Poppy Plaza is the first of a series of planned public spaces along The Memorial Drive Landscape of Memory, a 9.5 km pathway that runs parallel to Memorial Drive and is designed to honour the sacrifices of Canadians during wartime. The design solution hinges on two distinct and interrelated surfaces: one of wood and the other of weathering steel ...
Janet Rosenberg & Studio: As part of the City of Welland’s downtown revitalization plan, Janet Rosenberg & Studio was commissioned to design a new civic square and park that would strengthen connections to the adjacent canal and reorganize the public space to encourage more pedestrian activity in the city core.
Hapa Collaborative and City of Langley worked together to revitalize McBurney Lane as a social space in the heart of downtown Langley. Strengthening pedestrian connections through the Lane, creating flexible spaces to accommodate a variety of programming, and integrating permeable surfaces, drought tolerant planting and rainwater infiltration as part of the City’s sustainability agenda.
The park design references the history and geography of the area and the Don River, and provides critical open green space for the growing and vibrant Rivertowne community. River plantings and sinuous benches frame old and new park elements. A central gathering space connects other park elements including community garden plots, a multi-function sport court, a bosque of trees and large grassy berms.
Community Common is a neighbourhood park in downtown Mississauga adjacent to several new condominium developments. It is intended to become a year-round hub for communal events, activities, and everyday interactions. The goal behind our design of this park is to create a flexible and functional green space that can comfortably accommodate small and large groups of people.
Located on a Middle Arm of the Fraser River, the Terra Nova landscape represents a myriad of landscape types: intertidal foreshore, dykes, remnant sloughs, and past and present agricultural use. The play experience borrows from the form and character of these existing types, integrating and embedding the play experience in the park setting.
Inspired by the form of a native orchid leaf, the new state-of-the-art Visitor Centre creates a landmark facility that re-connects people to the environmental issues of the 21st Century including water and energy conservation, topics of re-use and recycling, the aesthetic value of our native plant ecology, further concepts in sustainable building and design. The project is designed to exceed LEED Platinum, and is registered for the Cascadia Green Building Council’s Living Building Challenge (LBC) 2.0.
ROTUNDA is an elemental garden, based on an atmospheric and poetic perception of materials, light, plants and the passing of time. It is a reflection on the fundamental themes of the art of the garden.
Hapa Collaborative and Vancouver Park Board consulted with Mount Pleasant residents and business people, and produced three park visions. Based on community response, a preferred hybrid concept was generated, with refuge, gathering, connections and site history as its main principles.
East Bayfront Water’s Edge Promenade is an active civic space and a successful precedent project for future development along Toronto’s waterfront. Flanked by two parks, the promenade is a pedestrian and cycling route, and a year-round venue for a variety of public events.
Canada’s Sugar Beach is an imaginative park that transformed a surface parking lot in a former industrial area in Toronto into a modern urban beachfront.
The design for Canada’s Sugar Beach, by Claude Cormier + Associés, draws upon the industrial heritage of the area and its relationship to the neighbouring Redpath Sugar factory.
Prince Arthur’s Landing transforms the City of Thunder Bay’s waterfront into a mixed-use village and animated waterfront park reconnecting the downtown to the shores of Lake Superior. The waterfront opened to the public December 2011, and has seen record attendance, the opening of several new businesses and over ten design excellence awards.
Roll Out the Rail Carpet is a ground plane intervention that announces and intensifies the unique social character of Hamilton's James North neighbourhood.
As a key component of the redevelopment and renaissance of Toronto’s waterfront, Sherbourne Common is at once a major civic amenity, neighbourhood park, and poetic stormwater treatment infrastructure.
At first, the project was an engineering one. It involved installing plant-covered mesh retaining fabric at the top of the cliff and a protective wall at the bottom. Later, it evolved into a landscape architecture project ...

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