First Capital Realty Inc have unveiled the masterplan for an new urban lakefront neighbourhood in Humber Bay Shores, Toronto, which is being designed by a team led by Allies and Morrison.
Masterplan vision unveiled for Humber Bay Shores, Toronto
Located on a 11.5-ha site Humber Bay Shores will involve the transformation of the former site of the Christie Cookie factory into a new high-density piece of city. An official plan application has been submitted to the City of Toronto, detailing proposals that have been shaped following extensive stakeholder engagement.
The masterplan aims to take advantage of the site’s unique location to deliver a place that is both urban and green, creating the best of city life with access to green open spaces and the lakefront. Buildings will prioritise their civic responsibilities to work together to create a great public realm with a variety of new spaces, framing squares, parks, a linear ravine landscape, streets and promenades with the experience of pedestrians and cyclists being paramount.
It will also be well-connected to the rest of Toronto with a new multi-modal transit hub (including the new Park Lawn GO Train Station) and new routes that knit the development into the neighbouring urban fabric. A covered Galleria at the heart of the scheme provides a yearlong destination with a diverse offer that will appeal to residents, workers and visitors alike.
The design team includes DTAH, Gross.Max., Urban Strategies, Adamson Associates, Tate Economics, Arup, ERA, Hatch and BA Group.