Toronto’s industrial past is clearly evident along our rail corridors. Much of the formerly industrial land bordering the central downtown rail corridor has been reclaimed for residential, commercial, and recreational space over the past few decades, but key pockets remain ripe for intensification.

Garrison Point will bring major redevelopment to the Ordnance Triangle, a property located just to the east of Liberty Village on land bordered by Strachan Avenue to the west, and the converging CP/GO Transit Georgetown rail line and CN/GO Transit Lakeshore rail line to the north and south.

Garrison Point, Cityzen, Diamond Group, Fernbrook, Hariri Pontarini, bKLRendering of Garrison Point

Led by Cityzen Development GroupDiamond Corp and Fernbrook Homes, the redevelopment proposes five towers rising to heights of 23, 27, 29, 32 and 49 storeys. Four of the sculpted towers are Hariri Pontarini Architects while the design for the fifth comes from Chicago-based bKL Architecture. The development will eventually add 1,738 condominiums if the phases all proceed as currently envisioned.

Garrison Point, Cityzen, Diamond Group, Fernbrook, Hariri Pontarini, bKLRendering of Garrison Point

A key feature of Garrison Point is its pedestrian promenade leading into a brand new wedge-shaped 3.9 acre public park designed by acclaimed landscape architects Claude Cormier + Assoc. The park will be the mid-point on the twin-spans of the Fort York Pedestrian Bridge and is also proposed to feature an Olympic-sized swimming pool at the east point, a spot with an amazing view of Toronto's skyscraping core.

Garrison Point, Cityzen, Diamond Group, Fernbrook, Hariri Pontarini, bKLSite plan of Garrison Point and its proposed park

Garrison Point in the foreground with the Toronto Skyline behind, image courtesyGarrison Point in the foreground with the Toronto Skyline behind, image courtesy of Diamond Corp

The project is now launching, with a public opening soon.  Interested parties have the chance to win a 2013 Vespa S50 SE 50 cc sport edition simply by registering at GarrisonPoint.ca and following the development on Twitter @ThePointTO, then attending Garrison Point’s preview opening event on Saturday February 22nd at the Garrison Point Sales Centre anytime from 10-2pm. Once there, you can post a photo of you and the Vespa to Instagram or Twitter using hashtag #GPVespa for the chance to win. Secondary prizes will include $100 gift cards to five Liberty Village businesses; West Elm, SCHOOL restaurant, Mildreds Temple Kitchen, Bar Vespa and William's Landing

Garrison Point, Cityzen, Diamond Group, Fernbrook, Hariri Pontarini, bKL

Additional information and over 30 renderings can be found in our Garrison Point dataBase file, linked below. Want to get involved in the discussion? Check out the associated Forum threads, or voice your opinion in the comments section provided at the bottom of this page.