This masterplan proposal is conceived by one Toronto designer who holds an optimistic view regarding the future of the city's built environment. The intention is to showcase a visionary approach for city planners, policy makers, and developers to enhance housing supply without compromising on historically significant, socially vital, or heavily utilized lands. Instead, the proposal seeks to capitalize on the existing assets cherished by Torontonians today.

Parkshore emerges as a potential new community on Toronto's West side, gracing the Humber Bay waterfront. Encompassing over 30 acres and stretching 1.4 kilometers along Lake Ontario's shoreline, the Parkshore Development Area is a visionary approach to filling the gap between Lake Ontario and High Park. The site extends from Ellis Avenue to the Roncesvalles Pedestrian bridge near Palais Royal. By redesigning the existing Lakeshore Boulevard West, this development is able to seamlessly integrate a new community while still preserving the existing traffic flow.

The Parkshore master plan envisions a dynamic blend of residential, retail, community, entertainment, and hotel amenities, interwoven with new parkland that seamlessly connects to the existing network of parks, bike trails, boardwalks, beaches, and iconic landmarks such as the Sunnyside Pavilion and Gus Ryder Outdoor Pool along Humber Bay.

Proposed as a phased development comprising 7 stages, Parkshore is strategically divided into 3 distinct precincts, each curated to contribute to a unique character of the larger master plan. Departing from the conventional all-glass tower aesthetic, the architectural design for Parkshore presents an ensemble of buildings that each stand out by themselves while harmoniously shaping an evolving and cohesive Toronto skyline.


Site Size

30 ac

Total Units

7,545 suites

Percentage of Public Space


Community Space (BMX + Tennis included)

135,600 sf

Retail Space

493,600 sf

Guiding Principles

Parkshore's development adheres to these principles, shaping a collective approach to community design, public spaces and distinctive architectural features.


Context Maps


Between High Park & Lake Ontario