2018 CSLA and OALA Conference


The 2018 CSLA and OALA Conference will be held from Thursday, April 5th, 2018 to Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto.

Register for the conference

Step 1: Read the provisional program, and select your tours and gala tickets

Step 2: Register and buy your tour and gala tickets here

Step 3: Make your hotel reservation

Reservations at the Westin Harbour Castle can be made by calling 1 888 627 8559 and quoting the following group name "CSLA-OALA Conference 2018". To make reservations online, please CLICK HERE.

The standard room rate is $229, plus a 2.66% destination marketing fee.

Purchase Extra Event Tickets

If you have registered for the CSLA-OALA Conference using the link in 'Step 2', above, but would like to buy extra event tickets (such as tours or gala tickets), you can do so using this link: https://oala.ca/2018-csla-oala-conference/. The tickets here will be added to your registration package.

Special Announcement for Students of Landscape Architecture

The CSLA and OALA is offering travel bursaries to attend the CSLA-OALA Conference in Toronto, April 5th to 7th, 2018.

The deadline is 1 March 2018.

for students enrolled in a Canadian landscape architecture program at one the following institutions:
_Université de Montréal
_University of Guelph
_University of Toronto
_University of Manitoba
_University of British Columbia

Learn more...

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Conference Theme

Moving Forward: Addressing Society's Challenges Through New Paradigms in Landscape Architecture

The profession of landscape architecture in Canada is over 100 years old. In 2018, the OALA will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Canadian landscape architects were associated and organized as early as 1934; they celebrated the profession's achievements, promoted its benefits and grew the profession into a force for better communities, healthy societies and greener infrastructures. 

The profession of landscape architecture is critical to creatively resolving important emerging societal issues. These include increased infrastructure demands, the need for resiliency and sustainability in design, new uses of landscapes, and protecting, preserving and respecting historical places. By learning from the past, this conference aims to explore how landscape architects will contribute to solving these issues in the future. Questions to explore include:

  • the expanding role of the landscape architect in a quickly urbanizing world;
  • establishing new paradigms of collaboration as a model for good solutions, including working in interdisciplinary teams;
  • the increasing role of the city region, including its place and ecologies in our landscape;
  • re-defining placemaking, particularly as it applies to the issue of land ownership and indigenous rights;
  • the use of new technology and innovation in contemporary landscape architecture;
  • the need and desire for increasingly resilient and aesthetic urban design to respond to our changing climate.