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Waterfront Toronto 5 year vision for Toronto's Waterfront - Chris Glaisek at Waterfront for All's AGM

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Waterfront Toronto 5 year vision for Toronto's Waterfront - Chris Glaisek at Waterfront for All's AGM

  1. 1. Waterfront for All - November 21, 2018 SEEING THE FUTURE FROM THE SHORE: Looking ahead, and advancing the vision for Toronto’s waterfront Part I: Top Ten Global Urban Waterfronts Part II: Toronto Attributes Part III: Public Surveys Part IV: Preliminary Findings Chris Glaisek,Chief Planningand DesignOfficer
  2. 2. Part I: Top Ten Global Urban Waterfronts
  3. 3. 1. Auckland, New Zealand 2. Barcelona, Spain 3. Vancouver, Canada 4. Copenhagen, Denmark 5. Singapore 6. Chicago, US 7. Sydney, Australia 8. San Francisco, US 9. Tokyo, Japan 10. New York City, US 11. Dublin, Ireland 12. Hong Kong, China 13. Helsinki, Finland 14. Los Angeles, US 15. Lisbon, Portugal 16. Dubai, U.A.E. 17. Oslo, Norway 18. Perth, Australia 19. Istanbul, Turkey 20. Miami, US * Measures: Mercer Quality of Living Index, Numbeo Basket of Goods, Euromonitor Ranking Fodors Popularity-based 1. Venice, Italy 2. Bergen, Norway 3. Amsterdam, Holland 4. Sydney, Australia 5. San Francisco, US 6. Brighton, England 7. Stockholm, Sweden 8. Hong Kong, China 9. Baltimore, US 10. Vancouver, Canada 11. San Sebastian, Spain 12. Lisbon, Portugal 13. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 14. New Orleans, US 15. Cape Town, South Africa Project for Public Spaces Urban design-based ** 1. Stockholm, Sweden 2. Venice, Italy 3. Helsinki, Finland 4. San Sebastian, Spain 5. Sydney, Australia 6. Hamburg, Germany 7. Baltimore, US 8. Chicago, US 9. Montreal, Canada 10. Nice, France ** First 6 ranked, last 7 in alphabetical order World’s Top Waterfront Cities Conde Nast Traveler Quality of life-based *
  4. 4. Top Ten Global Urban Waterfronts 1. Stockholm, SWE 2. Amsterdam, NLDD 3. Copenhagen, DNK 4. Sydney, AUS 5. Singapore,,SGP 6. San Francisco, USA 7. Chicago, USA 8. Hamburg, GER 9. Rio de Janeiro, BRA 10. Hong Kong, CHN
  5. 5. Physical Form Water Activities LandActivitiesCommunityEnvironment Iconic StructureCanals and Rivers Scenic Recognizability Bridge NetworkHistoric Fabric Design Excellence Iconic Boulevard Intimate SpacesStreetscape Identity Bathing / Swimming Sport FishingWorking PortRecreation Piers Recreational Boating MarinasMuseum ShipsCruise Ships Ferry SystemHarbour Tours Destination Park Vibrant Neighborhoods Immersive Nature Cultural Events & Festivals Seafood Restaurants Continuous Promenade Cultural Anchor Affordable Housing Resilience by Design Urban Beach Public Art Demographic Diversity Clean Water Sports Fields Shopping Destination Connection to the City Destination Playground Waterfront Dining Innovation District Recreation Trail Food Market Benchmarking Attributes
  6. 6. Scenic Recognizability
  7. 7. amsterdam
  8. 8. sydney
  9. 9. singapore
  10. 10. sanfrancisco
  11. 11. chicago
  12. 12. riodejaneiro
  13. 13. Canals & Rivers
  14. 14. amsterdam
  15. 15. hamburg
  16. 16. stockholm
  17. 17. copenhagen
  18. 18. chicago
  19. 19. singapore
  20. 20. yokohama
  21. 21. Bridge Network
  22. 22. stockholm
  23. 23. amsterdam
  24. 24. copenhagen
  25. 25. chicago
  26. 26. hamburg
  27. 27. Streetscape Character
  28. 28. stockholm
  29. 29. amsterdam
  30. 30. riodejaneiro
  31. 31. Architectural Icons
  32. 32. sydney
  33. 33. singapore
  34. 34. sanfrancisco
  35. 35. Design Excellence
  36. 36. amsterdam
  37. 37. copenhagen
  38. 38. singapore
  39. 39. chicago
  40. 40. Cruise Ships
  41. 41. copenhagen
  42. 42. sydneysydney
  43. 43. sanfranciso
  44. 44. singapore
  45. 45. stockholmstockholm
  46. 46. hamburghamburg
  47. 47. riodejaneiro
  48. 48. Large Marina
  49. 49. sydney
  50. 50. sanfrancisco
  51. 51. chicago
  52. 52. Continuous Promenade
  53. 53. amsterdam
