Remington Square

An ideal setting for a one-of-a-kind carousel

Client The Remington Group

The Pride of Canada carousel was commissioned to be a notable Markham attraction. Our client wanted an outdoor space that showcases the carousel while providing a central place where people can meet and linger. Benches furnish seating in sun and shade and a large reflecting pool is set directly in front of the open glass pavilion that houses the carousel.

The pool transforms into a skating rink in winter, with a water play feature at one end for summer fun. Permeable pavers manage rainfall on the plaza, and native plants and grasses soften the space and define its boundaries. A large bioswale adjacent to the square infiltrates storm water run-off, providing a low impact and sustainable design solution. The plaza’s flexible design can accommodate larger functions by connecting directly to the adjacent parking lot with no curbs or grade changes.

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Category
Public Spaces

Facts

Markham, Canada
Opened 2016

Services

  • Landscape Architecture
  • Construction Documents
  • Contract Administration

Project Team

FORREC Ltd.; Pavilion Design by Quadrangle Architects

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