On December 4, PLANT’s Phase 1 Implementation of Master Plan Streetscape Improvements in Forest Hill Village won a 2018 TABIA Award. Bestowed annually by the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas, the awards recognize excellence in design and programming initiatives that contribute to the vitality, amenity and distinctiveness of the city’s main-street retail districts. PLANT grouped seats, benches and custom green terrazzo planters to create conversation zones along Spadina Road. The planters, which extend the forms and materials palette of PLANT’s Forest Hill Village North Gateway at Suydam Park out to the adjacent retail district, were designed to do double duty as coffee tables. The latest win brings our TABIA total up to seven awards within the past three years.