  54. 54. copenhagen
  55. 55. sydney
  56. 56. singapore
  57. 57. chicago
  58. 58. riodejaneiro
  59. 59. Destination Park
  60. 60. sydney
  61. 61. chicago
  62. 62. sanfrancisco
  63. 63. yokohama
  64. 64. singapore
  65. 65. Cultural Anchor
  66. 66. amsterdam
  67. 67. copenhagencopenhagen
  68. 68. sydneysydney
  69. 69. chicago
  70. 70. hamburghamburg
  71. 71. Cultural Programming
  72. 72. stockholm
  73. 73. chicagoamsterdam
  74. 74. Cultural Anchor sydneysydney
  75. 75. chicagochicago
  76. 76. Innovation District
  77. 77. stockholm
  78. 78. singapore
  79. 79. sydney
  80. 80. hamburg
  81. 81. Resilience by Design
  82. 82. hamburg
  83. 83. stockholm
  84. 84. inundated: from the North Sea, via the River Lek, the Markermeer lake, and via regional water systems such as the River Amstel. Towards a new flood-risk management approach 3 Crisis management: limiting casualties in the event of a flood, e.g. flood-free evacuation routes and educating civilians about how best to respond. Six pilot studies were conducted in the Netherlands in order to gain greater insight into the suitability of the 6 4b 4c 4e4d meadows, parks, sports fields, allotments, lakes transformation location (new-build) flooded (section of) motorway flooded (section of) public transport system chance of a flooded tunnel indication <0.5m indication <0.5m - 2m indication > 2m 6 The multi-layer safety approach: layer 1: prevention; layer 2: sustainable spatial layout; layer 3: crisis management. Source: National Water Plan 4a-e The dikes that used to protect the city continue to function as water defences. They meander through the city and are barely recognisable as dikes, such as Zeedijk (literally the ‘Sea Dike’) (b), Jodenbreestraat (c) and Hoogte Kadijk (d). Locks provide a passageway through the water defences, and if there is a flood threat they must be closed to protect the city centre, such as the Westerkeersluis locks near Westerdok (e). Sources: DRO (a), Ellen Monchen (b, c, d), Waternet (e) 5 Overview of all the flood-prone areas in Amsterdam. Source: Waternet, DRO, DHV, De Urbanisten crucial junction crucial service prison monument hazardous materials existing residential area existing mixed-use location existing office location existing industrial area amsterdam
  85. 85. copenhagen
  86. 86. Defining Attribute Stockhlm Amstrdm Copen Sydney Singapore San Fran Chicago Hamburg Rio HK Scenic Recognizability • • • • • • • Historic Fabric • • • • • • Canals and Rivers • • • • • • Bridge Network • • • • • Streetscape Character • • • • • Iconic Structure • • • Design Excellence • • • • • Waterfront Boulevard • • • • Intimate Spaces • • Cruise Ships • • • • • • • • • Recreational Boating • • • • • • • • • Harbour Tours • • • • • • • Museum Ships • • • • • • Bathing/Swimming • • • • • • Ferry System • • • • • • Marinas • • • • Recreation Piers • • • Working Port • Sport Fishing • • Continuous Promenade • • • • • • • • • • Destination Park • • • • • • • • Top 10 benchmarking cities Physical Form Water Activities Benchmarking: Attribute Matrix
  87. 87. Recreation Piers • • • Working Port • Sport Fishing • • Continuous Promenade • • • • • • • • • • Destination Park • • • • • • • • Cultural Anchor • • • • • • • • Shopping Destination • • • • • • Waterfront Dining • • • • • • • • Cultural Events & Festivals • • • • • • Urban Beach • • • • Public Art • • • • Sports Fields • • • • Destination Playground • Recreation Trail • • • • Food Market • • • • • Seafood Restaurants • • • • • • Vibrant Neighborhoods • • • • • • • Innovation District • • • • • • Demographic Diversity • • • • • • • Affordable Housing • • • Connection to the City • • • • • • • • • • Immersive Nature • • • • • • Resilience by Design • • • • • • Clean Water • • • TOTAL 26 24 24 24 20 22 24 21 17 16 Environment Land Activities Community Benchmarking: Attribute Matrix Stockhlm Amstrdm Copen Sydney Singapore San Fran Chicago Hamburg Rio HK Top 10 benchmarking cities
