The story of Toronto’s Harbourfront mirrors that of most North American prominent port cities in the 19th and early 20th century. By the mid 20th century, shipping goods by sea had become a slow and expensive option and eventually Toronto’s waterfront fell into disrepair and was largely forgotten. Thankfully, being “out of sight and out of mind” meant that many architectural remnants of this urban industrial heritage still remain in tact today.
mackaywong’s Restaurant + Bar team wanted to work with the Amsterdam team to create a very special hospitality experience that would become an important destination for local, national and international visitors and most importantly enhance the quality of life for local residents. We believed that the waterfront is a majorly undeveloped asset for Toronto tourism and the use of local residents. It represents an obvious location for the interpretation and showcasing of Toronto’s historic and archaeological assets. These are assets that can help to differentiate the Toronto experience. Click the link to see how the Amsterdam BrewHouse unfolded. https://mackaywong.com/our-work/amsterdam-brewhouse-on-the-lake/