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Waterfront Toronto – Light Rail Transit Extension, Cherry Street Portal

Providing road, track, and tunneling design for a transformative project

  • Toronto, Ontario

    Toronto, Ontario

Design that connects communities to the waterfront with improved access and public spaces

Waterfront Toronto is developing transformative infrastructure to reconnect Toronto’s downtown community with its waterfront. Their plans integrate urban ecology, active transportation, and place-making while creating flexibility in the street design. As part of the Waterfront East light rail transit (LRT) extension, Waterfront Toronto selected us, along with landscape architecture and urban design firm PUBLIC WORK, to design the Queens Quay East Extension, Cherry Street portal, and LRT expansion along Cherry Street and Commissioners Street.

We carried out design services for a new portal adjacent to Cherry Street that passes under the existing Union Station rail corridor connecting transit from Distillery Loop into the new Villiers Island. Our work? Civil, transportation, geotechnical, and environmental services—with arborists, archaeology, and heritage assessments and planning—and architecture. We also delivered water and wastewater services that included tunneling, costing, and embodied carbon.

Our design provides an inspiring connection that will furnish better waterfront access for people, increase mobility options, improve public space, and connections between the waterfront and surrounding neighborhoods.

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  • Waterfront Toronto
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Kenneth Poon, Senior Associate

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Kenneth Poon

Senior Associate

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