DTAH is honoured and delighted to share that we are the recipients of two (!!) CSLA National Awards of Excellence, for St. Andrew's Playground Park and Brampton Riverwalk Open Space and Urban Design Master Plan.
The revitalized St. Andrew's Playground Park brings a playful landscape and much-needed greenspace to meet the needs of the dense and lively Fashion District. As the site of Toronto's first public playground, the new design honours the history of the site with heritage signage and adds whimsical bright yellow accents throughout, while protecting the landscape's interwoven tree canopy. With recent changes to the adjacent community, including the opening of the adjacent Ace Hotel and the upcoming mixed-use Waterworks Building food hall, residence and YMCA, the reimagined St. Andrew's Playground will now play a vital role as a dynamic community greenspace for generations to come.
The Brampton Riverwalk Open Space and Urban Design Master Plan re-imagines Brampton's relationship with a once-dynamic water-way, by re-introducing Etobicoke Creek into the identity of the downtown. The plan aims to create a vibrant place for people to enjoy and a catalytic resource that weaves through the city's core. The Master Plan highlights opportunities for an integrated landscape and provides a strong framework for the city to imagine new possibilities for its future growth. The result: A renewed physical and social relationship to the Etobicoke Creek through the creation of a series of new trails, look-outs and connections with increased physical and visual access to the water’s edge, as well as connectivity to (and between) adjacent neighbourhoods and the downtown, resulting in a renewed physical and social relationship to the Etobicoke Creek by way of a series of connected public spaces and landscapes.