On Wednesday November 23, 2016 members of the DRP, in its first review of the Waterworks proposal, shared some constructive ideas and generally approved of the project. Read minutes of this meeting - or - download the pdf extract here to learn what the panel members had to say.
The Design Review Panel is comprised of private sector design professionals – architects, landscape architects, urban designers and engineers – who provide independent, objective advice to city staff aimed at improving matters of design that affect the public realm. This includes matters such as preserving the uniqueness of place, maintaining vitality, ensuring comfort and safety, and making new development compatible with its surroundings. The Panel provides advice for both private development and public projects, including advice on new urban design policy. Advice is based on professional judgment, understanding of good design principles, conformance with the Official Plan and other related documents (design guidelines, secondary plans etc.), and the design quality of the subject project.
The NW corner of the Waterworks site 1921
The NE corner of the Waterworks site 1936
The historic plaque in Saint Andrew's Playground
South wing interior 2015 ... site of the future Food Hall