Educational Institutions Established

“As a result of several years of discussion on the subject of education of Landscape Architects inCanada, the Education Committee felt that 1961 was the time to establish a school. Activity regarding the course awaited the Ontario Government decision to give university status to theOntario Agricultural College… A very important event (1962) was the appointment of Victor Chanasyk as Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Department of Horticulture, Ontario Agricultural College (now the School of Landscape Architecture, University of Guelph)…

…In September, 1964, the course in Landscape Architecture was started at the University ofGuelph; a real milestone!… In 1965, the University of Toronto had a Landscape Architecture curriculum approved by the Senate under the direction of Michael Hough and Richard Strong” (F.B., manuscript).

Component Associations

The change in CSLA from a society of individual members to an organization of component associations began in 1962. “In 1962, Louis Perron was the chairman of the committee which prepared a brief for the Parent Commission on Education in Quebec Province. As a result of the Parent brief it was finally decided that CSLA chapters should bear the names of the Provinces in order to obtain provincial charters” (F.B., manuscript).The Central Chapter of the CSLA, which had been formed in 1960, was renamed the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects, and incorporated by letters patent in 1968. Until this time the CSLA had been a predominantly Ontariobased organization, but membership in other provinces was steadily increasing, and the legislation required to put the profession on a legally recognized basis would be created through the provinces. From this point on Ontario landscape architects were represented by the OALA, and the CSLA became a parent organization.