Vaughan, ON
Client: Jewish Federation of Toronto
Size: 2.5 hectares
Completion: 2015
The new Jewish Community Campus in Vaughan Ontario has become the central focus for the urban community north of central Toronto. Constructed and managed by the Jewish Federation of Toronto, phase one of this extensive initiative is comprised of a Jewish High School (CHAT), a large Community Centre, a residence for disabled adults (Reena), a municipal park, extensive walkways, outdoor courtyards, outdoor swimming pools and parking. The landscape design complements the iconic architecture to provide a strong narrative that combines Jewish themes with the programs that are expected from a major community amenity. Special emphasis was placed on the unique paving and lighting design, the delineation of the outdoor courts and the provision of landscape elements that promote safe spaces. Designed for future expansion, this Centre will service the community for many years to come.