The Governor General's Medal in Landscape Architecture (GGMLA) is an occasion for Canadians to celebrate and learn about the contributions that professional landscape architects have made to the urban, rural and wilderness environments of Canada over the last century - since Frederick Todd became the first landscape architect to work in Canada in 1900. The GGMLA is the highest honour bestowed on a landscape architect by the CSLA. The medal is intended to honour exceptional landscape architects whose lifetime achievements and contributions to the profession have had a unique and lasting impact on Canadian society.
About the Medal
The medal is made of pure number 110 copper and plated in 24 k gold. The background is frosted and lettering is raised and polished to a high sheen. It weighs 4.75 oz and measures 2.5 inches in diameter, .25 inches in thickness. The recipient's name is struck in "bright cut". The medal was struck by the Mississauga Mint.