Welland Canal Lands

Welland, Ontario


  • City of Welland

Project Size

  • 300,000 sq. ft.

Completion Date

  • August 2010


  • 2011 Mississauga Urban Design Awards’
    Award of Excellence

CS&P’s Design Guidelines for the historic Welland Canal were developed to improve accessibility and the aesthetic appeal of the parklands adjacent to the new Civic Square, which was also designed by CS&P Architects. The area’s new lighting, signage, pedestrian walkways, structures, gathering spaces, parking and soft landscaping have created a revitalized public awareness of this significant historic site. With similar design principles, the Canal lands, connected with the Civic Square establish a strong sense of visual continuity with the heart of downtown Welland, offering a significant precedent for the redevelopment of this unique urban core.