Sherbourne Common 

Toronto, Ontario

Photo Credit: PFS Studio

CASE STUDY

Initial Research by: Jiaqi Yi

Edited by: Samantha Miller & Nicole Brekelmans

Case study compiled in 2019

 

 

Project: Sherbourne Common

Type of Urban StrategyWater  

Type of ProjectPark / Community Engagement

LocationToronto, Ontario 

Date Designed/Planned: 2009

Construction Completed:  2011

Designer: PFS Studio 

 

Sherbourne Common is a 3.6-acre park, which is situated in the eastern Bayfront area of Toronto’s waterfront. The park is designed as both a city-wide destination and neighbourhood amenity, providing a diversity of amenities: playgrounds, gardens, water features, art, intimate gathering spaces, splash park, skating rink, park pavilion, and a civic green space. 

 

The park connects East Bayfront’s continuous waterfront promenade at the southern end to reinforce and improve the waterfront to be a well-used, year-round destination, redeveloping waterfront to make a robust connection from Lake Shore Boulevard to Lake Ontario, transforming the way that Toronto connects to its waterfront.