Design firms Perkins+Will and PLANT Architect received a 2016 Governor Generals Medals in Architecture for their work on Toronto’s City Hall, where they opened up the square, improved the theatre stage, erected a snack bar, redesigned the peace garden, and converted unused closed off space to a public park (the podium green roof).
The green roof totals over 36,000 square feet in size, and was custom grown by LiveRoof Ontario, Inc. of Mount-Brydges, Ontario. Flynn Canada installed the planted roof in the fall of 2009. A walking tour map of the green roof complete with plant information is available on the City of Toronto’s website.
Andrew Frontini of Perkins + Will reviews key features in the original design and explains how the revitalization is a major landmark for modern architecture in this virtual tour hosted on Metro News Canada.