  88. 88. Benchmarking: Attributes Summary Matrix Defining Attribute Stockhlm Amstrdm Copen Sydney Singapore San Fran Chicago Hamburg Rio HK Physcial Form 6 7 5 2 5 3 6 5 3 1 Water Activities 7 4 4 7 3 8 5 7 3 5 Land Activites 7 6 8 10 6 7 10 6 7 7 Community 3 5 4 4 5 2 3 2 3 2 Environment 3 2 3 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 Total 26 24 24 24 20 22 24 21 17 16 Top 10 cities
  89. 89. Physical Form Water Activities LandActivitiesCommunityEnviron- ment 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 SCENIC RECOGNIZABILITY HISTORIC FABRIC CANALS AND RIVERS BRIDGE NETWORK STREETSCAPE CHARACTER DESIGN EXCELLENCE WATERFRONT BOULEVARD ICONIC STRUCTURE INTIMATE SPACES CRUISE SHIPS RECREATIONAL BOATING HARBOUR TOURS MUSEUM SHIPS BATHING/SWIMMING FERRY SYSTEM MARINAS RECREATION PIERS SPORT FISHING WORKING PORT CONTINUOUS PROMENADE DESTINATION PARK CULTURAL ANCHOR WATERFRONT DINING SHOPPING DESTINATION CULTURAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS SEAFOOD RESTAURANTS FOOD MARKET URBAN BEACH PUBLIC ART SPORTS FIELDS RECREATION TRAIL DESTINATION PLAYGROUND CONNECTION TO THE CITY VIBRANT NEIGHBORHOODS DEMOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY INNOVATION DISTRICT AFFORDABLE HOUSING IMMERSIVE NATURE RESILIENCE BY DESIGN CLEAN WATER PERFORMANCE BY ATTRIBUTES Top Attributes from Top 10 cities Benchmarking Scenic Recognizability Historic Fabric Canals and Rivers Bridge Network Streetscape Character Design Excellence Waterfront Boulevard Iconic Structure Intimate Spaces Cruise Ships Recreational Boating Harbour Tours Museum Ships Bathing/Swimming Ferry System Marinas Recreation Piers Working Port Sport Fishing Continuous Promenade Destination Park Cultural Anchor Shopping Destination Waterfront Dining Cultural Events & Festivals Seafood Restaurants Food Market Urban Beach Public Art Sports Fields Recreation Trail Destination Playground Connection to the City Vibrant Neighborhoods Demographic Diversity Innovation District Affordable Housing Immersive Nature Resilience by Design Clean Water Top Ten Global Urban Waterfronts 1. Stockholm, SE 2. Amsterdam, NL 3. Copenhagen, DK 4. Sydney, AUS 5. Singapore 6. San Francisco, USA 7. Chicago, USA 8. Hamburg, Germany 9. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 10. Hong Kong, China
  90. 90. Part II: Toronto Attributes
  91. 91. Physical Form Water Activities LandActivitiesCommunityEnvironment Architectural IconInland Waterways Scenic Recognizability Bridge NetworkHistoric Fabric Design Excellence Iconic BoulevardStreetscape Identity Bathing / Swimming Sport FishingWorking PortProgrammed Piers Recreational Boating Large MarinaHistoric ShipsCruise Ships Ferry SystemHarbour Tours Destination Park Vibrant Neighborhoods Immersive Nature Cultural Programming Famous Seafood Continuous Promenade Cultural Anchor Affordable Housing Resilience by Design Urban Beach Public Art Demographic Diversity Clean Water Sports Fields Shopping Destination Urban Connectivity Destination Playground Waterfront Dining Innovation District Recreation Trail Food Market Physical Form Water Activities LandActivitiesCommunityEnvironment Architectural IconInland Waterways Scenic Recognizability Bridge NetworkHistoric Fabric Design Excellence Iconic BoulevardStreetscape Identity Bathing / Swimming Sport FishingWorking PortProgrammed Piers Recreational Boating Large MarinaHistoric ShipsCruise Ships Ferry SystemHarbour Tours Destination Park Vibrant Neighborhoods Immersive Nature Cultural Programming Famous Seafood Continuous Promenade Cultural Anchor Affordable Housing Resilience by Design Urban Beach Public Art Demographic Diversity Clean Water Sports Fields Shopping Destination Urban Connectivity Destination Playground Waterfront Dining Innovation District Recreation Trail Food Market Toronto Attributes
  92. 92. ScenicRecognizability
  93. 93. HistoricFabric ?
