Underpass Park unveiled

March 13, 2010,AEDT

A derelict area beneath a series of overpasses in the West Don Lands is going to be transformed into the most extensive park to ever be built under an overpass in Canada, and the first in Toronto. Located within the West Don Lands – home to the 2015 Pan American | Read More

Winners Announced in Surrey’s Town Centres Design Competition

February 26, 2010,AEDT

“TownShift: Suburb Into City” sponsored by the City of Surrey was a sustainable design competition to provide vision for Surrey’s five growing town centres – Cloverdale, Fleetwood, Guildford, Newton and Semiahmoo. The competition attracted 138 submissions from 20 countries, and 27 finalists were selected by the five-member TownShift jury. Renate | Read More

Architects resign from Ottawa Urban Design Review Panel

December 10, 2009,AEDT

Earlier this week, Councillor Peter Hume, Chair of the Planning and Environment Committee was informed by letter that all of the architects that were members of the Downtown Ottawa Urban Design Review Panel had resigned. The panel was established in 2005 to peer review design of new developments in the downtown | Read More

Green group criticizes delay of wetlands protection plan

November 25, 2009,AEDT

Calgary Herald reports Environmentalists are disappointed that another plan for Alberta‘s water resources pushes back to at least 2012 a strategy for protecting wetlands. “After a decade of debate and the loss of thousands of hectares of wetlands in Alberta, we can no longer afford to delay taking action to | Read More

Urban panel ponders the in-between areas of Toronto

November 24, 2009,AEDT

A panel of Canadian urban studies specialists was brought together by the thestar.com(Toronto) to ponder the state of the Greater Toronto Area and the in-between areas that are ever growing. thestar.com feature starts….. According to a panel of leading Canadian city thinkers assembled recently by the Star, trying to distinguish | Read More

Canada’s biggest green roof was technically challenging: LA

November 20, 2009,AEDT

Journal of Commerce reports The biggest living roof in Canada is surrounded by water on three sides, and the marine deck on which the building sits is supported by stilt-like piles. It also features slopes of up to 53 per cent. Bruce Hemstock, of PWL Partnership, a Vancouver landscape architecture | Read More

Construction Underway at Canada’s Sugar Beach

November 18, 2009,AEDT

Waterfront Toronto, together with the Governments of Canada and Ontario and the City of Toronto, officially broke ground recently on Canada’s Sugar Beach, a new park that is transforming a surface parking lot in a former industrial area into Toronto’s second urban beach at the water’s edge. Located at the | Read More

Montreal transforms a dump into a park

November 18, 2009,AEDT

Montrealers are enjoying St.Michel Environmental Complex, a former quarry and garbage dump that is a park-in-progress. The site is being transformed from wasteland into a new green park, gone are the trucks, the seagulls and smelly garbage. Currently the park is being capped with building rubble and soil. The park | Read More

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