Children’s Playground       Allan Gardens      Toronto, Ontario               COMMUNITY                 MEETING           ...
PURPOSE / OUTLINE OF MEETING
BACKGROUND TO DESIGN
Masterplan     2006Background to Design
Masterplan: Vision-Horticulture-Heritage-Tourism-Community
Some Masterplan ObjectivesApplicable to the Playground1. To revitalize Allan Gardens as a   place of horticultural excelle...
Dog Off-leash area was the first initiative of the Masterplan.The Playground helps to ‘balance the demographics’ of AllanG...
Playground Visitors / CommunityBackground to Design
Context AnalysisBackground to Design
Allan Gardens Overall Site   Background to Design
Playground and larger study area
Playground Edges             Playground Edges
Playground Site AnalysisBackground to Design
View East Towards Boiler Room
View South East Towards Site   +/- 25 m
View North-West Towards Site
Trees and TPZ’sGrades
Background to DesignPlayground Comparisons
Neshama Playground
Rosedale Park
CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
Some General Objectives                                                     1.   To revitalize Allan                      ...
Allan Garden Plant Collections /Children’sGardens1. Relate the experiences of the plant   collection and Children’s Garden...
1. Perimeter Barrier 2. Entrances: Limited 3. Drinking Fountain: Not included. 4. Accessible Washroom: Not included. 5. Sw...
Pollen NationDESIGN
Design Overview    Basic Elements Safety and Security
Design Zones
Circulation
Tour of Playground Places
Grand Floral Tree Entrance
Grand Floral Tree Entrance
Grand Floral Tree Entrance
Leaf Walk Berry Hop
Horizontal Iconic Feature
Leaf Walk Berry Hop
HoppingStones
Hopping Stones
Cacti Play 6 TO 12
Cacti Play 6 TO 12
Kompan GalaxyCacti Play 6 TO 12
Kompan EdgeCacti Play 6 TO 12
Cacti Play 6 TO 12
Swings Rotating Climber
Swings Rotating Climber
Succulents Play 2 to 5
Succulents Play 2 to 5
Succulents Play 2 to 5
Succulents Play 2 to 5
Ontario Apple Orchard
Ontario Apple Orchard
Plant Anatomy: Stamens?
Alternative to Old Apple Orchard (Enclosed Play)
Sand Petal Nature Play
Sand Petal Nature Play
Water and Sand
Shady Retreat Stoller Parking
Shady Retreat Stroller Parking
Green Arts Walk
Green Arts Walk
Supportive & Thematic Elements (potential)
Three Sisters
Three Sisters’ Mythology
Three Sisters
Discrete Play Elements
Discrete Play Equipment
Fencing/ Screening
Fencing/ Screening
Vertical Iconic Feature
Columns and Gateways
Existing Decorative Site Element
Living WallsCommunity Mosaic
Living Walls
Community Mosaic
High Quality Signage
Heritage Architecture Acknowledged
Safety Surfacing
Roberto Burle Marx
Engineered Wood Fibre Two Age Groups
Picnic Forest
Site Furnishings
Alternative Seating
Children’s Playground       Allan Gardens      Toronto, Ontario               COMMUNITY                 MEETING           ...
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
Allan gardens draft playground presentation
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Allan gardens draft playground presentation

  1. 1. Children’s Playground Allan Gardens Toronto, Ontario COMMUNITY MEETING 2012 March 22 Preliminary Design Concept City of Toronto Eguchi Associates Landscape Architects
  2. 2. PURPOSE / OUTLINE OF MEETING
  3. 3. BACKGROUND TO DESIGN
  4. 4. Masterplan 2006Background to Design
  5. 5. Masterplan: Vision-Horticulture-Heritage-Tourism-Community
  6. 6. Some Masterplan ObjectivesApplicable to the Playground1. To revitalize Allan Gardens as a place of horticultural excellence.2. To develop Allan Gardens as a critical cultural asset and destination in Toronto and as a significant heritage resource.3. To ensure that Allan Gardens evolves as a community focus that responds to the needs of the people that live and work in the neighbourhood. Featured Parks City of Toronto Website
  7. 7. Dog Off-leash area was the first initiative of the Masterplan.The Playground helps to ‘balance the demographics’ of AllanGardens.
