News   Oct 17, 2019
 449     2 
News   Oct 17, 2019
 747     3 
News   Oct 17, 2019
 2.8K     5 

East Bayfront: Aitken Place Park | ?m | ?s | Waterfront Toronto

allabootmatt

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
May 13, 2007
Messages
1,435
Reaction score
167
I guess it isn't a good sign that even developer fantasy-renderings are no longer showing the East Bayfront LRT.
 

interchange42

Administrator
Staff member
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 23, 2007
Messages
22,421
Reaction score
17,348
Location
by the Humber
Are you talking about the renderings on the previous page? Because if you are…

1) They're not from a private developer.

2) Fantasy isn't the right word - concept would be.

3) The park doesn't reach Queens Quay on the north end, so no wonder there's no East Bayfront LRT pictured.

42
 

rdaner

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 25, 2007
Messages
1,201
Reaction score
235
Just a heads up that this is coming in front of the Design and Review Panel on Wednesday at 10:00.

Aitken Place Park
Schematic Design
Thomas Balsley, Thomas Balsley Associates
Scott Torrance, Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc
 

drum118

Superstar
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 24, 2007
Messages
14,220
Reaction score
6,608
Location
Mississauga, where cars rule city growth
I and few member are concern about the run off from the corten for the shelter as well a few other areas.

The play area is aim at children under 5 since Sherbourne Park is next door for the older kids.

Various types of chairs and benches will be use. Looking at having swivel chairs over looking the dog run and a few other spots.

5% slope for the hill and walkway that will have running water down it.

Late July is now when the public will get a chance to comment on this park, with construction slated for next year.

The park name will go on the wall at the south end along with the history for the park name as well feature of what Toronto look like in the 1700 & 1800's compare to what there now.

Vehicle access was raised at the last meeting and only on the east side, depending on what built there.

The road and sidewalk are at the same level as the park on the north side.
 

drum118

Superstar
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 24, 2007
Messages
14,220
Reaction score
6,608
Location
Mississauga, where cars rule city growth
Public Meeting Details

Date: Thursday, July 9, 2015

Time: Drop-in and View Displays 6:00 to 6:30p.m. Presentation and Question and Answer Session 6:30 to 8:00p.m.

Location: 20 Bay Street, Suite 1310. For access to the building please use the main entrance on the west side of Bay Street, in between Queens Quay and Harbour Street.

Transit: From Union Station take the 509 Harbourfront or the 510 Spadina streetcar to the Queens Quay/Ferry Docks stop. Alternately, take the 6 Bay bus southbound from the corner of Front and Bay to the Bay and Queens Quay stop. For access to the building please use the main entrance on the west side of Bay Street, in between Queens Quay and Harbour Street.

Parking: Paid parking is available nearby both on Bay Street and on Queens Quay. There are paid parking lots 1 block north at Lake Shore and Bay, 1 block north on Bay Street on the northwest side of Harbour Street and York, and 1 block east opposite Toronto Star building.

Accessibility: The 509 Harbourfront and 510 Spadina streetcar stop to Queens Quay/Ferry Docks is located underground and has 46 stairs to street level. We regret that the elevator in the station is currently out of service. The nearest barrier-free transit stop for the 509 Harbourfront and 510 Spadina streetcars is York/Queens Quay. The 6 Bay bus provides accessible service and stops at Bay and Harbour Street. We recommend using the main entrance on the west side of Bay Street, in between Queens Quay and Harbour Street to enter the building.

We look forward to seeing everyone there.
 

interchange42

Administrator
Staff member
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 23, 2007
Messages
22,421
Reaction score
17,348
Location
by the Humber
I don't know, but I would not be surprised if it remained closed until Merchants' Wharf opened (which won't likely happen until the first occupancies at Aqualina I am guessing).

42
 

Tuscani01

Senior Member
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 22, 2007
Messages
5,145
Reaction score
1,383
The proposed water feature (water table on a stone slab) is going to be a total kids magnet.

AoD
It would be great if its designed in a way that you would be able to put a toy into the water near the top of the park, and have it float down to the bottom of the water feature near the lake as you chase after it.

Of course, I mean, it would be great for me, but im sure kids would enjoy it too :)
 

AlvinofDiaspar

Moderator
Member Bio
Joined
Apr 22, 2007
Messages
26,064
Reaction score
13,013
Location
Toronto
It would be great if its designed in a way that you would be able to put a toy into the water near the top of the park, and have it float down to the bottom of the water feature near the lake as you chase after it.

Of course, I mean, it would be great for me, but im sure kids would enjoy it too :)
I think we might need a supply of rubber ducks :D

AoD
 
Top