bar & Stage
The R. C. Harris Water Treatment Plant, located by the Beaches waterfront in Toronto, is an early twentieth-century public works fashioned in the art deco architectural style. Nicknamed the "Waterworks", the building claims approximately 50% of the space allocated to the facility. The remaining space is an open, flat, and green area that could be used for other "public" works, such as permanent and transient structures for community activities. The project "Bar & Stage" is an articulation of the permanent bars that define place and the transient stages that shape the character of space. The following plans represent community-based events, festivals, and markets that reimagine the place and space of the Waterworks in the Beaches community.