First Parliament Project
The First Parliament site is located in downtown Toronto at the intersection of Front and Parliament Streets. It is a full city block, bounded on the west by Berkeley Street and on the south by Parliament Square Park. This area is historically significant, representing the political, social and industrial forces that helped shape the city.
In 2012, the City of Toronto acquired the site to recognize its history and to support the changing needs of the community. The surrounding community has grown in recent years. There is a new population of residents and office workers, and visitors are attracted to the area’s history and historic buildings.
This project examines how the site can best be developed in order to tell important stories from its past and how to best serve the community.