Aitken Place Park will be at the heart of Toronto’s East Bayfront Community – currently being transformed from an underutilized industrial brownfield into a vibrant waterfront neighborhood. Flanked by the residential development to the west and the commercial buildings to the north, the park’s water’s edge location presents a unique opportunity to create a destination that invites local residents, tourists, and visitors to enjoy and engage with the Lake, throughout every season.
Through extensive and on-going consultations with local residents, community groups, private and public stakeholders, Aitken Place is being designed to offer amenities which engage the community, reflect the heritage of the site, and provide a safe and enjoyable opportunity to connect with nature within a dynamic urban setting.
Aitken Place Park will be a cocoon nestled in a lushly-planted frame where one can be both apart and connected. We have shaped an iconic knoll whose topography will draw upon our natural instinct to ascend, to perch, to peer, and to play in this unique open space retreat overlooking the lake.
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A diagram of pedestrian flows t...