by Christina Mogk, MeCC Interiors
After countless years of talking about waterfront revitalization, the city of Toronto has been announcing a steady flow of both completed improvements and approved projects that are moving forward. One of the latest is Bayside – a four (4) hectare development of currently derelict land located east of the downtown core along the waterfront.
The award-winning design, presented by Cesar Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, will become a mixed use neighbourhood with approximately 1,700 homes and both offices (for an estimated 2,400 people) and entertainment venues.
Waterfront Toronto, who is helping to spearhead the long needed beautification of the city’s Lake Ontario waterfront, expects the groundbreaking in 2012 and initial occupancy in 2014. This, of course, is pending the October 13 meeting and approval of the Design Review Panel.