Nathan Phillips SquareYesterday, the proposal by Plant Architect & Shore Tilbe Irwin was selected for the redesign for Nathan Phillips Square. Overall, I like what I see, and I'm encouraged by the fact that it was designed to be phased in, allowing us to build a little at a time, rather than all or nothing. However, I noticed that none of the finalists had proposed anything bold or radical. Sometimes we need a radical public works project to instill civic pride. Here's some images of the winning submission, from the City of Toronto website.
The Queen Street forecourt of the restaurant
The New Peace Garden
The theatre terrace and skate pavilion
Ariel view at night
You can read more about this project at Spacing Wire
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