Province Announces Launch of Urban Park and Waterfront Trail Project at Ontario Place: LANDinc and West 8 to Lead Design
On the 12th of November the Ontario government announced that Toronto based LANDinc, in consortium with West 8, and a diverse multidisciplinary team, have been awarded the contract to provide landscape architectural services for the urban park and waterfront trail at Ontario Place.
As the first portion of land to be developed at the high profile Ontario Place, the future park and trail will become an important element of the full revitalization. The 7.5 acre site is to become a free and accessible park that serves adjacent communities with amenities that engage visitors to the waterfront.
“Guiding the design of the park and waterfront trail is the heritage of Ontario Place as a place of design excellence and innovation and a place of bold and creative ideas for urban and public space,” said Jamie Maslyn Larson, Principal at West 8’s New York office. “We are very excited to join LANDinc in this important project.”
The Province is aiming to have the park and trail open in time for the 2015 Pan /Parapan American Games.
About Ontario Place
Ontario Place is an internationally-recognized complex located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ontario Place opened in May 1971 as an education, recreation and entertainment centre consisting of three artificial islands connected by picturesque bridges and walkways with the five pods Pavilion and the geodesic dome of the Cinesphere as the focal points.