As part of the Bathurst Quay Neighbourhood Plan, a multi-phase project to revitalize the Bathurst Quay community, a new approximate 4,000 square metre (1 acre) park is coming to the historic Canada Malting Co. property located at 3 Eireann Quay. The new park will include seating areas by the water with lush plants and landscaping, a multi-purpose plaza that can accommodate special events and cultural programming, and architectural accent lighting to illuminate the historic Canada Malting silos during the evening.

The construction of this new park is a critical part of a larger plan to transform the under-utilized space into an attractive and animated destination for waterfront residents and guests, and to create a welcoming gateway into the downtown core for visitors to Toronto arriving from the adjacent Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

  • March 2021: Hire a design team
  • Spring 2021 to Spring 2022: Community engagement
  • Summer 2022: Design development
  • Fall 2022 to Winter 2022: Detailed design
  • Winter 2022: Hire a construction team
  • Spring 2023: Construction starts
  • Fall 2024: Construction complete

The timeline is subject to change.

2021

Community Engagement

This project had a robust community engagement process that involved regular meetings with a Waterfront Stakeholder Advisory Committee and a Technical Advisory Committee. The project team held meetings and events with the community, local neighbourhood association, and key stakeholders which resulted in important feedback that informed the park design.

On June 16, 2021, a virtual public meeting took place to present the proposed conceptual park design and collect feedback from the community and stakeholders. Key feedback collected at this meeting included:

  • Diverse seating options for the new park
  • More seating areas with shade
  • Simplifying the park layout
  • Removing the fixed stage to accommodate a more flexible pop-up performance space
  • An enhanced relationship to the existing Ireland Park
  • Addition of a water fountain and bottle-filling station