Waterfront Toronto has revealed the entries from each of the five teams competing to design the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal redevelopment at the foot of Bay Street. The current terminal is considered aesthetically and programatically inadequate for its purpose and prominent location as the gateway to the Toronto Islands, or to the city itself.

The shortlisted teams include prominent Toronto architects, landscape architects, and planning firms, along with high-profile firms from across North America and Europe and were chosen from among 33 design teams who submitted proposals outlining their qualifications in November and December 2014. Waterfront Toronto and City of Toronto staff reviewed the qualifications. The process to find the top five teams was overseen by an independent fairness advisor.

The designs can be viewed as of now until Friday, March 20 at 5 PM in the Toronto City Hall Rotunda, or online here, or soon in UrbanToronto's dataBase file for the project. Watch for the file to go live at the bottom of the article later this evening. Waterfront Toronto is soliciting public input on the five designs, either at a meeting this evening at City Hall between 6 and 8 PM, or afterwards online at the link above.

Here's a look at one image from each of the competing entries:

Clement Blanchet Architecture (Paris) + Batlle│Roig (Barcelona) + RVTR (Toronto and Ann Arbor), Scott Torrance Landscape Architect (Toronto)

Image courtesy of Clement Blanchet Architecture, Batlle│Roig, RVTR, and Scott Torrance landscape Architect

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro (New York City), architectsAlliance (Toronto), Hood Design (Oakland)

Image courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, architectsAlliance, Hood Design

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KPMB Architects (Toronto), West 8 (Rotterdam), Greenberg Consultants (Toronto)

Image courtesy of KPMB Architects, West 8, Greenberg Consultants

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Quadrangle Architects (Toronto), aLLDesign (London), Janet Rosenberg & Studio (Toronto)

Image courtesy of Quadrangle Architects, aLLDesign, Janet Rosenberg & Studio

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Stoss Landscape Urbanism (Boston), nARCHITECTS (New York City), ZAS Architects (Toronto)

Image courtesy of Stoss Landscape Urbanism, nARCHITECTS, ZAS Architects

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Don't let us know what you think… yet! We will be back with a much more thorough look at the competition entries tomorrow.
Related Companies:  urbanMetrics inc., Waterfront Toronto