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Ground 49

President’s Message: A message from Jane Welsh, OALA President
Editorial Board Message: A message from Eric Klaver, Chair, Ground Editorial Board
Gardens: From lawns to lettuce
Health: Toxic turf
Ecology: On ‘plant life’
Landscapes for Longterm Care
Round Table: Beyond Barriers
Walking in Brampton
Gender Diversity in a Changing Climate
plazaPOPS: Accessing the urban suburban
Letter From: New York City
Notes: A miscellany of news and events
Artifact: Toronto Biennial


Glyn Bowerman

Photo Editor
Jasper Flores

OALA Editorial Board
Kanwal Aftab
Shannon Baker
Trish Clarke
Jasper Flores
Eric Gordon
Eric Klaver (chair)
Phaedra Maicantis
Nadja Pausch
Katie Strang
Sarah Turkenicz
Andrew Taylor

Web Editor
Jennifer Foden

Social Media Manager
Jennifer Foden

Art Direction/Design
Noël Nanton/typotherapy

Advertising Inquiries
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Charles G. Williams Park in 2019. Photograph by Eric Gordon. See page 14.

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

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2019–2020 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 Councillor
Liat Margolis

Appointed Educator University of Guelph
Brendan Stewart

Appointed Educator University of Toronto

University of Guelph Student Representative
Devon Kleinjan

University of Toronto Student Representative
Morgan Quinn

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.

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.

Ground Advisory Panel

Andrew B. Anderson, OALA – Inactive Member, 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