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Gordonridge Community Multi-Sport Court

aerial view of basketball court
Gordonridge's court with basketball nets, seating and storage.
Drone view of the Gordonridge basketball court
A wide view of Gordonridge's court with basketball hoops and walking track.
Breaking ground at Gordonridge
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aerial illustration of Gordonridge plan
aerial illustration of Gordonridge plan

Gordonridge Community Multi-Sport Court

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Gordonridge is ERA’s third project with MLSE Foundation developing place-based recreational spaces with community stakeholders, providing youth and adults a safe space to play and access a variety of sports within their neighbourhoods.

Courtesy of MLSE. Photo: Neil Ta

In August of 2018, ERA began working, as lead architect, with key project partners MLSE Foundation, Jumpstart, and Toronto Community Housing on the community-led revitalization plan of the existing outdoor basketball court.

A collaborative design process developed the vision for the court as the dynamic centre of the Gordonridge campus, tied into existing community programs and amenities, and capable of hosting multiple sports and larger community events concurrently.

Breaking ground at Gordonridge

The program included accessibility upgrades; new landscape-integrated spectator seating; new planting; multiple sporting opportunities including basketball, volleyball, pickleball, table tennis, skateboarding and parkour play elements, all framed within a new dynamic court surfacing and running track.

A wide view of Gordonridge's court with basketball hoops and walking track.
Courtesy of MLSE. Photo: Neil Ta

As the Prime Consultant and Landscape Architect, ERA developed and lead a series of collaborative community design-workshops, developed a design that met the community’s needs, and provided ongoing communication with the key stakeholders throughout construction to ensure that the outcomes were in line with the community’s vision.

Gordonridge plan

Toronto Community Housing
MLSE Foundation
Rui Felix/Ya’el Santopinto/Graeme Stewart


  • CSLA Awards of Excellence: Residential Landscapes, 2021

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