What is it about?

Just like the rest of the city and its residents, Töölönlahti is constantly evolving.
What would you want to find in Töölönlahti right now? What would make you come back to Töölönlahti, over and over again?
The City of Helsinki and the operator network of Töölönlahti are collecting ideas and wishes from the city’s residents with an online survey in order to develop the area. The survey will remain open until 20 December 2018.
Tell us your ideas – we cannot wait to hear!

What exactly is Töölönlahti?

It is difficult to define where Töölönlahti begins and where it ends, as many people think it is more than just the area marked by its shoreline. A significant amount of art and culture can be found in and around Töölönlahti. Töölö Sports Hall, the Olympic Stadium and Linnanmäki are all within sight. Next to these thrives an ever-growing number of businesses of all sizes, and the new playground attracts families with children to come and play for hours on end. In the past, Töölönlahti was often viewed through the windows of commuter trains, but since Baana was opened for public, an increasing number of people have been travelling directly through the area instead. A new era is dawning for Töölönlahti.

Choose the things that you would like to have in Töölönlahti.

The autumn of 2018 is a time for gathering information

Many wishes and development ideas have been expressed for Töölönlahti. Therefore, the area can be said to belong to all of us, which is why Töölönlahti’s operator network is inviting everyone to take part in the planning process. We are interested in hearing your views, wishes and expectations on how the area should be used, because the world’s best Helsinki can only be created if we make the plans together and allow room for all voices to be heard.

You can let us know about your ideas until 20 December 2018. The Töölönlahti network will go through the survey responses and select viable ideas for further planning. During the next stage, you will get to cast your vote for the most exciting ones. The information accumulated by the survey will also be utilised in the plans and conceptual work for Töölönlahti and when deciding on the nature of the area’s future use.

Over 30 operators are taking part in Töölönlahti’s development project, and the undertaking is being led by the City of Helsinki’s Culture and Leisure Division.


We will continue to collect development ideas until 20 December 2018. Respondents who submit their contact information will be entered into a prize draw to win fantastic cultural experiences in Töölönlahti. The prizes are
• A two-person package of free tickets to Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra’s concerts of your choice in spring 2019.
• A two-person package of free tickets to a performance by the Finnish National Ballet in spring 2019. (The available performances are K.V.G., Sylvia and Anna Karenina. The tickets cannot be used for premieres.)
• A two-person package of free tickets to an exhibition of your choice at Helsinki Art Museum in spring 2019.
• Free entry and a private tour for a group of a maximum of six people of the exhibition ‘The Carefree City’ at Villa Hakasalmi.
• Free entry to the National Museum with a private tour for a group of a maximum of six people for one of the following: the exhibition ‘Story of Finland’, the exhibition ‘Prehistory’, a changing exhibition in spring 2019, or a private tour of the National Museum’s tower.
• Three two-person packages of free tickets to the Sibelius Academy’s concerts of your choice in spring 2019.
• A VIP tour for 2–4 people of the new central library Oodi before it opens in December 2018 (the tours will be organised in November, the prize draws in August–October 2018).

The prize draws will take place on the last day of each month from August to December 2018. The winners will be notified personally.

Contributing to the new vision

The transformation process is being led by the City of Helsinki’s Culture and Leisure Division. In addition, more than 30 operators in the Töölönlahti area have joined in.

Aalto University
Amos Rex
Helsingin Jäähalli
Helsingin kaupunginmuseo

Helsingin kaupunginorkesteri
Helsingin juhlaviikot
Helsingin kaupunginpuutarha
Helsingin kaupunkiympäristön toimiala
Helsinki Marketing
Helsingin Kaupunginteatteri
Helsingin yliopisto

Ravintola Töölönranta
Suomen Kansallisooppera

Sininen huvila
Villa Kivi