Markham Centre Park & Civic Mall

Our design for Markham Centre Park celebrates the city’s urban presence, rural roots, and hi-tech future, and creates a destination gateway near the Rouge River. The Civic Mall and Rapidway unite the natural world with the urban in the form of a contemporary forest where pedestrians and public transit move between layers of large-caliper trees, while integrating the spill-over of the city’s commercial businesses.

Town of Markham
Markham, Canada
Design Team

Janet Rosenberg & Studio
Taylor-Smyth Architects
Oleson Worland Architects 


Urban Plazas Certificate, 47th International Making Cities Livable Conference
Regional Citation, Canadian Society of Landscape Architects  

Photography Credit: Janet Rosenberg & Studio