Part of NAK’s work in the revitalization of Regent Park was One Cole, a mixed-use tower community consisting of over 250 residential units along with a full-size grocery store and other retail. At the centre of the development is the Sky Park, a 0.5 acre urban park on the roof of the ground-floor commercial building. The park is an important new open space for the neighbourhood featuring an open lawn for play, accessible pathways, contemplative garden areas, a community patio with cooking facilities, and a terrace with community garden beds overlooking the park. The park’s design uses intensive green roof technology to support 40 full-size shade trees and a wide variety of shrub and perennial plantings. Xeriscape principles and an extensive bio-filtration system were used to maximize available rainwater for irrigation.
2012 Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, Intensive Residential Green Roof Award
2012 Architecture Canada / CIP / CSLA, National Urban Design Merit Award
2011 Toronto Urban Design Awards, Award of Excellence
2010 BILD Awards, Places to Grow Community of the Year
2010 City of Toronto Green Design Award
Toronto, Ontario, Canada