Cultural Landscapes and Legacy

Committee Activities and Initiatives

Since its founding in early 2021, the Cultural Landscapes and Legacy Committee has:

  1. Provided advice to the CSLA Board on the endorsement of the proposed designation of the Scarboro Subdivision (originally called Sunalta Addition) in Calgary, Alberta as a significant cultural heritage landscape.
  2. Addressed the issue of the Ontario Place redevelopment in a letter
  3. Provided support for The Niagara Foundation's position on the proposed redevelopment of the Rand Estate in Niagara-on-the-Lake by way of a letter to the Honourable Paul Calandra, Minister. The development of this provincially significant heritage asset is anticipated to come before the Ontario Land Tribunal in 2024.

  4. Provided support for the restoration of Centennial Garden in Ottawa's Rockcliffe Park in January 2024.



About the Committee on Cultural Landscapes and Legacy

In the Fall of 2020, the Committee on Cultural Landscapes and Legacy was established by the Board of the CSLA and, since then, the Committee has established refined its mandate and scope, and established the following objectives:

  • Build awareness about the importance of legacy to the profession
  • Establish a national database of landscape assets, identifying those cultural landscapes and landscape architects that merit celebration 
  • Provide research resources and build awareness within the profession and the broader community
  • Employ tools so to advocate for threatened cultural landscapes on a national basis through political engagement and public awareness
  • Showcase, through various means, landscapes of cultural interest from across the country and/or bodies of work to a broader public and professional audience

Committee Members

Chris Grosset (Board Champion)
John Zvonar (Chair)
Carl Bray
Desirée Valadares
Jonathan Cha
Maxime Tudo
Doriena Hassett
Michelle Legault (Ex-Officio)

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