Tell Us What You Think of the Keating Channel Pedestrian Bridge Design Competition Proposals

Toronto from above with bridge location circle.



In This Blog: 

  • On September 28, Waterfront Toronto and partners hosted virtual design presentations by the five (5) shortlisted design teams for the Keating Channel Pedestrian Bridge. 

  • Over 200 people joined us to learn more.

  • Let us know what you think about the designs by filling out our online survey.

  • We’ve provided a link to the recording as well as the five (5) presentations.


On September 28, Waterfront Toronto, the City of Toronto, in collaboration with Host Nation and Treaty Holder, the Mississaguas of the Credit First Nation, hosted virtual design competition presentations by the five (5) shortlisted design teams for the Keating Channel Pedestrian Bridge.  


Over 200 people joined us to hear more about how these designs proposed creating a safe, direct, and equitable connection across the Keating Channel from Toronto’s downtown to Villiers Island, while also creating a destination, with places to stop, rest, gather, interact and enjoy the view.


Let Us Know What You Think 

Now we want to hear from you! Please let us know how well you think these designs address the project goals. (Please note that project goal 4 “Create with Indigenous Voice and Agency” is best addressed by Indigenous individuals and our partners at MCFN and will not be an option for other members of the public.)


Follow this link to provide feedback via an online survey. 


  1. Create A Beautiful And Distinctive Gateway To The Waterfront: Becoming a landmark and a destination on the waterfront and complementing the existing Port Lands bridges.
  2. Connect The City And Villiers Island: Connecting Quayside to an expanded regional park system along the Don River by providing safe, direct, and equitable access across the Keating Channel.
  3. Incorporate A Living Landscape: Celebrating our connections with land and water by integrating nature in the design and offering opportunities for biodiversity.
  4. Create With Indigenous Voice And Agency: Contributing to the visibility and overall wellbeing of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples in Toronto through Place-making and Place-keeping and honouring Indigenous ways of knowing and being.
  5. Embody Sustainable Strategies And Innovation: Symbolizing, representing, and celebrating sustainability, climate resiliency and green infrastructure, extending to cost efficiency, life-cycle analysis, constructability, durability, and maintainability, to the extent possible.
  6. Create A Place For All People: Offering unique, inclusive experiences of transition, interaction, observation, comfort, discovery, sensation, safety, and access to all users.

Meeting Materials 

We’re also happy to share the recording of the meeting and the presentation materials below.  
View the full presentation.


Maamawi' Bridge 

Rendering: Maamawi'Bridge

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Lead Firm: Entuitive  
Engineer: Schlaich Bergermann Partner  
Architect: Grimshaw Architects  
Architect & Indigenous Consultant: Two Row Architect  
Landscape Architect: O2 Planning + Design with Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates



Rendering: Nda-Nwendaaganag

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Lead Firm: EXP  

Engineer: Buro Happold   
Architect: INFORM Studio  
Indigenous Consultant: 4 Directions  
Landscape Architect: Sprucelab    


The Salmon Run 

Rendering: The Salmon Run

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Lead Firm: Henning Larsen  
Engineer: Ramboll  
Architect: Henning Larsen   
Indigenous Consultant: Two Row Architect   
Landscape Architect: Henning Larsen 


The Harbour Eye 

Rendering: The Harbour Eye

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Lead Firm: RJC Engineers  
Engineer: Anta Ingeneria Civil  
Architect: Smoke Architecture Inc.  
Indigenous Consultant: MinoKamik  
Landscape Architect: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates    


Equinox Bridge

Rendering: Equinox Bridge

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Lead Firm: Zeidler Architecture Inc.  
Engineer: Arup  
Architect: WilkinsonEyre  
Indigenous Consultant: Two Row Architect
Landscape Architect: PLANT Architect Inc. 



This project is funded, in part, by the Government of Canada

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**Please note that the responses gathered as part of the survey will be collected and shared with the evaluation committee for their consideration. Their final decision will be informed by these responses, as well as each submission’s ability to meet the evaluation criteria, technical requirements, the results of this survey, and additional feedback from community members and advisors. The feedback from this public survey will inform not determine the final decision.**