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Ground 47

President's Message: A message from Jane Welsh, OALA President
Editorial Board Message: A message from Eric Klaver, Chair, Ground Editorial Board
De-colonizing: Indigenization at Evergreen
Outreach: The power of reconciliation
Notes: A miscellany of news and events
Process: The power of asking why
Leading with Landscapes: Landscape architects bring delight to large urban infrastructure projects
Round Table: A seat at the table
The Power's in the Process: What we can learn from artist interventions in planning and design
Children's Lands: Empowering children to lead sustainably
Professional Practice: The power to influence public policy
Artifact: Musical mushrooms


Glyn Bowerman

Photo Editor
Jasper Flores

OALA Editorial Board
Kanwal Aftab
Shannon Baker
Trish Clarke
Jasper Flores
Eric Gordon
Aaron Hernandez
Eric Klaver (chair)
Phaedra Maicantis
Nadja Pausch
Le’ Ann Seely
Katie Strang
Sarah Turkenicz
Andrew Taylor
Devin Tepleski

Web Editor
Jennifer Foden

Social Media Manager
Jennifer Foden

Art Direction/Design
Noël Nanton/typotherapy

Advertising Inquiries
[email protected]

Photograph of The Bentway water feature by Nic Lehoux. See page 08.

Ground: Landscape Architect Quarterly is published four times a year by the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects.

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Copyright © 2019 by the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects.
Contributors retain copyright of their work. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 0847-3080
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2019 OALA Governing Council

Jane Welsh

Vice President
Kendall Flower

Steve Barnhart

Stefan Fediuk

Past President
Doris Chee

Cynthia Graham
Cameron Smith
Justin Whalen

Associate Councillor—Senior
Mark Hillmer

Associate Councillor—Junior
Leah Lanteigne

Lay Councillor
Peter Hersics

Appointed Educator
University of Toronto

Appointed Educator
University of Guelph
Brendan Stewart

University of Toronto Student Representative
Elspeth Holland

University of Guelph Student Representative
Devon Kleinjan

OALA Staff

Executive Director
Aina Budrevics

Ingrid Little

Sarah Manteuffel

About Ground
Ground: Landscape Architect Quarterly is published by the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects and provides an open forum for the exchange of ideas and information related to the profession of landscape architecture. Letters to the editor, article proposals, and feedback are encouraged. For submission guidelines, contact Ground at [email protected]. Ground reserves the right to edit all submissions. The views expressed in the magazine are those of the writers and not necessarily the views of the OALA and its Governing Council.

Upcoming Issues of Ground

Ground 48 (Winter)
Death & Renewal
Deadline for advertising space reservations: October 9, 2019

Ground 49 (Spring)
Deadline for advertising space reservations: January 14, 2020
Deadline for editorial proposals: October 15, 2019

The image on the cover, as well as page 07 of Ground 46 (Summer 2019) was misattributed to Lynnette Postuma. The image is actually by Mathew Ediger.

In the same issue, we would like to acknowledge StreetARToronto as the producer of Lynnette Postuma’s ‘Gradation’ mural, pictured on page 10, for greater context.

About the OALA
The Ontario Association of Landscape Architects works to promote and advance the profession of landscape architecture and maintain standards of professional practice consistent with the public interest. The OALA promotes public understanding of the profession and the advancement of the practice of landscape architecture. In support of the improvement and/or conservation of the natural, cultural, social and built environments, the OALA undertakes activities including promotion to governments, professionals and developers of the standards and benefits of landscape architecture.

Advisory Panel

  • Andrew B. Anderson, BLA, MSc. World Heritage Management Landscape & Heritage Expert, Oman Botanic Garden
  • John Danahy, OALA, Associate Professor, University of Toronto
  • George Dark, OALA, FCSLA, ASLA, Principal, Urban Strategies Inc., Toronto
  • Real Eguchi, OALA, Eguchi Associates Landscape Architects, Toronto
  • Donna Hinde, OALA, FCSLA, Partner, The Planning Partnership, Toronto
  • Ryan James, OALA, Senior Landscape Architect, Novatech, Ottawa
  • Alissa North, OALA, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Principal of North Design Office, Toronto
  • Peter North, OALA, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Principal of North Design Office, Toronto
  • Nathan Perkins, MLA, PhD, ASLA, Associate Professor, University of Guelph
  • Victoria Taylor, OALA, Principal, Victoria Taylor Landscape Architect, Toronto
  • Jim Vafiades, OALA, FCSLA, Senior Landscape Architect, Stantec, Toronto