Toronto Waterlink at Pier 27 | 43.89m | 14s | Cityzen | a—A

Or even better, maybe a photo-realistic but witty/surrealist mural of the promenade extending past Redpath to Jarvis slip. Something akin to the Besant mural at Gooderham/Flatiron building.

AoD

Maybe cover that wall in mirror, that would create a neat effect of the promenade going on forever rather than just a dead end.

I love both of these ideas.
 
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love the artwork
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The "roses" with grass growing (but no fountain working yet):

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Yesterday (summer solstice). Fountain still not on. Few people around, but some lovely views. I hope this area gets more animated once the Captain John's Park is finished.

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The public art at Waterlink—Whirlpool Field Manoeuvres for Pier 27—was dedicated on Wednesday, with artist Alice Aycock hosted by Citizen. We have a full story up on the front page that gets into what it's all about, but here are 15 more pics that didn't make the front page cut:

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I'm not a fan of how it deadens a large amount of central waterfront land. The blocks that this project occupies lack vibrancy and a destination factor. I wouldn't mind a residential enclave if it were on the edge of the downtown waterfront area, but it's a central site near Yonge Street. There are no animating features at the water's edge like restaurants or galleries.
 
Retail particularly restaurants and galleries wouldn't have a good chance of surviving any winter season. It's on the edge of Harbourfront Centre with several slips in between that force people back to Queens Quay. I understand the developer not putting retail here and there's nothing worse to look at than empty storefronts. What is unfortunate is that a long continuous block of live/work wasn't built along the promenade instead of the glass partitions separating private from public space.
 
With the number of residents about to live in the immediate vicinity (1 Yonge, LCBO lands), I'm not sure I agree with the above assessment.
 
It's still off the beaten path from those development that also include large interconnected retail bases. I'm of the demographic to go to an amazing restaurant on a windswept, icy promenade and I would never choose to live in either of these developments.

There's a chance when they actually get around to bridging the slips but, as is, it's possibly the worst investment you could make to open a restaurant here. The future park isn't an attraction either as one is also planned across Queens Quay.
 
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Nice building, hate the 'art'. It's not my cup of tea. If it at least looked good I'd give it a pass, but it doesn't.
 
I'm not a fan of how it deadens a large amount of central waterfront land. The blocks that this project occupies lack vibrancy and a destination factor. I wouldn't mind a residential enclave if it were on the edge of the downtown waterfront area, but it's a central site near Yonge Street. There are no animating features at the water's edge like restaurants or galleries.
I agree! This is right at the foot of Yonge Street so it is a central as you can get on the waterfront and in the coming years, this area will be dense with many people, so it's a huge missed opportunity to not use this area in a much more prominant, animated way. It's a rather dull area as it is now, with few people enjoying the public space.
 

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