Concord Park Place
DTAH are the landscape architects for Concord Park Place, a 45-acre mixed-use community in North York. DTAH’s role in the project began with the revised conceptual master plan and graphic preparation of the public realm components.
Once completed in 2020, Concord Park Place will boast 4.5 million SF of residential, retail and commercial space in 19 buildings located south of the Bessarion subway near Leslie Street and Sheppard Avenue. More than 6,000 people will live in this vibrant and connected neighbourhood. The Central Park focus will create a dynamic built form that will encourage street activity. Large green outdoors spaces with a wide range of public art will engage residents and visitors alike.
The overall composition of the park responds to the sloped topography of the site, surrounding built form and the connecting circulation patterns. The central piazza provides a focal, multi-use gathering space, activated by shops and cafes fronting the flanking street. The road way intersection will be a pedestrianized tabletop integrating both sides of the street. The upper plateau provides an open playfield and play space overlooking the piazza, rink and fountain beyond. The ice rink and fire bowl is transformed into a reflecting pond in summer and is flanked by another play space and an informal, open green. Overall, the park is an overlay of formal gathering spaces and relaxed pastoral landscapes characterized by the uniquely stepped site topography.