Upstream/Downstream /// Portfolio: Arts, Urban Planning


In collaboration with the Madeline Collective, I produced a proposal for altering part of Toronto’s public space. The proposal, entitled Upstream/Downstream, focuses on the pedestrian tunnel between Front Street and the Lakeshore. The site was chosen as it is a major throughway for pedestrians exiting Union Station and headed to the Air Canada Centre, the Toronto Islands and the businesses along Queens Quay.

In the site, we proposed to project underwater imagery, making use of the natural sound of rushing from cars as a cognate of rushing water. With this we hoped to transform this space which was deemed ugly, unpleasant and unnerving into something remarkable, curious and interesting as well as building a visual connection between the tunnel pedestrians’ major destination – Lake Ontario.  

The proposal was part of the NXTCITY Competition, held in Toronto in July 2014.

Download the Upstream Downstream Brief  (PDF, 11,6 MB)






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