Why this is a great design
Designed by leading Canadian landscape architects Phillips Farevaag, Smallenberg, Sherbourne Common was designed to inspire “life at the lake” through its Canadian lake’s edge landscape, composed of the woods, the water, and the green. Civic space, public use, play and sustainability come together to make this space both a neigbourhood park and city-wide destination.
The park’s signature design features a 240 metre water channel connecting three dramatic Light Showers designed by Vancouver artist Jill Anholt. These dynamic concrete, glass and stainless steel sculptures are a unique and seamless blend of art and innovation.
Designed by Teeple Architects, the parks zinc pavilion houses washroom facilities, park operations and a UV filtration system. It received an Award of Merit from the 2009 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence.
Since opening, Sherbourne Common has received a dozen awards for its inspired design and engineering, including a 2013 American Society of Landscape Architects Honour Award, a 2013 Toronto Urban Design Award of Merit, a 2012 National Urban Design Award and a Gold Award for Landscape Architecture at the 2011 Design Exchange Awards in Toronto.