Landscape Management

Courthouse Square

Goderich, Ontario
The Planning Partnership Ltd.

LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT – Regional Citation Award
Faced with the devastation left by the tornado of August 2011, the Town of Goderich retained The Planning Partnership to prepare a Landscape Plan and Planting Strategy for a restored Courthouse Square. As a primary component of the greater Downtown Core Area Master Planning efforts, the process began with a 3-day community workshop, and evolved through extensive stakeholder involvement and tremendous community interest, to reflect the desired vision for an effective and long lasting landscape strategy. The project team, led by David Leinster and Michael Ormston-Holloway aimed to restore the square with a particular emphasis on soils and root strength, which had previously been deteriorated and weakened through mismanagement.