Toronto-based LANDinc and New York Design landscape architecture firm Martha Schwartz Partners (MSP) have been awarded the commission by Infrastructure Ontario to design and construction of the public realm of Ontario Place.
The soon-to-be developed landscape concept will be a publicly accessible space that can be explored outside of programmed events and attractions. The concept also features 24/7 access to the 30 km Martin Goodman trail and Exhibition Place.
“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.
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.
“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.”