CSLA's 90th Anniversary (2024)


Celebrating the Past | Imagining the Future: CSLA Celebrates its 90th Anniversary in 2024

With the CSLA’s founding in 1934 as the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and Town Planners, 2024 will see the association celebrating its 90th anniversary. In addition:

  • the MALA will be celebrating its 50th anniversary
  • the LACF will be celebrating 35 years since its first scholarship 
  • the University of Manitoba landscape architecture program will be celebrating its 52nd anniversary with the establishment of the program in 1972 and the first graduating class in 1974

Celebrating this CSLA milestone is an especially important opportunity to build morale, to bring people together and encourage connections, to showcase the CSLA’s track record and to celebrate milestones in the growth of the profession. 


Stay tuned to learn more about the 90th Anniversary activities and initiatives which will roll out from now until 2024, including:

  • Interactive historic timeline of the association and the profession
  • Enhanced College of Fellows biographies with oral history content added
  • Proposal to the Royal Canadian Mint for a commemorative coin
  • Proposing significant landscape architects as Persons of National Historic Significance to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
  • Series of videos by Ron Williams featuring lectures on his book Landscape Architecture in Canada (2014)
  • Commitment to becoming a net zero carbon organization by 2034
  • Recognizing people of importance to the profession through honorary membership
  • Profiling contemporary landscape architects from the 1970s to the 2000s
  • Organizing class reunions at the 2024 Congress
  • Developing events for the 2024 Congress

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