Gallery: Toronto’s City Hall Podium Sprouts a Green Rooftop Park


Over Memorial Day weekend the City of Toronto unveiled a stunning green roof on top of City Hall, and it is getting glowing praise from all who have seen it. Lloyd Alter was on hand for the opening and got some good shots of the sedum-covered and artfully landscaped roof garden. Toronto-based PLANT Architects led the design team for this gorgeous urban green space, which is part of a much larger plan for the revitalization of Nathan Phillips Square.

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  2. miccomte June 4, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Paul Klee has inspired many painters, including myself. As suche he deserves a great thank you.

  3. Calvin K June 1, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    For us (Torontonians) it was over the Doors Open weekend, since we don’t have Memorial Day (our Remembrance Day is in Nov). It’s a city wide event where many places, buildings, architectures are opened for visit, including places that are normally closed to the public.
    I was at the roof top garden… thought it would be awesome if there were solar panels too! So much real estate exposed to the bright, hot sun.

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