Meet the Design Team
MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA), one of Canada’s premier designers of community and multiple-user projects, leads the design team working to explore your ideas for recreational facilities and green space in Moss Park.
MJMA is a Toronto-based firm that has designed innovative community facilities in Toronto’s Downtown East that include the Regent Park Aquatic Centre, Wellesley Community Centre and St. James Town Library. Lead architect Robert Allen, a partner with MJMA, says the firm is excited to join the More Moss Park project, which he believes can “redefine the limits on diversity and inclusion, and create a civic hub for a truly unique and dynamic community.”
The MJMA team also includes internationally renowned urban design and landscape architecture firm West 8, based in Rotterdam and New York. Locally known for the Toronto Central Waterfront redevelopment, including the wave decks and recently opened Queens Quay Boulevard, West 8 is also responsible for notable international projects such as the competition-winning Governors Island Park and Public Spaces in New York and Madrid Rio in Spain. The team also includes Public Studio, the collective art practice of Elle Flanders and Tamira Sawatzky, with a diverse local and international portfolio of large-scale public art works, films, immersive installations, and culturally engaged projects; and LGA Architectural Partners, a Toronto design firm that creates sustainable, contextually sensitive and socially minded architecture. The firm is well-known for realizing places that support healthy growth and vibrancy in their communities including The Centre for Native Child & Family Well Being on College Street and the Scadding Court Market and SvN: a multi-disciplinary planning and urban design firm with a long history of community development and extensive experience in the neighbourhoods surrounding Moss Park.
Members of the design team will lead a site design workshop on Monday, June 6 at John Innes Community Centre (150 Sherbourne St.), 6:30 p.m. Register here.
Below are some panels MJMA prepared that illustrate Moss Park’s past, present and possible ideas for it’s future.
Images courtesy of MJMA