DTAH is honoured to receive an Award of Excellence - Concept for Downtown Reimagined at the 2019 Brampton Urban Design Awards. Led by HDR with DTAH as landscape architects and designers, the Downtown Reimagined project aims to fulfill the potential for Queen and Main Streets to become a vibrant destination by creating an aesthetically beautiful streetscape around Brampton’s historic Four Corners. The project proposes critical infrastructure upgrades that create a complete, safe and accessible public realm for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists alike. Features include widened pedestrian boulevards, double the street trees, separated cycling lanes, public art, bespoke street furniture, and unique lighting solutions with WiFi capabilities. The custom designed paving consists of a random field pattern of varying intensity at the four gateways to the downtown core and at key civic sites. The colour palette, derived from the local context, includes a heritage component whereby the former channel of Etobicoke Creek is subtly referenced through blue pavers.

The Brampton Urban Design Awards celebrate achievements in design, architecture and landscape architecture. These awards, given out every two years, recognize the creativity and excellence of those who are working to fill Brampton with innovative, high-quality environments. Learn more here