  94. 94. Canals&Rivers ?
  95. 95. ? BridgesNetwork
  96. 96. StreetscapeCharacter ?
  97. 97. ArchitecturalIcon ?
  98. 98. DesignExcellence
  99. 99. IconicBoulevard ?
  100. 100. ? CruiseShips
  101. 101. RecreationalBoating
  102. 102. HarbourTours ?
  103. 103. HistoricShips ?
  104. 104. Bathing/Swimming ?
  105. 105. FerrySystem ?
  106. 106. LargeMarina ?
  107. 107. RecreationPiers ?
  108. 108. WorkingPort ?
  109. 109. SportFishing ?
  110. 110. ContinuousPromenade ?
  111. 111. DestinationPark
  112. 112. CulturalAnchor ?
  113. 113. ShoppingDestination ?
  114. 114. WaterfrontDining ?
  115. 115. CulturalProgramming ?
  116. 116. UrbanBeach
  117. 117. PublicArt ?
  118. 118. SportsFields ??
  119. 119. DestinationPlayground ?
  120. 120. RecreationalTrail ?
  121. 121. ? FoodMarket
  122. 122. FamousSeafood ?
  123. 123. VibrantNeighborhoods ?
  124. 124. InnovationDistrict ?
  125. 125. DemographicDiversity ?
  126. 126. AffordableHousing ?
  127. 127. UrbanConnectivity ?
  128. 128. ImmersiveNature ?
  129. 129. ResiliencebyDesign ?
  130. 130. CleanWater ?
  131. 131. Physical Form Water Activities LandActivitiesCommunityEnvironment Architectural IconInland Waterways Scenic Recognizability Bridge NetworkHistoric Fabric Design Excellence Iconic BoulevardStreetscape Identity Bathing / Swimming Sport FishingWorking PortProgrammed Piers Recreational Boating Large MarinaHistoric ShipsCruise Ships Ferry SystemHarbour Tours Destination Park Vibrant Neighborhoods Immersive Nature Cultural Programming Famous Seafood Continuous Promenade Cultural Anchor Affordable Housing Resilience by Design Urban Beach Public Art Demographic Diversity Clean Water Sports Fields Shopping Destination Urban Connectivity Destination Playground Waterfront Dining Innovation District Recreation Trail Food Market Toronto ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
  132. 132. Toronto’s Attributes WATERFRONT CITIES - ATTRIBUTES Defining Attribute Stockhlm Amstrdm Copen Sydney Singapore San Fran Chicago Hamburg Rio Yokohm Toronto Scenic Recognizability         7 Historic Fabric        ? 7 Inland Waterways       ? 6 Bridge Network      ? 5 Streetscape Character      ? 5 Architectural Icon     ? 4 Design Excellence       5 Iconic Boulevard     ? 4 Cruise Ships          ? 9 Recreational Boating           9 Harbour Tours        7 Historic Ships        ? 7 Bathing/Swimming       6 Ferry System       ? 6 Large Marina    ? 3 Programmed Piers     ? 4 Working Port   2 Sport Fishing   ? 2 10 8 8 6 8 6 4 3 4 1 4 5 5 7 6 6 3 10 5 6 3 Physical Form Water Activities ? ? ?
  133. 133. Continuous Promenade           ? Destination Park         Cultural Anchor         Shopping Destination       ? Waterfront Dining        ? Cultural Programming       Urban Beach    Public Art   ? Sports Fields    ? Destination Playground  ? Recreation Trail     Food Market     ? Famous Seafood     ? Vibrant Neighborhoods       ? Innovation District       ? Demographic Diversity      Affordable Housing    ? Urban Connectivity           ? Immersive Nature     ? Resilience by Design      ? Clean Water   ? Land Activities Community Environment Toronto’s Attributes ?? ?  ? ? ? Defining Attribute Stockhlm Amstrdm Copen Sydney Singapore San Fran Chicago Hamburg Rio Yokohm Toronto ?
