Urban Forest Plan



Main Campus Improvement Concept
13. Main Campus Improvement Concept



West Campus Improvement Concept
14. West Campus Improvement Concept


B    Recommendations for Each Space

1        Summerhill Park
2        Kingston Field
3        Benidickson Field
4        Arch, Deacon and Barrie Streets
5        Medical Quadrangle
6        Miller, Humphrey, Kathleen Ryan Halls
7        Fifth Field Company Lane (Formerly Campus Road)
8        Inner Campus
9        University Avenue
10        University Avenue - East Side Yards
11        Union Street
12        Applied Engineering Block
13        Dunning-Macdonald Courtyard
14        Richardson Courtyard
15        Mackintosh-Corry Exterior Street and Arts Quadrangle
16        Policy Studies Courtyard
17        Tindall Field and Parking lot
18        Queen’s Crescent and Stuart Street West
19        Stuart Street East
20        University Club
21        Lower University Avenue and Central Heating Plant
22        Lower East Campus
23        Leonard Field
24        West Campus: Duncan McArthur and Jean Royce Halls
25        West Campus: John Orr Tower and Water Tower
26        West Campus: Richardson Stadium
27        West Campus: Boundary Hedgerows
28        Donald Gordon Centre


In this section each landscape space is reviewed in terms of its landscape typology and significance, tree condition assessment and recommendations on what can be done. A general approach to design and specific species for each space are suggested. The priority ranking for funding and upgrades is based on these criteria: tree condition, value of the space and maintenance required.

The overall improvement concept for the main and west campus illustrates how the recommended redevelopment and maintenance may be applied. It represents a vision of the campus with a renewed urban forest and as such is quite conceptual. Detailed site design would be required for landscape reconstruction projects.

The base map for the improvement concept is a composite of existing conditions and those selected from the 1994 Campus Plan Demonstration Plan. This was done on purpose, recognizing the longer time horizon for some areas of the Demonstration Plan to be realized. Therefore, where existing conditions are likely to remain for the near term, existing conditions are shown so that remedial actions can proceed, but with longer term development intentions in mind. Excerpts of the overall improvement concept also appear with the discussion of each space.

The table below summarizes the priorities.

Priority 1 Priority 2 Priority 3
1 Summerhill Park 7 Fifth Field Company Drive 4 Arch, Deacon and Barrie Streets
2 Kingston Field 10 University Avenue-East Side Yards 6 Miller, Humphrey, Kathleen Ryan Halls
3 Benidickson Field 17 Tindall Field and Parking Lot 8 Inner Campus
5 Medical Quadrangle 18 Queen's Crescent and Stuart Street West 12 Applied Engineering Block
9 University Avenue 21 Lower University Avenue and Central Heating Plant 16 Policy Studies Courtyard
11 Union Street 24 West Campus: Duncan McArthur and Jean Royce Halls 19 Stuart Street East
13 Dunning-Macdonald Courtyard 25 West Campus: John Orr Tower and Water Tower 20 University Club
14 Richardson Courtyard 26 West Campus: Richardson Stadium and Practice Fields 22 Lower East Campus
15 Mackintosh-Corry Hall Exterior Street and Arts Quadrangle 23 Leonard Field
27 West Campus: Boundary Hedgerows
28 Donald Gordon Centre