Rideau Canal Multi-use Crossing – Canadian Society of Landscape Architects – Award of Excellence

The plan was designed to foster healthy communities by promoting active transportation through enhanced pedestrian and cycling connectivity, and to promote environmental health through decreased automobile use.

Rideau Canal Project Honoured for Planning Excellence

The Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) has honoured the Rideau Canal Multi-use Crossing Environmental Study with a 2013 Award of Excellence, selecting the project for a Regional Citation in Planning & Analysis.

MMM Group was retained by the City of Ottawa to undertake the planning of a new multi-use bridge crossing on the Rideau Canal, between Bank Street and the Pretoria Bridge, to provide a much needed functional connection in support of the City’s broader sustainability objectives.

The plan was designed to foster healthy communities by promoting active transportation through enhanced pedestrian and cycling connectivity, and to promote environmental health through decreased automobile use. MMM was responsible for environmental assessment, functional design, planning, and publication consultation, while DTAH was the sub-consultant for architectural, urban, and landscape design.

The voice of landscape architecture in Canada, the CSLA is dedicated to advancing the art, the science and the practice of landscape architecture. Through its annual Awards of Excellence program, the CSLA honours exceptional projects that demonstrate distinctive design, ground-breaking research, sustainable landscape management and much more. Winners are selected by a national jury of leading landscape architects across many areas of expertise.

The 2013 Awards of Excellence will be officially presented at the annual CSLA Gala, which will be held at the Hotel Saskatchewan in Regina on Saturday, July 13th.