A short list of five designers has been chosen in London's 'Back to the River' design competition.

The competition is aimed at a re-imagining of the Thames River along stretches of the downtown.

The second phase of the project involves a more complete design for the entire riverfront along the Forks of the Thames and the old South Street Hospital lands in Soho.

The short list includes three Canadian and two American firms:

  • Brook Mcilroy of Toronto
  • Civitas of Denver
  • PWL Partnership of Vancouver
  • Janet Rosenberg Studio of Toronto
  • Stoss and Dillon of Boston | Toronto

Final submissions will be made in October and a winner will be declared in November.