begin negotiations on a project agreement, we are more confident than ever in the transformative power of the Quayside project to the economic and social recovery of Toronto, Ontario, and Canada.”

Lucy Nordberg
Tenderstream Head of Research

This tender was first published by Tenderstream on 11.03.2020 here

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