PLANT Architect designing Dundas-Roncesvalles Peace Garden in Toronto

The Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden Group aims to create a new public garden destined to be part of the 1812 Binational Peace Garden Trail network. It will be located at a historically interesting bend in Dundas Street at the intersection of Roncesvalles Avenue in Toronto’s west end. The Peace Garden will commemorate the peace following the War of 1812 and celebrate the significance of this winding road.

This portion of Dundas Street has Aboriginal trail origins, and was greatly improved to be a fully functional road in the summer of 1813 by York Militia during the War of 1812. Local Aboriginal warriors and York Militia used the trail during the Battle of York on April 27, 1813.

PLANT Architect’s design for the new Dundas-Roncesvalles Peace Garden in downtown Toronto creates a simple and naturalistic community garden that provides space for gathering, contemplation, and public enjoyment.

The project is being developed with the City of Toronto Economic Development & Culture Division and Roncesvalles Village BIA, in collaboration with community and business organizations, artists, historians, local students and residents, environmentalists, horticulturalists, and First Nations people whose ancestors inhabited the area. 

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