The conceptual design for Sherbourne Park is built upon the abstraction of an iconic Canadian lake's edge landscape, composed of the woods, the water, and the green. As a key component of the redevelopment of Toronto's waterfront, the park will be about inspiring civic space, flexible uses, play, and sustainability. The design responds strongly to the need to create both a neighborhood park and a city-wide destination. It also anticipates a short period of time when the park may need to stand on its own without the future buildings that will ultimately provide its enriching edges. From its beginning, the park will deliver a place with strong defining forms, edges, and diverse program potential.