Scarborough Centre Public Space Master Plan
The Scarborough Civic Centre was originally conceived as the heart of a rapidly growing Scarborough in the late 1960s. The main Civic Centre building is a jewel of its time, representing one of the finest examples of modern institutional architecture from that period. It sat essentially alone for many years alongside the Scarborough Town Centre shopping complex. Together these two projects were the beginning of a megastructure complex that was never realized. Over the following decades, development was slow, piecemeal, disconnected and rarely as planned.
In the Scarborough Centre Public Space Master Plan, DTAH envisioned a Scarborough Centre that is a connected, pedestrian-oriented, urban-scaled place, with a bold and dynamic character defined by a hierarchy of high-quality public spaces and streets. DTAH’s approach is bold in concept, multi-layered, and finely grained in implementation. The plan concentrates on how the in-between public spaces can be enriched to create a true centre, not merely a disparate collection of buildings, streets and open spaces.