The Bank of Canada Renewal, led by Perkins+Will in collaboration with DTAH as the landscape architects and public realm designers, has received a 2017 Award of Excellence - Public Places and Civic Spaces from the Ottawa Urban Design Awards

The awards, handed out every second year, celebrate projects built in the City of Ottawa that achieve urban design excellence and were built in Ottawa between September 1, 2015 and September 1, 2017. Projects that received an Award of Excellence will represent Ottawa in competition for the 2018 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Urban Design Awards program.  

Related Projects

City staff are recommending that council make the Bloor Street Bike Lane Pilot permanent.The evaluation report is now online and will be considered by the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee on October 18, 2017. Highlights from the report include a 49% increase in cyclists, 44% decrease in overall number of conflicts, and 4.45% growth in customer spending in the pilot area. Read more on Toronto Star

The official groundbreaking of the Rideau Canal Crossing in Ottawa took place on October 6, 2017 and construction is expected to be completed in approximately two years. The new 125m pedestrian/cyclist bridge will connect Clegg Street in Old Ottawa East to Fifth Avenue in the Glebe. Led by WSP, with DTAH as the bridge and landscape architects, the design attempts to maximize lightness and transparency in order to integrate into the World Heritage Site context as seamlessly as possible. Read more on CBC

DTAH Partners Robert Allsopp, Megan Torza, and Peter Fletcher Smith will be attending the 2017 APT & National Trust for Canada Joint Conference, CAPITALizing on Heritage, in Ottawa from October 10-14, 2017. Join us for Session C7.3: Spark Session - Regeneration of Historic Places on October 13, 3PM-4:30PM, where Megan will be speaking about engaging the arts in animating abandoned buildings & building support for their re-use, and Peter will be speaking on Toronto's Fort York - conservation in a rapidly changing urban context. 2017 APT & National Trust for Canada Joint Conference

DTAH is part of a consultant team led by EVOQ ARCHITECTURE that has been engaged by the City of Toronto to conduct the Casa Loma Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Study. The purpose of the study is to identify and assess the cultural heritage value and heritage attributes of the study area and to develop a strategic approach to their conservation.

On September 28, 2017 the City of Toronto hosted the first community open house for the Casa Loma HCD Study. More information and material presented at the open house can be found here

DTAH is excited to be involved in the Design Exchange's upcoming festival, EDIT: Expo for Design, Innovation, and Technology. Partners Megan Torza and Joe Lobko have contributed to Letters to the Mayor/Developers: Toronto, an international exhibition that commissions letters by architects to public officials and developers shaping the future of cities worldwide. Curated by PARTISANS and Storefront for Art and Architecture, this installation will be the first edition of the series in Canada.

EDIT will take place from September 28-October 8 inside the abandoned Unilever soap factory in Toronto. Learn more

Read Megan Torza's letter here

Read Joe Lobko's letter here

DTAH and the City of Toronto invite you to join us at the third Open House and second Public Workshop for Keele Finch Plus on Thursday, September 28, from 5-8:30PM at James Cardinal McGuigan School. At the meeting, we will be presenting a summary of the previous open house and public workshop. We will also be presenting three options for how the area may evolve over time. These options are based on previous work completed, including your input. Keele Finch Plus

DTAH has been engaged by the City of Toronto and Lanterra Developments Ltd. to design a new public park at 25 Wellesley Street West. Dr. Lillian McGregor Park be a 1.6 acre park bordered by Wellesley Street West to the north, Breadalbane Street to the south and St. Luke Lane to the east. The second of two public consultation events will be held on September 25, 2017, 7PM-9PM at St. Joseph's College School. More details