Foot of Lonsdale

The Foot of Lonsdale underwent  a major transformation between 2014 and 2018.

Major project components were:

  • Subsurface Improvements:
    • Removal of the existing 1909 deck structure that comprised the eastern portion of the site
    • Removal of the Cates Shed structure
    • Site remediation
    • Construction of a seismic wall to define a new shoreline edge and allow for the new public open space and Polygon Gallery
  • Public Open Space:
    • Award winning public open space directly at the Foot of Lonsdale;
    • Integration of the Spirit Trail as a defining feature through the site;
    • Integration of outdoor dining area for the Coppersmith Shop (Tap & Barrel Restaurant);
    • Integration of the Cates Deck area as public gathering area;
    • Creation of the MEGABENCH and waterfront walkway
    • Creation of a plaza water feature with rippling water and natural boulders that transitions, when dry, into a gathering area for small events. The City received a $400,000 donation from the Richardson
    • Pedestrian and vehicular improvements to Carrie Cates Court and Lonsdale
  • Polygon Gallery:
    • The City has partnered with the Polygon Gallery for delivery of the building. The Polygon Gallery will help to animate the site and build economic vitality along our waterfront.


Watch how the site developed here:


Contact Info

Lino Siracusa
Manager Shipyards and Waterfront
Tel: 604 998 3442

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