Martin Goodman Trail and Waterfront Promenade

This project involved improvements to the Martin Goodman Trail west of Ontario Place to approximately Jameson Avenue.  It was the first construction project undertaken by Waterfront Toronto.  It included:
closing and demolishing a city street along the waterfront for trails and parkland development
approximately 2 kilometres of high-capacity asphalt trail, including a primary waterfront promenade and a bypass trail
a 700-metre long promenade that includes a wide pedestrian area and elevated boardwalk
a large viewing platform at trail level, and cantilevered partially over the water
a seating and gathering area
extensive perennial and shade tree plantings
With a relatively modest budget and a lot of actual ground to cover, our team provided a design that transformed a significantly run-down part of the waterfront into a high-quality amenity that also functions very well as a high-quality active transportation corridor.
This project received a Regional Award of Merit from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects [CSLA] in 2011