Victoria Park Subway Station and Bus Terminal Replacement

The greening of transit

Client Toronto Transit Commission

This green roof retrofit was the first under the Toronto Transit Commission’s (TTC) green redevelopment plan. The design, installation and maintenance practices we established here set the standard for all future TTC green roofs. At Victoria Park, the design challenge was to find a solution that could be successfully applied to the older roof structures as well as new ones.

We chose a lightweight, pre-vegetated module with a wide variety of sedums and chives that thrive in its shallow planting depth. Low-maintenance and cost-effective, the green roof’s water run-off is directed to the xeriscape planting beds on the ground. This sustainable landscape provides a natural habitat for local birds and insects and an attractive view for commuters and for residents of high-rise buildings that overlook the station. The modular system implemented here is scalable to all of TTC’s future green roof projects.

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  • National Urban Design Award, 2014
  • CSLA Award of Excellence, 2014
  • Toronto Urban Design Award of Excellence, 2013
  • Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Sustainable Communities Award, 2013
  • CSLA Award of Excellence, 2010

Toronto, Canada
3,500 sq m
Opened 2010


  • Landscape Architecture
  • Construction Documents
  • Contract Administration

Project Team

Stevens Group Architects - IBI Group (Lead), FORREC Ltd., Brown & Storey Architects Inc.

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