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Waterlink at Pier 27 
Queens Quay & Yonge St., Toronto
Developer: Cityzen Development Group, Fernbrook Homes


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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.

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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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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.