As part of the Strategic Plan for 2009-2012, the Exhibition Place Board of Governors established a goal of developing a master plan for Festival Plaza as part of a broader desire to, “enhance our public assets by addressing infrastructure deficits.” The master plan is intended to present a vision and preferred direction for Festival Plaza that adheres to the Board of Governors’ environmental mandate, particularly with respect to parkland and green space and rainwater management. After several interviews with key stakeholders, the team hosted a two-day workshop and charrette with attendees from a variety of different organizations and stakeholders.
The final master plan illustrates a renewed public space on Toronto’s waterfront; one that incorporates an underground electrical servicing grid and permeable paving for state-of-the-art stormwater capture and management. The master plan also envisions a future connection to Ontario Place that unites these two outstanding public spaces into a unified and well connected waterfront asset.
We are currently developing a Strategic Plan for the Exhibition Place Board of Governors.
Urban Strategies is providing urban planning expertise related to master planning, policy, and the regulatory framework.