Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Athletes’ Village
DTAH is a key consultant in the Planning, Design and Compliance (PDC) team of HOK | Montgomery Sisam | DTAH | Quadrangle Architects, who collaborated to develop output specifications and preliminary design documents for the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Athletes’ Village. These documents form the guidelines and performance requirements within which the successful bidder’s team works to prepare the overall design.
Infrastructure Ontario, Waterfront Toronto and Ontario Realty Corporation are working with Toronto 2015 to develop a design for the Athletes’ Village that will house 8,000 athletes and officials, and is targeting LEED Gold certification. After the Games, the area will become a predominantly residential neighbourhood including affordable housing.
The original vision for this neighbourhood is outlined in the West Don Lands Precinct Plan, which was developed in 2004 by Urban Design Associates (UDA) of Pittsburgh, and included DTAH as public space and local urban design consultant. DTAH later collaborated with UDA on the accompanying 2006 Block Plan and Design Guidelines. In 2007, DTAH led the Cherry Street Charrette and was part of the West Don Lands Transit EA team.