The City of Toronto, the Waterfront Secretariat and Waterfront Toronto are undertaking the design of a new community centre to be located within the base of a mixed-use high rise development with two towers (19 and 16 storeys), situated at the base of Parliament Street. The condominium is known as The Waves at Bayside. The community recreation centre was contemplated as part of the original East Bayfront Precinct Plan.

This new community recreation centre is an integral part of the Hines Tridel Bayside Toronto condominium development. The site includes several mixed-use high rise condominiums, a park and an affordable housing apartment building.

Vision

To create a community recreational facility in a high-density urban neighbourhood embedded in the community.

Site

  • Located at the base of Parliament Street
  • Community centre (located on the ground floor) faces the Parliament Slip and Waterfront promenade on the east side

The recreation program includes:

  • a gymnasium component
    • double gym with mezzanine running track
    • bleacher seating
    • storage
    • gender-neutral washrooms and lockers
  • a multi-purpose component
    • activity rooms
    • multi-purpose rooms
    • dance studio
    • storage
  • a public/administrative support component
    • community kitchen
    • washrooms
    • lobby/reception
    • staff room
    • administrative workspace
    • recycling/custodial space
    • maintenance office
    • mechanical/electrical space

Consultant Team

  • Architect: Perkins + Will Architects
  • Mechanical/ Electrical Engineers: MCW Consultants
  • Sustainability: EQ Building Performance

  • Design/Contract Documentation: third quarter 2018 to fourth quarter 2019
  • Community Consultation: April 10, 2019
  • Waterfront Design Review Panel: Issues Identification Presentation on September 26, 2018
  • Construction start:
    • Full building: second quarter 2019
    • Community Centre Fit-Up: fourth quarter 2020
  • Construction complete: fourth quarter 2023

Past Consultations

April 10, 2019

Download the presentation.

This event was facilitated by the City of Toronto, the Waterfront Secretariat and Waterfront Toronto. Perkins + Will, in consultation with the City and Waterfront Toronto, prepared a presentation for the event. During the meeting participants:

  • learned more about the new community centre through information boards and a presentation by the architects
  • shared information with the project team about  experiences and knowledge of the recreation needs of the neighbourhood
  • participated in a Q&A to share thoughts and ideas for the new community centre