GTA Construction Report staff writer
Construction is set to begin on the first phase of the new urban park and waterfront trail at Ontario Place.
Urbacon was selected by Infrastructure Ontario to complete the project, which will have two phases. The project, which includes park and trail, is designed to provide public access to a section of Toronto’s waterfront for the first time in more than 40 years.
Construction on the project will take place in two stages, beginning with the removal of the existing parking lot, site preparation, shoreline repairs and underground infrastructure this winter. The park and trail design proposes a transformation of a 7.5 acre portion of the East Island into a naturalized green refuge. The project will link to an expansive waterfront trail system that includes parts of the Trans Canada Trail Ontario route and the Martin Goodman Trail.
Urbacon will also be responsible for competitively tendering the second stage of the work, which will include the construction of the park and its surface-level amenities.
Financial terms were not disclosed.