The winning plans by a team of three firms for an international call to redesign Toronto’s Jack Layton Ferry Terminal on Lake Ontario have been released.
The design by Dutch landscape architecture firm West 8, KPMB Architects, and Ken Greenberg Consultants were described by Canadian architecture critic Christopher Hume as “not the most exciting entry, but it was the most elegant and practical,” in his piece in the Toronto Star.
According to the renderings released, the winning submission features a spacious complex under a green roof. Hume believes the space will attract people, even those uninterested in riding the ferry, making the dock “a destination in its own right.”
“This is an important place,” downtown Toronto’s councilwoman Pam McConnell told the Star. “It shouldn’t be a barn. It’s the second-most visited place in Toronto. It gets more visitors than the Art Gallery of Ontario or the Royal Ontario Museum.”
For Christopher Hume’s full review, head over to the Toronto Star.