Client: Havergal College
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Construction Budget: $50,000 – $100,000
Completion Date: 2014
Image Credit: Earthartist
At Havergal College, a private girls’ school in midtown Toronto, a barren, sloped school yard was transformed into an inviting outdoor learning environment. Working in collaboration with Earthartist Landscape Architecture; trees, land sculpting, and armour stone seating provide a classroom amphitheater that will mature into a woodland-like environment. Authorization from Urban Forestry and the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority allowed for a dried up stream bed to be brought back to life, beckoning students to experience natural water flow pathways action. Extensive walkways, a bridge-way over the stream, and an intriguing labyrinth all work together to invite students to come and enjoy the outdoors, facilitating connections throughout the school yard space.