Floating Gardens: Peter St. Basin Park

Using native wetland plants, these durable floating islands provide wildlife with much-needed habitat, beautify the downtown waterfront, and improve water quality. The result of a partnership with community-focused organisations, these gardens were built and planted with the assistance of volunteers from a local community centre, and have proven popular with local waterfowl and pedestrians on Queen’s Quay.

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Date: September 2017

Client: Scadding Court Community Centre

Partners: The Waterfront BIA, Harbourfront Centre, City of Toronto Ward 20 Councilor Joe Cressy, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Scope: 160 sq. ft. of anchored floating wetland, over 200 plants

Services Provided: Design and Technical, General Contracting, Installation and Fabrication