Canal Park in Dundas is part of the larger system “Cootes to Escarpment” which will protect, restore and connect more than 3,900 acres of natural lands at the west end of Lake Ontario. It is a collaborative effort encompassing hundreds of community members and organizations.
OMC Landscape Architecture assisted the Hamilton Conservation Authority with Phase 1 of Eco Park, constructed on the site of the former Veldhuis Greenhouses in Dundas, Ontario.
The site was raised in elevation, for soil remediation and flooding. A remnant of the greenhouse complex – a brick chimney was retained in support of the Chimney Swift, a bird which is currently in decline in Canada.
We worked with Conservation Authority staff and our ecologist to develop suitable plant species for the restoration of this landscape and re-purposing as a public park that includes trails, floating habitat (islands), and naturalized planting areas. The viewing deck and interpretive features were added by others as later phases.
The landscape architectural team prepared grading and planting plans for the phase 1 Tender. In addition to an ecologist, our team included exp (Hamilton) who prepared structural drawings for the viewing deck, and services associated with the preservation of the chimney.
The park officially opened in 2016.
Canal Park – Dundas, Ontario
Hamilton Conservation Authority
Detailed Design and Tender Phase 1