  134. 134. Toronto’s Attributes Summary Matrix Defining Attribute Stockhlm Amstrdm Copen Sydney Singapore San Fran Chicago Hamburg Rio HK Toronto Physcial Form 6 7 5 2 5 3 6 5 3 1 2 Water Activities 7 4 4 7 3 8 5 7 3 5 1 Land Activites 7 6 8 10 6 7 10 6 7 7 2 Community 3 5 4 4 5 2 3 2 3 2 0 Environment 3 2 3 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 Total 26 24 24 24 20 22 24 21 17 16 5 Top 10 cities
  135. 135. PART III: Public Surveys
  136. 136. Public Survey Overview Pop-Up #1 Parkway Forest Park Aug 27 Intercept Survey June 26-27 June 2018 October 2018 Pop-Up #2 OpenStreetsTO Sept 16 Pop-Up #3 Jack Layton Ferry Terminal Sept 28 Online Public Survey Sept 7-28
  137. 137. Intercept Survey June 26 - 27, 2018 Overview Waterfront Toronto posed three key questions: • What is your favourite or earliest experience of being on the Waterfront and/or Lake Ontario? • What does it mean to be a city on a great lake? • What are three words that come to mind about the Waterfront or Lake Ontario?
  138. 138. • There are conflicting ideas and associations about Waterfront and Lake Ontario. • Negative associations of the Waterfront include crowds, high-rise condominiums, pollution, and noise. • Respondents expressed a great opportunity and responsibility with being a city around a great lake. Some thought it was definitive of the city, while others felt that it has played a minor role in their everyday life. Intercept Survey June 26 - 27, 2018
  139. 139. Respondent Snapshot: 1,019 18-65+ Number of Respondents Male Age Range 53% Respondent residency Online Survey : September 7 - 28, 2018
  140. 140. Online Survey: Key Insights Do you think of Toronto as a “waterfront city”? YES 74.6%of respondents answered What comes to mind when you think of Toronto’s waterfront?
  141. 141. What do you value most in your current experience of the waterfront? ResidentsVisitors Workers “Places to sit and watch the world on land and water go by. ” “Nice landscaping, good amount of trees, nice waterfront seating. ” “Access to the water’s edge. ” “Being near water, nice public space.” “The views, the atmosphere, the awesome events. ” “Spending time at festivals, cafes, walking along the waterfront” “The liveliness around Harbourfront in the summer and the Martin Goodman trail.” Online Survey: Key Insights
  142. 142. What is missing from your current experience of the waterfront? ResidentsVisitors Workers “Transit”“Drinks and food options ” “Connectedness”“Wind-protected seating”“Places to dine and shop” “Something to do/see other than Harbourfront Centre or waterfront parks” “Transit”“The feeling of nature along the eastern harbour.” “Permanent attractions” Online Survey: Key Insights
  143. 143. Visitors - Issues “Long sections of the waterfront are ugly - too many parking lots.” “The waterfront is being too focused on commercial development and mixed use - prime space on the water should feature larger public spaces.” “Too crowded with people; pedestrians all over the Martin Goodman Trail and making it difficult to get from point A to point B” Other Responses: “Major gaps in parks or quality public realm (Not enough opportunity for long walks)” “Finding it a bit harder to access now that I can no longer walk too far. Direct access to water requires walking more & more.” What keeps you from visiting the waterfront more often? 48 82 132 151 158 182 200 280 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 It's too expensive Not enough parking Not much to see I don't like crossing under the Gardiner Few public transit options Uncomfortable weather (windy, cold, hot) Not enough food options Other (please specify) Chart Title Series1 Not enough food options Few public transit options I don’t like crossing under the Gardiner Not much to see Not enough parking It’s too expensive Uncomfortable weather (windy, cold hot) Online Survey: Key Insights
  144. 144. Non-visitors: “I do not spend time on the waterfront.” “Not enough to do there.” “All the condos broke up the beauty of our Waterfront and made it feel quite disjointed.” “Small quiet shady spaces, lots of seating options” “Nutritious healthy food choices ... tree shaded patios no artificial turf” “More parking to make it easier to transport our bikes down and be able to cycle. We live north part of the city “ Why don’t you visit the waterfront? What would make you want to visit the waterfront more often? Why don’t you visit the waterfront? – 16 “Other” 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 Uncomfortable weather (windy, cold, hot) I don't like crossing under the Gardiner It's too expensive Not enough food options Few public transit options Not much to see Not enough parking Axis Title Chart Title What would make you want to visit the