DTAH is part of a collaborative team to design and implement the infrastructure, streets, and integrated public realm that will support future city-building initiatives within Toronto’s Port Lands. The project will transform major sections of Cherry and Commissioners Streets and the Don Roadway. Compared to a typical Toronto street, these new streets will dedicate more space for pedestrians, cyclists and transit and provide much more green space. Naturalized spaces will contribute more than just beauty to these streets. Prioritizing green infrastructure such as bioretention planters and green medians will help manage stormwater and improve survivability rates for urban street trees. It will also create better connections for urban wildlife, which affects the health of the entire city.
The Port Lands Flood Protection and Enabling Infrastructure (PLFPEI): Roads and Municipal Infrastucture project will play a major role in providing crucial flood protection, creating the new Villiers Island, and unlocking over 800 acres of development land – setting the foundation for a highly sustainable mixed-use community with access to great parks and open spaces along the reconfigured, re-naturalized mouth of the Don River.
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