"Toronto's waterfront parks are a vital part of our green space infrastructure," reads a statement issued by Mayor John Tory. "I look forward to seeing the creative and cutting-edge vision these teams will bring to the competition."
The five shortlisted teams for each park are, alphabetically:
· Claude Cormier et Associés (Montreal)
· Hapa Collaborative (Vancouver)
· PUBLIC CITY Architecture (Toronto)
· SCAPE Landscape Architecture (New York)
Final designs are set to be selected later in 2018. Construction of the York Street park would commence next year, and Rees Street park would follow in 2020.
We will return with updates as further details on these spaces are released. Want to get involved in the discussion? Visit the associated linked Forum pages for the York Street and Rees Street parks, or leave a comment in the space provided below.