Creating a place for people in Toronto

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the 'Creating a place for people in Toronto' consultation. The engagement summary has now been released and Council has commissioned local architects SHAC to lead a multi-disciplinary team and prepare a Foreshore Masterplan that integrates with the proposed mixed-use development on Council-owned land at 4 Bath Street and 1B Victory Row.

The first phase of this project was designed for the community to provide ideas and suggestions on how to make the foreshore area of Toronto a better place for people to enjoy, as well as exploring the opportunities for how the foreshore integrates with the proposed mixed-use development.

As this project progresses over the coming months, there will be a series of opportunities for community and stakeholders to provide feedback and ensure the community values are considered and help inform quality outcomes for the Foreshore.


Thank you to everyone who contributed to the 'Creating a place for people in Toronto' consultation. The engagement summary has now been released and Council has commissioned local architects SHAC to lead a multi-disciplinary team and prepare a Foreshore Masterplan that integrates with the proposed mixed-use development on Council-owned land at 4 Bath Street and 1B Victory Row.

The first phase of this project was designed for the community to provide ideas and suggestions on how to make the foreshore area of Toronto a better place for people to enjoy, as well as exploring the opportunities for how the foreshore integrates with the proposed mixed-use development.

As this project progresses over the coming months, there will be a series of opportunities for community and stakeholders to provide feedback and ensure the community values are considered and help inform quality outcomes for the Foreshore.


  • A detailed analysis of Toronto Foreshore’s character and connectivity has been released to the public to shed more light on Lake Macquarie City Council’s proposed vision for the lakeside precinct.

    about 1 month ago
    Torontotile

    A detailed analysis of Toronto Foreshore’s character and connectivity has been released to the public to shed more light on Lake Macquarie City Council’s proposed vision for the lakeside precinct.

    The independently compiled Draft Urban Design Analysis provides key information that will be used to guide the precinct’s future.

    Council’s Principal Projects Officer Bohdan Laforest said the analysis outlined the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the foreshore area, its buildings, topography and vegetation and its connectivity to surrounding streets.

    “The Draft Urban Design Analysis, together with feedback received during phase one of our community consultation last year, will inform...

    A detailed analysis of Toronto Foreshore’s character and connectivity has been released to the public to shed more light on Lake Macquarie City Council’s proposed vision for the lakeside precinct.

    The independently compiled Draft Urban Design Analysis provides key information that will be used to guide the precinct’s future.

    Council’s Principal Projects Officer Bohdan Laforest said the analysis outlined the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the foreshore area, its buildings, topography and vegetation and its connectivity to surrounding streets.

    “The Draft Urban Design Analysis, together with feedback received during phase one of our community consultation last year, will inform initial concepts for our Toronto Foreshore Master Plan,” Mr Laforest said.

    “We will be seeking input from the community later this year to help develop concept designs for the foreshore, and how it will relate to the adjoining proposed mix-use development.”

    Another report has also been released following community requests: a preliminary Environmental Constraints Study.

    Mr Laforest said the report compiled in 2017 was part of an initial feasibility study for the proposed development, but no longer accurately reflects the options under investigation.

    “Further analysis and community feedback has indicated that options raised in the Environmental Constraints Study were not appropriate solutions,” Mr Laforest said.

    “However, Council is releasing the document to maintain transparency and to provide further background on the process of creating our Toronto Foreshore Master Plan.”

    The 2019 Draft Urban Design Analysis and 2017 Environmental Constraints Study are both available for download from shape.lakemac.com.au/future-toronto.
  • Have your say on the future Toronto Foreshore

    10 months ago
    Torontotile

    Council is seeking ideas from the community to help transform the Toronto Foreshore into an attractive new community, tourist and lifestyle destination.

    The first phase of community consultation for the Toronto Foreshore Master Plan opens today.

    Manager Integrated Planning, Wes Hain, said Council wants to make the Toronto Foreshore a more inviting place for people by improving access and amenities and creating enticing destination points along the waterfront precinct fromGoffet Park to Bath Street.

    “This initial round of consultation is the first of a number of opportunities the community will have to tell us what sort of recreational infrastructure, amenities...

    Council is seeking ideas from the community to help transform the Toronto Foreshore into an attractive new community, tourist and lifestyle destination.

    The first phase of community consultation for the Toronto Foreshore Master Plan opens today.

    Manager Integrated Planning, Wes Hain, said Council wants to make the Toronto Foreshore a more inviting place for people by improving access and amenities and creating enticing destination points along the waterfront precinct fromGoffet Park to Bath Street.

    “This initial round of consultation is the first of a number of opportunities the community will have to tell us what sort of recreational infrastructure, amenities and environment they would like to see on the Toronto Foreshore,” Mr Hain said.

    “We are looking to revitalise underused areas of waterfront space, enhancing public access and amenities all along the extended foreshore precinct.

    “This is a great opportunity to realise the potential of one of our City’s most picturesque town centres and waterfront areas.”

    The Toronto Foreshore was identified as a priority for improvement in the Toronto Development Contributions Plan. Council has about $9 million in developer contributions to contribute to the project.

    As part of the consultation, the community will also have the chance to have a say on how the mixed-use commercial development proposed for a vacant site at 4 Bath Street and 1B Victory Row integrates with the foreshore precinct.

    Council determined in April to moved forward with the preparation of a design and development application for a medium-density building comprising a mix of residential, tourist and commercial space on the Council-owned Bath Street site.

    Community members can contribute ideas and comments on the Toronto Foreshore Master Plan online at shape.lakemac.com.au/future-toronto or by visiting one of the following drop-in sessions.

    • Wednesday 22 August - Toronto Town Square, 10am to noon.
    • Saturday 1 September - Toronto Farmers and Artisan Market, Toronto Foreshore, 9am to noon
    • Sunday 16 September - Toronto Lions Markets, Lions Park, Fennell Bay, 8am to 11am

    Consultation on the Toronto Foreshore Master Plan will remain open until 9am on Monday 24 September.