The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) has honoured The Meadoway with a 2020 National Award of Excellence for Planning and Analysis.
Located within the mowed grasses of the Gatineau Hydro Corridor in Scarborough, Ontario, The Meadoway is a transformational project to develop 16 kilometres of underutilized, highly maintained monoculture into one of the largest urban and linear greenspaces in Canada.
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, with a generous donation from the W. Garfield Weston Foundation, retained our Toronto studio to design and develop a visualization toolkit for The Meadoway’s community-powered greenspaces which will connect people and neighbourhoods across the City of Toronto.
“Perkins and Will went above and beyond to generate a series of interactive engagement sessions with community members of all ages”, says Corey Wells, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority project manager.
“A variety of events immersed the public and garnered their input to inform the design concept.”
Once complete, The Meadoway will use nature to connect Toronto’s downtown with the Don River Valley and Rouge National Urban Park. It will serve as a blueprint for revitalization, a world-class example of active, linear greenspace, and a precedent for future hydro corridor restoration.
For more information, visit the CSLA website.