The Globe and Mail’s Dave LeBlanc visited the new Tommy Thompson Park Pavilion and celebrates the project in his most recent article.
“Where once there was a pair of rusting, yellow-painted swing-gates, a chain-link fence, and a utility pole with a sign declaring “Public Road Ends,” there is now a wide driveway, big green berms, native plantings such as Red Osier Dogwood, gabion baskets containing ‘curated’ rubble, places to sit, and, best of all […] a small, hardy, welcoming pavilion.”
Dave LeBlanc, Globe and Mail
The project establishes 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 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.
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