As part of the revitalization of Toronto’s waterfront, the Queens Quay construction spans from Yo Yo Ma Lane to just east of Bay Street. The project includes the construction of new enhanced sidewalks and the relocation of westbound and eastbound travel lanes north of the TTC Right of Way (ROW), which shifts slightly south to accommodate the travel lanes north of the ROW. On the south side, the existing travel lanes were transformed into a new public promenade with a double row of trees, Martin Goodman Trail and signature granite mosaic paving. The project also includes reconstruction, relocation and/or upgrade to Bell, Hydro and the Toronto Water plant. Extensive coordination with adjacent properties was required in order to install public realm improvements and to maintain access to the buildings and shops on the street.
The construction of Bay Street to Lower Jarvis Street of Queens Quay is tied to the extensive construction program required for the new LRT line which extends from Union Station underground in a tunnel along Queens Quay from Bay to Freeland Street, where it comes to grade through a new portal.
- The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) Brownie Award, Best Overall Project - Neighbourhood Scale, 2015
- Toronto Urban Design Award of Excellence, Category Large Spaces and/or Neighourhood Designs, 2017