NAK Design Strategies was invited by various land owners to participate in the creation and implementation of a design vision for a new residential community surrounding the site of the 1970 Flight 621 crash in Brampton. Central to the community plan is the sensitive and thoughtful design of a memorial garden dedicated to the 109 people who perished in the tragedy. The memorial garden is a quiet and contemplative space; offering respite, peace and comfort to all affected by the event. 109 peaked white granite markers are set in a grid of black granite chip paving, bordered on one side by a fluid, serpentine perimeter of white paving and a natural garden edge on the other. A large boulder with a commemorative granite plaque sits at its edge. Mass lilac plantings, a favorite of some crash victims, surround the memorial and add to the garden’s sensory calm experience.


Brampton, Ontario, Canada