Photo Credit: Thinc Design
Initial Research by: Zoe Goldman
Edited by: Samantha Miller & Nicole Brekelmans
Case study compiled in 2017
Project: Kingston Waterfront Masterplan
Type of Urban Strategy: Water
Type of Project: Master Plan / Waterfront revitalization
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Date Designed/Planned: 2014-2016
Construction Completed: Completion within 30 years
Designer: Thinc Design, Mehkah, Kelly & Associates Inc. MacIntosh Perry Consulting Engineers Ltd., Shoreplan Engineering Limited, Rogers Trainor Commercial Realty Inc., Cunningham, Swam, Carty Little & Bonham LLP.
The Kingston Waterfront Master Plan is a comprehensive plan that encompasses 280 km of Kingston's waterfront. Focusing on connections, access and enhancements, the plan carries across the entire 280 km with 138 improvement projects and recreational opportunities that cater to both rural and urban residents, as well as visitors to the area. The plan allows unobstructed access to Kingston’s waterfront, something that was not possible before due to private ownership and industrial uses.
The Kingston Waterfront Master Plan promotes connections to and with the water, while also ensuring protection for the existing terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. By Adapting and integrating the many existing plans, the Kingston Waterfront Master Plan will provide visitors with full access to the waterfront over the 108 km of urban waterfront, and access at key locations in the 172 km of rural waterfront.