We are extremely proud to announce that the DTAH-designed Bloor-Annex BIA Parkettes at Robert St., Major St., Brunswick Ave. and Howland Ave. have been recognized with a National Award of Excellence from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. The Awards of Excellence honour projects across Canada for their distinctive design, ground-breaking research, sustainable landscape management and more.
Read more about the award: https://www.csla-aapc.ca/awards-atlas/bloor-annex-bia-parkettes
FROM DTAH: The series of four parkettes re-imagines formerly underutilized asphalt surfaces in the neighbourhood, transforming these areas into sustainable and dynamic public amenity spaces. The design highlights what makes the Bloor-Annex such a unique space in the city. Custom benches were created for the parkettes using wooden beams salvaged from the demolition of a nearby Toronto landmark, Honest Ed’s.
READ MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT: https://dtah.com/work/bloor-annex-bia-parkettes
Granite benches were designed by local artist, Robert Cram, utilizing quarry cut-offs and innovative stone installation techniques. The parkettes feature new surfacing, pollinator planting, large canopy trees, integrated public art and new bicycle parking, offering a space for quiet contemplation, a meeting place or a rest-stop in Toronto’s bustling downtown.