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Water's Edge Promenade
Toronto, Canada

  • project Water's Edge Promenade
  • architect West 8 urban design & landscape architecture
  • photographer Nicola Betts and courtesy of West 8 urban design & landscape architecture

Canada’s largest city, Toronto, is located on the north-west­ern bank of Lake Ontario. In the future, locals and vis­i­tors will be able to take a walk along a sec­tion of the lake­side, called Water’s Edge Prom­e­nade, which stretches for almost a kilo­me­ter. 30 meters of public space have risen along the East Bay bank, between the build­ings and the lake. The prom­e­nade con­sists of a 10 meter wide gran­ite mosaic floor and an 11 meter wide wooden pedes­trian bridge at a slightly lower level. In addi­tion there is a 9 meter wide pedes­tri­an­ized area between the build­ings and the walk­ways. A row of large trees lines each side of the prom­e­nade, cre­at­ing an alley­way pro­tect­ing pedes­tri­ans from sun and wind.

An inte­grated rain­wa­ter man­age­ment system col­lects and reuses rain­wa­ter and once dusk has fallen on Water’s Edge Prom­e­nade, Selux Olivio Sis­tema lumi­naires pro­vide opti­mal light­ing.

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