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