waterfront more often? – 8 “other” 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 More shopping More events/festivals Better walking/cycling connections to existing trails Better walking/cycling connections to the downtown More restaurants/bars/cafes More parks More public transit options Longer continuous promenade Chart Title Not enough parking Not much to see Few public transit options Not enough food options It’s too expensive I don’t live crossing the Gardiner Uncomfortable weather (wnidy, cold, hot) “More indoor boat storage and winter outdoors safety and sustainability Other Other Longer continuous promenade More parks More restaurants/bars/cafes Better walking/cycling connections to existing trails Better walking/cycling connections to the downtown More public transit options More event/festivals More shopping Online Survey: Key Insights
  145. 145. What should be the top priorities for Toronto’s future waterfront revitalization? Top 10 priorities: 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 Ferry System Vibrant Neighbourhoods Immersive Nature Connection to the City Bathing/Swimming Waterfront Dining Intimate Spaces Resilience by Design Clean Water Continuous Promenade Continuous Promenade Clean Water Resilience by Design Intimate Spaces Waterfront Dining Bathing/ Swimming Connection to City Immersive Nature Vibrant Neighbourhoods Ferry System Online Survey: Key Insights
  146. 146. Pop-Up at Parkway Forest Park, August 27
  147. 147. Key Insights: 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 Sport Fishing Marinas Harbour Tours Cruise Ships Museum Ships Recreational Boating Recreation Piers Ferry System Bathing/Swimming Seafood Restaurant Sports Fields Shopping Destination Destination Playground Public Art Cultural Institution/Hub Urban Beach Food Market Cultural Events & Festivals Recreation Trail Destination Park Waterfront Dining Continuous Promenade Iconic Structure Bridge Network Scenic Recognizability Streetscape Character Iconic Boulevard Historic Fabric Canals and Rivers Design Excellence Intimate Spaces Innovation District Demographic Diversity Affordable Housing Vibrant Neighbourhoods Connection to the City Immersive Nature Resilience by Design Clean Water 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 Sport Fishing Marinas Harbour Tours Cruise Ships Museum Ships Recreational Boating Recreation Piers Ferry System Bathing/Swimming Seafood Restaurant Sports Fields Shopping Destination Destination Playground Public Art Cultural Institution/Hub Urban Beach Food Market Cultural Events & Festivals Recreation Trail Destination Park Waterfront Dining Continuous Promenade Iconic Structure Bridge Network Scenic Recognizability Streetscape Character Iconic Boulevard Historic Fabric Canals and Rivers Design Excellence Intimate Spaces Innovation District Demographic Diversity Affordable Housing Vibrant Neighbourhoods Connection to the City Immersive Nature Resilience by Design Clean Water 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Sport Fishing Marinas Harbour Tours Cruise Ships Museum Ships Recreational Boating Recreation Piers Ferry System Bathing/Swimming Seafood Restaurant Sports Fields Shopping Destination Destination Playground Public Art Cultural Institution/Hub Urban Beach Food Market Cultural Events & Festivals Recreation Trail Destination Park Waterfront Dining Continuous Promenade Iconic Structure Bridge Network Scenic Recognizability Streetscape Character Iconic Boulevard Historic Fabric Canals and Rivers Design Excellence Intimate Spaces Innovation District Demographic Diversity Affordable Housing Vibrant Neighbourhoods Connection to the City Immersive Nature Resilience by Design Clean Water Red Green Clean Water Resilience by Design Immersive Nature Connection to the City Vibrant Neighborhoods Affordable Housing Demographic Diversity Innovation District Intimate Spaces Design Excellence Canals and Rivers Historic Fabric Iconic Boulevard Streetscape Character Scenic Recognizability Bridge Network Iconic Structure Continuous Promenade Waterfront Dining Destination Park Recreation Trail Cultural Events & Festivals Food Market Urban Beach Cultural Anchor Public Art Destination Playground Shopping Destination Sports Fields Seafood Restaurants Bathing/Swimming Ferry System Recreation Piers Recreational Boating Museum Ships Cruise Ships Harbour Tours Marinas Sport Fishing Clean Water Resilience by Design Immersive Nature Connection to the City Vibrant Neighborhoods Affordable Housing Demographic Diversity Innovation District Intimate Spaces Design Excellence Canals and Rivers Historic Fabric Iconic Boulevard Streetscape Character Scenic Recognizability Bridge Network Iconic Structure Continuous Promenade Waterfront Dining