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East Bayfront: Overview thread for Park/Bay/Dock/Quayside (SidewalkToronto) neighbourhoods

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Some cool conceptual visualizations on the Sidewalk TO site: https://sidewalktoronto.ca/#documents

Housing Vision:
Sidewalk Labs - Housing Vision.jpg


Mixed-use vision:
Sidewalk Labs - Mixed-Use Vision.jpg


Sustainability vision:
Sidewalk Labs - Sustainability Vision.jpg


Mobility vision:
Sidewalk Labs - Mobility Vision.jpg


+ a couple more that I was too lazy to resize, but download the zip at the link above if you're interested!
 

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That is basically a Disney-style Utilidor. Very cool stuff.
A bit more detail from the RFP submission:
Waste and water. Sidewalk sees a similar opportunity for district-scale solutions for both solid waste and water. While the Quayside Draft Vision Document has identified a vacuum system as a promising solution, Sidewalk sees even greater benefit in using industrial robots to move solid waste to a central point through utility channels. By putting waste into standardized containers that robots can move, neighbourhoods can adhere to the current three-bin approach (organics, recyclables, and landfill) while accommodating any change in the sorting regime. In Quayside, an anaerobic digester at the central point will consume the neighbourhood’s organic waste, while landfill and recyclables will likely be shipped offsite. At the scale of the Eastern Waterfront, Sidewalk will seek an onsite material recovery facility for the remainder.
 

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Some cool conceptual visualizations on the Sidewalk TO site: https://sidewalktoronto.ca/#documents

Mobility vision:
View attachment 124380

+ a couple more that I was too lazy to resize, but download the zip at the link above if you're interested!
Oh look, the gondola make an appearance!

In Quayside, an anaerobic digester at the central point will consume the neighbourhood’s organic waste, while landfill and recyclables will likely be shipped offsite.
Sounds like a possible use for the Victory Soya Mills silos.

On another note - Town Hall on November 1st.

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Oh look, the gondola make an appearance!
That may have been some artistic licence on the part of the illustrator, as I haven't yet found any mention of it in the transportation section of the RFP. Though it does mention extending the 514 and 501 (?) into Quayside, plus heated sidewalks, retractable canopies for weather protection, and self-driving cars, of course.
 

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That may have been some artistic licence on the part of the illustrator, as I haven't yet found any mention of it in the transportation section of the RFP. Though it does mention extending the 514 and 501 (?) into Quayside, plus heated sidewalks, retractable canopies for weather protection, and self-driving cars, of course.
Of course, the conceptual images are exactly that and I am not inclined to take them overly seriously.

Don't forget the LRTs that don't need overhead wires
That can be done.

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Note on cooperation with adjacent landholders:
THE ROLE OF QUAYSIDE AS A TESTBED for innovation will be further enhanced if the Waterfront Toronto-controlled parcels are planned in concert with the adjacent sites owned by the Great Gulf Corporation and the 3C development consortium. Given the benefits that could result from the larger scale and a coordinated approach, Sidewalk’s evaluation of the Quayside opportunity has included consideration of the broader Quayside neighbourhood.

Preliminary contact with both parties has been encouraging, and Sidewalk hopes that an initial priority will be to formally engage both in a collaborative planning process. Sidewalk’s assessment of the Quayside neighbourhood has been based on an understanding that any ideas for the broader area will require the participation and approval from other parties.

Expanding the project area from Waterfront Toronto’s 12 acres (assumed to include the two small private parcels adjacent to Parliament Slip that Waterfront Toronto has indicated will be included within its Quayside development plans) to the full 33 acres enables innovation within Quayside to expand from the building level to system and neighbourhood scale.
Potential uses for the Victory Soya Mills silos:
silos.jpg
 

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The WT news release mentions that Google will be moving its Canadian HQ here. If that's the case, it's pretty huge news and could create a significant arts and tech cluster in the area. We already have Artscape, OCAD and Georgebrown at Daniels. Add in the Waterfront Innovation Centre and Google to the existing organizations (Corus, Georgebrown) and there's a potent mix right there
 

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The WT news release mentions that Google will be moving its Canadian HQ here. If that's the case, it's pretty huge news and could create a significant arts and tech cluster in the area. We already have Artscape, OCAD and Georgebrown at Daniels. Add in the Waterfront Innovation Centre and Google to the existing organizations (Corus, Georgebrown) and there's a potent mix right there
Yep, and it is good timing for Amazon HQ2 discussion relative to the East Harbour site. The proposals are due on the 19th.

I would be slightly more cautious on this vision/proposal itself - it seeks to reinvent the notion of a city beyond some well honed, tried and true boundaries. Experiments are well and good - but they don't always work.

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Doesn't another private landholder own the LeafsTV building on the triangular part of land beside the Parliament Strip? And that sits right in the middle of the Quayside area?
 

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That may have been some artistic licence on the part of the illustrator, as I haven't yet found any mention of it in the transportation section of the RFP. Though it does mention extending the 514 and 501 (?) into Quayside, plus heated sidewalks, retractable canopies for weather protection, and self-driving cars, of course.
Those self-driving cars better be self-driving flying cars.
 
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