Pier 27 is an example of iconic architecture that enriches the public realm while raising the bar for future waterfront development. The first phases of the project consist of four rectilinear pier buildings arranged in pairs, each pair connected by a three-storey cantilevered “bridge” that evokes the gantries used to load cargo on and off freighters in Toronto Harbour.
The piers, organized on a north-south axis, frame views of the lake from Yonge Street and gives pedestrians access the public promenade that run along the water’s edge. To maximize lake views, the piers pivot slightly off the north-south axis on upper floors; in the bridge component, all units have views of the lake or the city. A slender tower stands where Queen’s Quay East meets the foot of Yonge Street.