Waterfront Toronto announced the winning team for the Lower Don Lands Design Competition, and TSH is proud to be part of it.

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Waterfront Toronto has announced the winning team for the Lower Don Lands Design Competition, and TSH is proud to be part it. TSH will supply infrastructure engineering services for the winning team that is being led by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. (MVVA). The infrastructure design services will include civil, structural and marine engineering.

Civil engineering work by TSH will encompass road design, stormwater management, and the utility and services design including water distribution systems, sanitary sewage collection systems, pumping stations and storm sewage collection and treatment systems. The Civil engineering work will also include extensive planning and co-ordination for the implementation of telecommunication systems, broadband systems, intelligent community data systems, electrical distribution networks, the district energy distribution systems and the provision for a future vacuum waste collection system. The Civil engineering design will be completed in accordance with the Waterfront Toronto Sustainability Objectives and Targets for the 11 themes of the Waterfront Sustainability Framework, the City of Toronto Wet Weather Flow Management Guidelines and other agency criteria and guidelines.

TSH structural design will include the replacement of the Cherry Street Bridge under the railway tracks, Lakeshore bridges over Don river (under the Gardiner Expressway), and three pedestrian and bicycle tunnels that will pass under the railway and be developed without interrupting railway or road traffic operations. The re-configuring of the Gardiner Expressway supporting columns to accommodate the realignment of Lakeshore Blvd. will also be addressed by TSH.

TSH will also participate in the hydraulic design that will address the naturally occurring flooding of the Don River.

This exciting Lower Don Lands project will transform an important part of Toronto that has been long neglected. This design addresses the Waterfront's key objectives for the area. It will naturalize the Don River and create a comprehensive plan for addressing urban design, transportation, naturalization, sustainability and other ecological issues of the area. The Waterfront has a mission to put Toronto at the forefront of global cities in the 21st century, and this design will help to fulfill this ambition.

The MVVA team also includes Greenberg Consultants, Inc., Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg, Behnisch Architects, Limno-Tech, Inc., Applied Ecological Services, Great Eastern Ecology, Transsolar, RFR Engineering, and Arup.

For more information on the Lower Don Lands, please visit www.waterfrontoronto.ca.

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