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NourISH – June Callwood Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Monday 05 Jan 2009

A competition founded on community

PMA Landscape Architects + Ground 
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PMA and Ground shortlisted for International Design Competition in honour of community activist June Callwood 

The City Of Toronto have announced the shortlist for an International Design Competition for June Callwood Park, named in honour of the journalist and social activist.

Among those shortlisted were PMA and Ground who were inspired by June Callwood’s work in setting up hospices and centres for the less privileged and sick. Their approach to the park is to provide a place that reminds people to return to the basics – or some common thread to us all. They want June Callwood Park to be a place that provides stimulation as well as calm, health and wellness, and even food and medicine on a daily, seasonal or yearly basis for everyone in the community and for their neighbours.

A linear planting system is laid over the entire site that is evocative of agricultural tracts of land. Through this basic notion of harvesting, of stewardship, and of horticultural stimulation and therapy, PMA and Ground feel that there will be an abundance of opportunities for neighbours to share their stories, for kids to learn while they play, and for people to gather and meet.


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