The City of Toronto, in partnership with local community groups, has won the Downtown Achievement Award of Excellence in Public Space for the innovative Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden. CSL Group had the privilege to install the peace gardens and work with the Toronto community. The installation was selected from among 17 qualified submissions in the same category.

The community transformed the intersection into a landmark and gathering space that celebrates the area’s Indigenous history and symbolizes the aspiration to positive international relationships.

Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden

The International Downtown Association (IDA) will officially present the award during a conference in Texas later this month. The Public Space category recognizes capital improvements that have enhanced the urban design, transportation methods, physical function, or economic viability of downtown and the community.

Founded in 1954, the IDA is the premier organization for urban place professionals who are shaping and activating dynamic city center districts. Members are city builders and downtown champions who bring urban centers to life, bridging the gap between the public and private sectors. The association represents an industry of more than 2,500 place management organizations, employing 100,000 people throughout North America and growing rapidly around the world.