York University Common


York University


Toronto, Ontario

Design Team

Janet Rosenberg & Studio (Landscape Architect)
Montgomery Sisam Architects (Architect)


Completed 1992


North York Design Award of Excellence

Photography Credit: Janet Rosenberg & Studio

York University Common is a much-loved grand ceremonial outdoor plaza, the central hub for the university.

The 10 acre, tree-lined courtyard features chaise lounge-like benches, an oval reflecting pond based on the architectural style of the buildings, a fountain, and innovative grading that provides texture within the space. Designed as part of a larger master plan, this project included new streetscapes and a transportation zone for pedestrians and buses.

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