Liberty Village King Atlantic Gateway Feature

Toronto, Ontario

In 2009, Seferian Design Group was retained by the City of Toronto as part of a multidisciplinary design team to create a unique streetscape within Liberty Village. The site included the streetscape block along King Street, bordered on one side by Jefferson Avenue and the other side by Atlantic Avenue. Liberty Village has become one of Toronto’s most trendy neighbourhoods for young professionals and remains a short walk or streetcar ride from the downtown core.

Seferian Design Group’s design started with a vision and drew on the industrial past of Liberty Village, but blended new modern, trendy aspects into the overall theme. The design included raised planters, mass plantings, decorative screens, paving patterns and two sculptural icons which anchor each end of the block. The gateway sculpture was designed by Artist Michael Golland, a long-time member of the Liberty Village community. This public art installation was the final component of the King Atlantic Gateway project, an improvement program cost-shared by the Liberty Village BIA and the City of Toronto. Liberty Village now has an attractive, unique and welcoming entry from King Street. An entry that reflects this unique, historic and creative Liberty Village community.

In 2012, Seferian Design Group was awarded a City of Toronto Civic Award for their work on the Liberty Village Gateway project.