Harbour Village at The Narrows

urban design

Project Overview

The re-design of a 60 acre waterfront site, from a 576 unit canal based CSD, to a 1,678 unit TND. It consists of mid to high density mixed use, as well as lower density residential streets, create a neighbourhood centred around a series of public spaces that front a harbour, canals, basins and the waterfront.

Project Statistics

  • 142 acre property area, with 67 developable acres
  • 4,500 feet of existing waterfront
  • 6,414 additional feet of frontage on a harbour basins and canals
  • 1,678 mixed use resort units

Project Design Brief

  • Pull the inherent value of fronting a lake deep into the site
  • Capitalize on the 4,000 to 10,000 people driving by the development on their way to Casino Rama, 5 minutes away
  • Create a series of public spaces that are characterized by the differing water bodies they front
  • Create the buildings that define the public spaces using universal building types calibrated to local building vernacular styles, building materials and details.

Project Value

To The Resident:
  • Mid density is balanced with numerous public spaces that vary in size and character, from small and intimate pavilions to large and active squares.
  • The number and range of unique shops, galleries restaurants and cafés are made possible by attracting visitors from  the road fronting Harbour village, from Lake Couchiching, from neighbouring Town of Orillia and from the surrounding region
To The Region:
  • The amenities in Harbour Village are available to all resident of and visitors to the region
  • Visitors to Casino Rama now have a broader range of entertainment, dining and accommodation options
To Ramara Township:
  • With Harbour Village, the township can capitalizes on the Rama Road Special Development Area created specifically to encourage  growth along the road to  Casino Rama
  • The employment provided in Harbour Village shall activate the residential areas designated within the Township