Newmarket Riverwalk Commons

This downtown revitalization transformed a former parking lot adjacent to Holland River Park and Fairy Lake in Newmarket into a multi-use, adaptable location for town-wide and regional events. A blue ribbon weaves through the Commons, connecting the trail systems to the new community centre, park, and river. The ribbon brings visitors to the water’s edge and allows views of the previously hidden waterfall. Riverwalk Commons has become an inviting destination, offering year-round activities, linking old and new, and bringing a new energy and excitement to the area.

Size: 3.3 hectares  

Town of Newmarket
Newmarket, Canada
Design Team

Janet Rosenberg & Studio
superkül Inc. (Architect)


2013 CSLA Award of Excellence, Regional Merit

2012 Featured at the 49th International Making Cities Livable Conference, Portland, Oregon, USA.  Theme: True Urbanism: Planning Healthy Communities for All.

Photography Credit: Greg King, Jeff McNeill