Destination Park Recreation Trail Cultural Events & Festivals Food Market Urban Beach Cultural Anchor Public Art Destination Playground Shopping Destination Sports Fields Seafood Restaurants Bathing/Swimming Ferry System Recreation Piers Recreational Boating Museum Ships Cruise Ships Harbour Tours Marinas Sport Fishing Clean Water Resilience by Design Immersive Nature Connection to the City Vibrant Neighborhoods Affordable Housing Demographic Diversity Innovation District Intimate Spaces Design Excellence Canals and Rivers Historic Fabric Iconic Boulevard Streetscape Character Scenic Recognizability Bridge Network Iconic Structure Continuous Promenade Waterfront Dining Destination Park Recreation Trail Cultural Events & Festivals Food Market Urban Beach Cultural Anchor Public Art Destination Playground Shopping Destination Sports Fields Seafood Restaurants Bathing/Swimming Ferry System Recreation Piers Recreational Boating Museum Ships Cruise Ships Harbour Tours Marinas Sport Fishing What is missing from Toronto’s Waterfront today? What is most important for the future waterfront? Composite: Physical Form Water Activities LandActivitiesCommunityEnviron- ment Pop-Up at Parkway Forest Park, August 27
  148. 148. Pop-Up at Open Streets TO, September 16, 2018
  149. 149. Key Insights: Pop-Up at Open Streets TO, September 16, 2018 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 Sport Fishing Marinas Harbour Tours Cruise Ships Museum Ships Recreational Boating Recreation Piers Ferry System Bathing/Swimming Seafood Restaurant Sports Fields Shopping Destination Destination Playground Public Art Cultural Institution/Hub Urban Beach Food Market Cultural Events & Festivals Recreation Trail Destination Park Waterfront Dining Continuous Promenade Iconic Structure Bridge Network Scenic Recognizability Streetscape Character Iconic Boulevard Historic Fabric Canals and Rivers Design Excellence Intimate Spaces Innovation District Demographic Diversity Affordable Housing Vibrant Neighbourhoods Connection to the City Immersive Nature Resilience by Design Clean Water - 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 Sport Fishing Marinas Harbour Tours Cruise Ships Museum Ships Recreational Boating Recreation Piers Ferry System Bathing/Swimming Seafood Restaurant Sports Fields Shopping Destination Destination Playground Public Art Cultural Institution/Hub Urban Beach Food Market Cultural Events & Festivals Recreation Trail Destination Park Waterfront Dining Continuous Promenade Iconic Structure Bridge Network Scenic Recognizability Streetscape Character Iconic Boulevard Historic Fabric Canals and Rivers Design Excellence Intimate Spaces Innovation District Demographic Diversity Affordable Housing Vibrant Neighbourhoods Connection to the City Immersive Nature Resilience by Design Clean Water Composite: 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 Sport Fishing Marinas Harbour Tours Cruise Ships Museum Ships Recreational Boating Recreation Piers Ferry System Bathing/Swimming Seafood Restaurant Sports Fields Shopping Destination Destination Playground Public Art Cultural Institution/Hub Urban Beach Food Market Cultural Events & Festivals Recreation Trail Destination Park Waterfront Dining Continuous Promenade Iconic Structure Bridge Network Scenic Recognizability Streetscape Character Iconic Boulevard Historic Fabric Canals and Rivers Design Excellence Intimate Spaces Innovation District Demographic Diversity Affordable Housing Vibrant Neighbourhoods Connection to the City Immersive Nature Resilience by Design Clean Water Red Green What is missing from Toronto’s Waterfront today? What is most important for the future waterfront? Physical Form Water Activities LandActivitiesCommunityEnviron- ment Clean Water Resilience by Design Immersive Nature Connection to the City Vibrant Neighborhoods Affordable Housing Demographic Diversity Innovation District Intimate Spaces Design Excellence Canals and Rivers Historic Fabric Iconic Boulevard Streetscape Character Scenic Recognizability Bridge Network Iconic Structure Continuous Promenade Waterfront Dining Destination Park Recreation Trail Cultural Events & Festivals Food Market Urban Beach Cultural Anchor Public Art Destination Playground Shopping Destination Sports Fields Seafood Restaurants Bathing/Swimming Ferry System Recreation Piers Recreational Boating Museum Ships Cruise Ships Harbour Tours Marinas Sport Fishing Clean Water Resilience by Design Immersive Nature Connection to the City Vibrant Neighborhoods Affordable Housing Demographic Diversity Innovation District Intimate Spaces Design Excellence Canals and Rivers Historic Fabric Iconic Boulevard Streetscape Character Scenic Recognizability Bridge Network Iconic Structure Continuous Promenade