Fort York Boulevard
DTAH were the primary authors of the Fort York Neighbourhood Public Realm Plan, a comprehensive set of guidelines that outline the principles and overall vision for public spaces in the emerging neighbourhood.
Fort York Boulevard was the first new street, designed to enhance the visibility and public presence of the historic fort. Streetscape elements within the right-of-way control views of the fort, identify the street and provide pedestrian comfort. The territory between the street and the fort is redeveloped as the Archaeological Landscape that reveals the heritage of the district and facilitates public engagement in ongoing archaeological research.
A metal-clad retaining wall, the Drum, encloses a public stair connecting Bathurst Street with the Archaeological Landscape below. Text on the drum identifies Fort York and sets out landmark events in the military and industrial history of the area, which dates from the earliest days of the city.