LANDinc and Martha Schwartz Partners (MSP) have been awarded the commission by Infrastructure Ontario to work with the province of Ontario on the design and construction of the public realm of Ontario Place.
The public realm of Ontario Place will accommodate a range of activities across the site for play, rest and exploration through a blended landscape design with land art, culture, and ecologically based strategies. Celebrating the legacy of the site, the landscape concept to be developed will be visionary, attracting both national and international tourists and businesses. It will be a publicly accessible space that can be explored outside of programmed events and attractions, and that reinforces continuous public connectivity throughout the site and beyond – with 24/7 access to the 30 km Martin Goodman trail, Exhibition Place and the City of Toronto.
“Ontario Place holds a unique opportunity to create a global destination, and we look forward to leading this exciting legacy project with a multi-disciplinary award-winning team of experts,” said Patrick Morello, Senior Principal, LANDinc.
“We have the opportunity to create an international attraction within regenerated aquatic and terrestrial habitats,” added Walter Kehm, Senior Principal, LANDinc.
“LANDinc and MSP have a strong partnership and proven track record of success,” added Martha Schwartz, Founding Partner, MSP. “We are thrilled to be collaborating on this exciting project to revitalize this iconic landmark in a sustainable way.”
Image: Courtesy of LANDinc.