Project Summary


  1. Low growing, hardy and ornamental planting acts to visually soften the built form, and partly screen the road from the pedestrian space in front of the building. Planting set in mulch, with appropriately selected and spaced deciduous specimen trees.
  2. Passive zone for cafe seating and the like (if not required by retail this would become unstructured public space).
  3. 3m width active zone, clear of obstacles to allow unimpeded travel. Definition in the ground plane for both the active and passive zones to feature patterned unit stone paving, reminiscent of ripples on the water.
  4. Lakeshore Road multimodal lane (existing)
  5. Paved threshold between kerb and planter to limit plant trampling in the event of jaywalking occuring (while not promoting crossing)
  6. Catenary lighting and/or public art, designed to give a feeling of enclosure and interest to the central space. Wire connections mounted on building and kerbside light poles.
  7. Irregularly spaced paving bands inscribed with either public art or locally appropriate text - details, including paving mix.
  8. Pole lighting, continuation of that existing south of the site on Lakeshore Road, featuring mixed height luminaires (vehicle and pedestrian scale)
  9. Pedestrian/shopper meeting points. Feature ground plane interest (possibly cor-ten), backed seating and/or public art (possible continuation of inscribed text). Located so as to be out of the direction of travel
  10. Split face stone shoreline reinforces break between active and passive zones, and becomes shoreline along building line.
  11. Multiple pocket parklets in nodes around the site, promoting vibrancy and activity within the community.
  12. Cafe and restaurant patio spaces to add to the dynamism of the public realm.
  13. Fascieux Creek restoration is part of the community contribution from the developer and in conjunction with the City Parks Planner will become a public park and natural refuge within the neighbourhood.