When we completed engagement in the spring of 2022, you told us the following considerations were the most important to you when designing Warehouse Park:
Safety and security
Year-round use and activation
Programming opportunities and amenities
Pedestrian-friendly and accessible, with plenty of seating
Expansion of the tree canopy, with a focus on native species
The Project Team has used these considerations, as well as City Policies and Programs and technical requirements, to develop the design for Warehouse Park.
The Warehouse Park will cover 1.47 hectares (roughly 14,700 square metres or just over 2 football fields) between 106 Street and 108 Street and Jasper Avenue to 102 Avenue.
The vision for this park is an urban oasis and an inclusive, multi-use green space featuring large, open areas that invite citizens and visitors to reflect and explore. This park will serve as a major public amenity for downtown residents, workers and visitors as the downtown population is expected to significantly increase in the next decade. The design of 106 Street from Jasper Avenue to 102 Avenue will be integrated into the scope of work for Warehouse Park.
This project is an important catalyst project identified in the Capital City Downtown Plan, and is fully funded by the Capital City Downtown Community Revitalization Levy.
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The City acquired additional land parcels which, together, comprise the location of the former Doan's restaurant on 107 Street. This land has been included in the updated
The City will demolish the existing building in order to prepare the site for park development.
In December, the City awarded the contract for the Warehouse Park project to the following internationally recognized Canadian companies:
gh3* (Toronto) - The lead firm and the architecture lead
Concept phase. The project vision and design parameters identified in the strategy phase are used to develop the design of the park, and reflect the prominence of the site, and the park’s potential to revitalize downtown.
The City acquired 2 additional parcels of land.
A design competition originally proposed to secure a consultant for this project was cancelled due to COVID-19. The alternative procurement process for design services was started.
Strategy Phase. In 2017, Council approved the commencement of the expropriation of 4 parcels in the Central Warehouse Area for the park, with an additional parcel subsequently identified for acquisition.