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    • Children’s Playground Allan Gardens Toronto, Ontario COMMUNITY MEETING 2012 March 22 Preliminary Design Concept City of Toronto Eguchi Associates Landscape Architects
    • 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 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
    • Dog Off-leash area was the first initiative of the Masterplan.The Playground helps to ‘balance the demographics’ of AllanGardens.
    • 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 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 2012 March 22 Discussion City of Toronto Eguchi Associates Landscape Architects