Site Selection: As available fresh water diminishes as a precious commodity, maintaining the purity of its sources becomes imperative. Many cities along the Great Lakes’ coasts pollute this global resource [Great Lakes Basin contains 20% of the world’s fresh water supply], including the city of Toronto. In an effort to assist in counteracting the current detriment, this urban proposal is sited where it can help cleanse Lake Ontario’s largest tributary at its point of impact: the mouth of the Don River.
Currently a nearly-barren industrial zone, the chosen site provides ample space for redirecting the mouth of the river to flow more naturally into Lake Ontario, eliminating the debris build-up that currently occurs while also minimizing the extent of demolition required to construct the new community.
Selected by the city as one of the potential sites for future redevelopment, access to the downtown core is readily available by public and personal transit: an amenity reinforced by views of the core from the site’s waterfront.