Overview

Mount Pleasant Civic Square is the focal urban open space of Mount Pleasant Village, a higher-density, mixed-use Transit-Oriented Development in Brampton. The Square integrates multiple uses – residential, retail, educational and cultural – with a bustling train and bus transit hub in a central civic space. The three acre square includes an open lawn, perimeter boardwalk, children’s play area, plaza, and a restored heritage train station. A central reflecting pool offers tranquility in warmer months and is transformed into a skating rink during the winter, providing year-round animation in the square. NAK Design Strategies also worked with artist Ron Baird to incorporate three free-standing, laser-cut steel panels and a central clock tower which celebrate Mount Pleasant’s railroad heritage.

Awards

2013 Making Cities Livable Award

2012 Heritage Canada Foundation, National Achievement Award, Brampton CPR Station

2012 City of Brampton Urban Design Awards: New Neighbourhood, Mount Pleasant Village Civic Square, Future Mount Pleasant Community, Live/Work Buildings

2012 BILD Awards, Project of the Year & Places to Grow

2012 Ontario General Contractors Association Award

Location

Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Results

Transit-Oriented Development creates walkable urban neighbourhood in suburban city