  8. 8. Playground Visitors / CommunityBackground to Design
  9. 9. Context AnalysisBackground to Design
  10. 10. Allan Gardens Overall Site Background to Design
  11. 11. Playground and larger study area
  12. 12. Playground Edges Playground Edges
  13. 13. Playground Site AnalysisBackground to Design
  14. 14. View East Towards Boiler Room
  15. 15. View South East Towards Site +/- 25 m
  16. 16. View North-West Towards Site
  17. 17. Trees and TPZ’sGrades
  18. 18. Background to DesignPlayground Comparisons
  19. 19. Neshama Playground
  20. 20. Rosedale Park
  21. 21. CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
  22. 22. Some General Objectives 1. To revitalize Allan Gardens as a place of1. To design a playground unique to its place and horticultural excellence. time. To embrace the principles and objectives of the masterplan. 2. To develop Allan Gardens as a critical cultural destination in2. To develop a community facility with great play Toronto and as a value that is challenging and safe and enhances significant heritage resource. health and growth. 3. To ensure that Allan Gardens evolves as a community focus that responds to the needs of the people who live and work in the neighbourhood.Vision, Goal, Approach
  23. 23. Allan Garden Plant Collections /Children’sGardens1. Relate the experiences of the plant collection and Children’s Gardens with those in the playground.Horticulture Defined1. The cultivation of a garden, orchard, or nursery; the cultivation of flowers, fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants.2. The science and art of cultivating such plants. hortus = garden culture = cultivationThemes
  24. 24. 1. Perimeter Barrier 2. Entrances: Limited 3. Drinking Fountain: Not included. 4. Accessible Washroom: Not included. 5. Swings: Essential 6. Play Equipment: Different Age Groups and Play Value 7. Nature Play: Sand and Water 8. Inclusive Design: AODA 9. ShadeProgram, Issues and Parameters
  25. 25. Pollen NationDESIGN
  26. 26. Design Overview Basic Elements Safety and Security
  27. 27. Design Zones
  28. 28. Circulation
  29. 29. Tour of Playground Places
  30. 30. Grand Floral Tree Entrance
  31. 31. Grand Floral Tree Entrance
  32. 32. Grand Floral Tree Entrance
  33. 33. Leaf Walk Berry Hop
  34. 34. Horizontal Iconic Feature
  35. 35. Leaf Walk Berry Hop
  36. 36. HoppingStones
  37. 37. Hopping Stones
  38. 38. Cacti Play 6 TO 12
  39. 39. Cacti Play 6 TO 12
  40. 40. Kompan GalaxyCacti Play 6 TO 12
  41. 41. Kompan EdgeCacti Play 6 TO 12
  42. 42. Cacti Play 6 TO 12
  43. 43. Swings Rotating Climber
  44. 44. Swings Rotating Climber
  45. 45. Succulents Play 2 to 5
  46. 46. Succulents Play 2 to 5
  47. 47. Succulents Play 2 to 5
  48. 48. Succulents Play 2 to 5
  49. 49. Ontario Apple Orchard
  50. 50. Ontario Apple Orchard
  51. 51. Plant Anatomy: Stamens?
  52. 52. Alternative to Old Apple Orchard (Enclosed Play)
  53. 53. Sand Petal Nature Play
  54. 54. Sand Petal Nature Play
  55. 55. Water and Sand
  56. 56. Shady Retreat Stoller Parking
  57. 57. Shady Retreat Stroller Parking
  58. 58. Green Arts Walk
  59. 59. Green Arts Walk
  60. 60. Supportive & Thematic Elements (potential)
  61. 61. Three Sisters
  62. 62. Three Sisters’ Mythology
  63. 63. Three Sisters
  64. 64. Discrete Play Elements
  65. 65. Discrete Play Equipment
  66. 66. Fencing/ Screening
  67. 67. Fencing/ Screening
  68. 68. Vertical Iconic Feature
  69. 69. Columns and Gateways
  70. 70. Existing Decorative Site Element
  71. 71. Living WallsCommunity Mosaic
  72. 72. Living Walls
  73. 73. Community Mosaic
  74. 74. High Quality Signage
  75. 75. Heritage Architecture Acknowledged
  76. 76. Safety Surfacing
  77. 77. Roberto Burle Marx
  78. 78. Engineered Wood Fibre Two Age Groups
  79. 79. Picnic Forest
  80. 80. Site Furnishings
  81. 81. Alternative Seating
  82. 82. Children’s Playground Allan Gardens Toronto, Ontario COMMUNITY MEETING 2012 March 22 Discussion City of Toronto Eguchi Associates Landscape Architects

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