We aren’t destroying the biosphere because we are selfish. We are doing it simply because we are unaware. I think that is very hopeful, because once we know, once we realize, then we change, then we act.
— Greta Thunberg
How much does your building weigh?
— Buckminster Fuller
Originally conceived as a project to prevent sediment from blocking Toronto Harbour, Tommy Thompson Park, ( a.k.a Leslie Street Spit ) has become a remarkable lesson in biological resilience as millions of cubic meters of construction debris, earth fill and dredged sand have transformed into a thriving eco system. After 40 years the landscape of lagoons and sand peninsulas attracts hundreds of species of birds, mammals, fish and insects offering urban dwellers a respite from the ever densifying city. The site for our project is located at the tip of Tommy Thompson Park and can be accessed via a 5km hike or bike journey from the city’s edge. Our site along with “The Beaches” and “The Island” reveal places where Toronto remembers and re-invents it’s rich and complex relationship with Lake Ontario.