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

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