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Habitat Concept Plan for Parkland Development at 1 Port Street East, Mississauga, ON

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Title: Habitat Concept Plan for Parkland Development at 1 Port Street East, Mississauga, ON
Author: Khuu, Winona
Department: School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
Program: Landscape Architecture
Advisor: Stewart, Brendan
Abstract: As Mississauga, ON, redevelops its waterfront’s last brownfield sites into parks or mixed-use developments, protecting and enhancing ecosystems becomes an integral part of this process. This thesis aims to develop a habitat concept plan for the proposed breakwater park constructed on lakefill at 1 Port Street East. Methods include: inventory and analysis of the Port Credit waterfront through background research and observations; investigating the design process and ecological considerations for Lake Ontario waterfronts of similar conditions through case studies and key informant interviews; establishing a program for ecological improvement at the site; and analyzing and visualizing the habitat concept plan. The design proposes an elevated meadow and riparian habitat on the proposed lakefill with specific infrastructures that support wildlife and enhance the existing ecosystem. These results will help inform the eventual design of the site and expand the ecologically-focused design opportunities for waterfront parks with similar conditions.
Date: 2021-04
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