Homegrown Design Challenge / toronto, 2014

Design Challenge for the Homegrown National Park
Client: David Suzuki Foundation

Workshop Architecture organized a design competition and exhibition for the David Suzuki Foundationís Homegrown National Park project. The purpose of the Homegrown National Park is to create a crowd-sourced green corridor in the City of Toronto, along the former path of Garrison Creek.

The Homegrown Design Challenge was an open competition that challenged Canadians to present ideas for low-cost, easy-to-implement landscape design solutions for front yards, backyards, balconies, schoolyards and laneways within the Homegrown National Park boundary. The open competition gathered a range of designs to provide inspiration for homeowners and property managers and to generate awareness about innovative, sustainable improvements that can be made to our urban landscape.

The top 10 ideas were exhibited at an event at Fort York attended by 600 people and at the Urbanspace Gallery from July to August. With the David Suzuki Foundation we are also pursuing permissions and funding to build some of the ideas as demonstration projects.