ERA served as heritage and cultural planning consultant for the conceptual park designs for Commissioners Park, the first regional, urban park planned for a reinvigorated and redeveloped Portlands.
ERA worked closely with the prime consultant, Envision the Hough Group and with Claude Cormier landscape architects of Montreal. The team worked to develop schemes that demonstrate a strong and memorable identity, able to absorb the demand of recreational sport facilities, and incorporate traditional passive uses of a large urban park, within what is planned to be a dense, mixed-use neighbourhood. ERA assessed the existing heritage structures as well as the industrial heritage of the site, including the Keating Channel and consulted on their heritage value and potential for interpretation in both schemes.
- City of Toronto
- Envision the Hough Group, Claude Cormier
- Heritage & Cultural Planning/Landscape & Urban Design
- Canadian Society of Landscape Architects: Regional Merit Award, 2005