ACPA rewards excellence in landscape architecture


The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) has announced the recipients of the 2021 Awards of Excellence.

The winners were selected by a national jury of landscape architects. A total of 72 applications were received and 14 projects received a national award.

Dale Hodges Park, by 02 Planning and Design and Source 2 Source Inc., was shortlisted to receive the Jury Excellence Award, which is presented annually to a project that best demonstrates the vision of CSLA – that of to advance the art, science and practice of landscape architecture.

These award-winning projects are eminent examples of Canadian landscape architecture. They illustrate the range of what landscape architects do and how landscape architects help reshape communities by defining the places where we live, work and play.

“The award-winning projects highlight new approaches and illustrate the levels of expertise to be mobilized to meet current social, cultural and environmental challenges,” said Bernard St-Denis, president of the 2021 Awards of Excellence jury.

The 2021 national award recipients are:

  • Dale Hodges Park, by 02 Planning and Design and Source 2 Source Inc
  • Accidental Wilderness: The Origins and Ecology of Toronto’s Tommy Thompson Park, Walter H. Kehm
  • University of Guelph Learning and Child Care Center, Earthscape Play Inc.
  • Gordonridge Community Multisport Field, ERA Architects Inc.
  • Saugeen First Nation Designer Garden and Amphitheater Restoration Master Plan, Brook McIlroy Inc.
  • Toolkit for Downtown Brampton Transit-Oriented Communities, Yvonne Yeung, Ken Greenberg, Matti Siemiatycki for City of Brampton and the Urban Land Institute Toronto District Council
  • Sumac Garden, Straub Thurmayr Landscape Architects, Dietmar Straub & Anna Thurmayr
  • The Future of Stephen Avenue, the City of Calgary, Gehl Studio and Stantec Consulting Ltd
  • Wanuskewin Interpretive Playground, Crosby Hanna & Associates
  • Place Alice-Girard, NIPPAYSAGE landscape architects + EXP. landscape architecture and engineering
  • Memoirs of pioneer landscape architects from Quebec and Ontario, EVOQ Landscape Architecture (formerly ARCADIA STUDIO)
  • Biodiversity corridor, Borough of Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, civiliti, LAND Italia, Table Architecture, Biodiversité conseil
  • Landscape project of the MRC Brome-Missisquoi, Mille Lieux, work cooperative
  • Sap, Escargo Collective

The awards will be presented during a virtual celebration to be held during the CSLA-OALA Congress on May 29, 2021.


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