PLANT friend and collaborator Peter Schaudt was kind enough to share one of his wife Janet’s most recent acquisitions: an “antique” copy of Architectural Forum that features a story on the unveiling of Nathan Phillips Square in 1965. The piece argues that “the square is a generous forecourt, but a rather lifeless and under-detailed space”. Half a century later, our team’s revitalization of the site has transformed this iconic space into a lush metropolitan haven, one that boasts the largest publicly accessible green roof garden in Canada.

“Singular Symbol for Toronto: City Hall” Architectural Forum, November 1965.