Jerry van Eyck, while a principal at West 8, organized and coordinated the multi-disciplinary team that won the Toronto Central Waterfront Innovative Design Competition. The fundamental objective of the project was to create a coherent plan for linking isolated development parcels to a continuous waterfront corridor and fostering an overall reconnection with Downtown Toronto. The result was a network of public spaces along Lake Ontario that would spur economic development and connect the community to this new waterfront area.
The award-winning multi-component urban design project includes a system of boardwalks, a streetscape design, and bridges. A series of spectacular waterfront spaces conceived as “wave-decks” constructed at the heads of seven different slips frame unique views and provide distinct experiences with both the Lake and City. The Master Plan included the design and reconstruction of Queen’s Quay Boulevard and a system of water storage tanks that collect and filter stormwater from the neighborhood.
Following Jerry van Eyck’s initial involvement, his former firm West 8 took the project into the final design and construction stages.
West 8 (with Jerry van Eyck), DTAH (landscape architect of record), Arup (engineer), Hallsall Associates, Schollen & Company, Mulvey+ Banani, David Dennis Design
Award of Excellence, Toronto City Planning (2007), National Merit Award, CSLA (2014), Honor Award, ASLA (2009), National Merit Award, CSLA (2009), Award of Excellence, Toronto Urban Design Awards (2009), Award of Excellence, Ontario Builders Awards (2009), Design Award Nominee, Brit Insurance (2009)