The City of Mississauga has selected DTAH to lead a diverse design team to develop the Complete Streets Policy as part of the City’s broader Changing Lanes transportation planning initiative. This project will include a street characterization study, guidelines and a design manual to inform Mississauga’s transportation future. Along with DTAH the team includes Michael King/Traffic Calmer (NYC), HDR, and LURA.

This project will further build on DTAH's expertise in streetscapes and public realm design, which includes numerous built examples of complete streets and guidelines for the Cities of Toronto and Brampton.

During this challenging time, DTAH is following the precautions recommended by global and regional health authorities in all areas of our business operations, putting the health and safety of all first. Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, DTAH remains fully operational with employees working from home to ensure we meet all of our project commitments. We have closed our physical offices, suspended travel, and will not attend meetings in person or off-site until further notice; but with the help of technology, we remain connected to our clients, to our projects, and to each other. DTAH staff are available by email, phone, and video conference so please don't hesitate to reach out.

Tommy Thompson Park Entrance and Pavilion is currently under construction, with the formwork for the concrete walls of the pavilion now in place. These walls will have a unique chiselled exposed-aggregate finish, the mock-up for which was reviewed this week. Mock-ups are incredibly instructive in the construction process for all the disciplines involved – to evaluate the design, the tools being used and material limitations.

The project seeks to establish a new front door to the Park that is welcoming, engaging, and ecologically sensitive to its context. Led by DTAH, the design seeks to demonstrate best practices in low-impact development by establishing an entry landscape that are structured with berms and bioswales to support stormwater management, habitat expansion and visual screening strategies. The entrance pavilion, which includes public washrooms as well as storage/office space to support on-site educational programming, provides generous sheltered outdoor areas for gathering and educational opportunities.

We're thrilled to share that on March 3, 2020, DTAH Partner Megan Torza was elected as Chair of the Toronto Society of Architects (TSA) at their AGM. Megan has played a significant role in the TSA over the last few years as Vice-Chair. Established in 1887, the Toronto Society of Architects (TSA) is a non-profit volunteer-based organization comprised of architects, professionals from sister organizations, and members of the community interested in architecture and urban issues. They play an advocacy role in the City, ensuring that architecture and design are key considerations in public discussions and in processes that have an impact on our built environment.

Following the successful completion of the Green Line Implementation Plan, DTAH has been selected by the City of Toronto to lead the implementation of the Green Line, including Geary Avenue & Macpherson Avenue Parks.

The Hydro corridor that runs from Davenport and Macpherson Ave west and northwest towards Earlscourt Park presents a rare opportunity to create a linear open space amenity within a rapidly intensifying city. Over the last few years, our team has worked with the City and Park People to define a new vision for the Green Line: imagining and planning for greater integration of the park parcels as a whole, while reinforcing the unique character and setting of each specific area in the context of the overall site. The recently completed implementation plan proposes a new comprehensive design approach that will enhance the valued naturalized landscape, habitats and recreational uses in the parks, while identifying new opportunities for improvements in response to both the existing and future needs of the community.

1UPToronto brings together high school students to shape a better future for Toronto. Hosted by Urban Minds, this year's conference Future Focus will take place March 7, 2020, at the Centre for Social Innovation - Annex. Through talks and design jams, students will explore real-world urban issues in Toronto, and present innovative solutions through civic tech, public art, urban design and environmental sustainability. DTAH's Chris Veres and Marta Lehzdyn will be attending as a group facilitator for the design jam competition. Learn more here

Following the successful completion of the award-winning Humber Bay Park Master Plan, DTAH has been selected by the City of Toronto to lead the landscape architecture for phase 1 implementation of the Master Plan, including ponds revitalization in Humber Bay Park East. Humber Bay Park, with its system of trails, rugged shoreline, and dramatic views, is a unique and rare waterfront experience within the larger metropolitan Toronto area. The 43-hectare park is owned by the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and operated by the City of Toronto Parks Forestry & Recreation Division.

Related Projects

Designed by DTAH, the Niagara Falls Farmers' Market and Cultural Hub is now out for tender. The project consists of a new two-storey building of approximately 14,000 SF to house the farmers’ market as well as a range of cultural activities and services including artist studios, a tool library, workshop, and large and small multipurpose rooms to support the arts community of Niagara Falls. Construction is expected to begin in Spring 2019, and open either late 2019 or early 2020.

The new Niagara Falls Cultural Hub & Farmer’s Market will become a vibrant centre of activity in the community by providing shared spaces where artists, musicians, food vendors and patrons, and local businesses can come together and create. The entire site is knit together with a design language that prioritizes an accessible public realm, and creates quality indoor and outdoor space that is durable, flexible, and sustainable.