The Netherlands

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture b.v.

Nico Koomanskade 1021
3072 LM Rotterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0) 10 485 5801


West 8 Brussels urban design & landscape architecture bvba

Waaienberg 123
1745 Opwijk

+31 (0) 10 485 5801

United States

West 8 urban design & landscape architecture p.c.

2133 Arch Street, Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA 19103
United States of America

+1 347 371 2252

Queens Quay: A Hive Of Activity

On the 4th of May Jelle Therry, West 8 + DTAH (Project Manager for the Queens Quay) and Christopher Glaisek (Waterfront Toronto’s Vice-President of Planning and Design) led Jane’s Walk along Toronto’s main waterfront street. The waterfront walk was intended to communicate the visionary design for Queens Quay and show people how construction is unfolding.

Jane’s Walk is inspired by urban thinker Jane Jacobs, who championed the notion that “you’ve got to get out and walk” in order to help understand the city you live in. This year walking tours were held in over 100 cities around the world.

In the spirit of collaboration, a Community Update Meeting was held on the 8th of May. The construction progress report delved into the coordinated construction effort for the 1.7km stretch of waterfront development. Recent highlights include: the installation of new water and sewerage infrastructure and the laying of granite curbs and sidewalks on Queens Quay. The new sidewalk marks the beginning of Stage 2 and will be open to the public late June.

Also on the agenda is another walking tour of the Queens Quay site for the annual Doors Open Toronto. This walk will take place on the 25th of May at 11.00am and 2.00pm, and allow the public to take a peek behind the construction fencing of the $110 million waterfront project.