Waterfront Dining Destination Park Recreation Trail Cultural Events & Festivals Food Market Urban Beach Cultural Anchor Public Art Destination Playground Shopping Destination Sports Fields Seafood Restaurants Bathing/Swimming Ferry System Recreation Piers Recreational Boating Museum Ships Cruise Ships Harbour Tours Marinas Sport Fishing Clean Water Resilience by Design Immersive Nature Connection to the City Vibrant Neighborhoods Affordable Housing Demographic Diversity Innovation District Intimate Spaces Design Excellence Canals and Rivers Historic Fabric Iconic Boulevard Streetscape Character Scenic Recognizability Bridge Network Iconic Structure Continuous Promenade Waterfront Dining Destination Park Recreation Trail Cultural Events & Festivals Food Market Urban Beach Cultural Anchor Public Art Destination Playground Shopping Destination Sports Fields Seafood Restaurants Bathing/Swimming Ferry System Recreation Piers Recreational Boating Museum Ships Cruise Ships Harbour Tours Marinas Sport Fishing
  150. 150. Part IV: Preliminary Findings
  151. 151. Scenic Recognizability Canals and Rivers Bridge Network Streetscape Character Design Excellence Intimate Spaces Recreational Boating Bathing/Swimming Ferry System Marinas Recreation Piers Continuous Promenade Destination Park Cultural Anchor Shopping Destination Waterfront Dining Cultural Events & Festivals Food Market Urban Beach Public Art Destination Playground Connection to the City Vibrant Neighborhoods Demographic Diversity Innovation District Affordable Housing Immersive Nature Resilience by Design Clean Water Physical Form Water Activities LandActivitiesCommunityEnviron- ment Destination large parks, public art, iconic structures bridges, streets, promenades, parks markets, affordable housing events, festivals, retail sustainability, design review panel, standards, policies Connection Activation Operation Inclusion Waterfront Toronto Priority Attributes Strategies
  152. 152. Preliminary Priority Project list 1. Inner Harbour 2. Connection to City 3. Connected Park System Water’s Edge Promenade Bridge Network •Slip Bridges •Port Lands bridges •Harbour bridges Marinas & Recreational Boating • Finger Piers •Quayside Parliament Slip Ferry Network • Jack Layton Ferry Terminal Scope • Marine Strategy • Water Circuit/Taxi Stops Cultural Anchor/Icon • Iconic Building Retail and Food Strategy • Food Market • Dining Public Art • EB Destination water’s edge • Annual cultural festival North-South Connection • Green Streets + WT standards • Rail Underpasses Waterfront Transit • Queens Quay East LRT Port Lands Flood Protection Destination Park • Promontory + River Parks • Lake Ontario Park Waterfront Trail • MGT extension to Bluffs Clean Water • Habitat restoration • Wet weather flow masterplan Destination large parks, public art, iconic structures bridges, streets, promenades, parks markets, affordable housing events, festivals, retail sustainability, design review panel, standards, policies Connection Activation Operation Inclusion
  153. 153. Design Review Panel Feedback 1. Continuous Waterfront Walk 2. Destination 3. Temporary Activation 5. Branding the waterfront 4. Connection to City Destination parks, public art, iconic structures bridges, streets, promenades, trails markets, affordable housing events, festivals, retail sustainability, design review panel, standards, policies Connection Activation Operation Inclusion • Small interventions to help improve existing areas • Much of the waterfront is under construction - temporary projects/improvements can fill these “gaps” o Continuous promenade pilot with barges at slips o Winter market on the waterfront o Food truck clusters in parking lots strategically located to create continuous activity o Under Gardiner/Rail underpass lighting/projection installations •Changing people’s perception to help them discover places that are already there •The waterfront “guide book” showing destinations and activities • Improved Ferry Network that is tied to existing and planned public transit • Transit extension on Queens Quay East • North-South connections (public realm improvements, underpass improvements)
  154. 154. Regional Park Connections
  155. 155. Conceptual Harbour Ring Continuous Waterfront Destinations Connection to the City Ferry Network
  156. 156. Priority 1: Continous Waterfront Walk Peter Slip Bridge, view east from the dockwall at HTO Park
  157. 157. Priority 2: Iconic Cultural Destination
  158. 158. Priority 3: Destination Playground
  159. 159. Priority 4: Ferry Terminal
  160. 160. Vision Map - Phase 1 Priorities Continuous Waterfront Walk Iconic Cultural Destination Destination Playground Ferry Terminal 1 2 3 4 1 4 2 3

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