Cornelia Oberlander to present new park design April 1|
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The Wellesley Central Health Corporation has engaged Cornelia Oberlander, an
internationally acclaimed landscape architect, to design a potential new park
for part of the Wellesley Hospital Lands. Oberlander will present her proposal
at a public lecture entitled: "Healthy City Landscapes - Recent Work and a Plan
for a New Public Park in Downtown Toronto."
Sponsored by the Wellesley Central Health Corporation, the City of Toronto,
Rogers Communications Inc. and the Upper Jarvis Neighbourhood Association, the
lecture will take place on Tuesday, April 1 at the Velma Rogers Graham Theatre,
Rogers Building (333 Bloor Street East entrance; wheelchair accessible).
Refreshments at 6 p.m.; presentation at 6:30 p.m.
From her base in Vancouver, Cornelia Oberlander has designed landscape
architecture for many public projects including the National Arts Centre in
Ottawa, the Canadian Embassy in Berlin and the Canadian Chancellery in
Washington, DC. She believes that it is imperative to provide "green living for
city dwellers." According to Simon Fraser University, "Vancouver is greener and
more liveable because of Oberlander's landscapes at Robson Square, the downtown
public library and UBC's Museum of Anthropology."
On presenting the Order of Canada to Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, C.M., FCSLA,
FASLA in 1990, the late Governor General Ray Hnatyshyn said: "Canada's premier
landscape architect, she is known for integrating her designs in the overall
architectural project with the natural environment, yet always adding a unique
vision and dimension. Her expert technical knowledge is coupled with her
concern for expressing cultural, social and environmental concepts in her work
and is reflected in her many projects for the young, the old, and for the
public at large."
Ron Soskolne, Executive Vice President, Real Estate, Wellesley Central Health
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