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Monteith Brown Planning Consultants - Design: Representative Projects

Representative Projects

Downtown Revitalization Project


City of St. Thomas

This study provided the City of St. Thomas with a comprehensive framework to assist in determining the next steps for the revitalization of heritage rail assets in the City's historic downtown. A detailed review of earlier studies was completed and key informant workshops were conducted to document the current status of each recommendation, actions taken to date, and any challenges to implementation. Key priorities and commonalities emerging from the studies were analyzed with input received at the key informant workshop, including: The Restoration of the Canada Southern Railway (CASO) Station; Public Accessibility; Linking Rail Heritage, Tourism and Community Assets; Railway Theming; and Partnering and Building Community Capacity.


Theme, Wayfinding & Signage
Master Plan

Town of Amherstburg

MBPC undertook an assessment of the design features within the public rights-of-way leading into and including the heritage commercial core of the Town of Amherstburg. In an effort to bolster tourism and increase traffic into the historic core, we established a district theme, created a wayfinding program, and developed signage designs for vehicular and pedestrian traffic, including potential linkage improvements and parking upgrades. The process was supported through a comprehensive public consultation program involving a design charrette with key stakeholders, the Chamber of Commerce, and the general public.


Innisfil Beach Park Future Directions Plan


Town of Innisfil

As part of the Town's Leisure Master Plan, we were retained to determine the short and long term culture, parks, and recreation needs and priorities of urban, rural, and seasonal residents in Innisfil. We utilized the results of that analysis to develop a framework to guide the future development of Innisfil Beach Park. After conducting several design Charrette session with stakeholders and Town residents, MBPC led a Team in the design of several conceptual park development plans that were vetted through a comprehensive community consultation process to identify the preferred design solution. Recommended design features focused on the improvement of pedestrian access, infrastructure, and amenities both active and passive, and the development of features that appealed to both residents and visitors.


Lorne Park Master Plan


City of Brantford

Lorne Park in Brantford has been coined that City's premier horticultural park. Reclaimed from the Grand River in the early 1900's the park has become “the heart of the community's parks inventory”. Over the years, heavy use of this small site as a major tourist destination resulted in conflicts relating to traffic, parking, amenities, memorial features, trails, and the need for expansion. MBPC led a multi-disciplinary Team in the development of a Master Plan for Lorne Park designed to assist staff and residents in making sound decisions regarding future development in and adjacent to the park as the city continues to grow and change. Public input and urban and landscape design were key components of the master plan process and a number of community workshops were held to assist in defining the preferred plan. The recommendations of the Master Plan included the beautification of a historic gateway into the downtown with elaborate carpet bed displays and floral gardens, the creation of a showcase to complement other local civic showpieces, and the design of a linear recreational experience.

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