George Dark, FCSLA, FASLA, OALA, Senior Consultant, Landscape Architect and Urban Designer at Urban Strategies, is a member of both the College of Fellows of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects and the Council of Fellows of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He is the recipient of the Governor General’s Medal in Landscape Architecture (GGMLA), the highest honour bestowed on a Landscape Architect by the CSLA. A Partner of Urban Strategies for 26 years, George is now acting as a Senior Consultant, collaborating with us to lead the strategic design direction of large scale urban regeneration projects for some of the largest urban projects in Canada. George assists public and private organizations with institutional strengthening, design management and civic urban design process. George is very active in the charitable and not for profit sectors having served as Board Chair of the Evergreen Foundation of Canada for over 12 years while creating Brickworks, leading to his appointment as Chairman Emeritus of the organization. He is currently Chairman of the Board of the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto and is a Trustee of the McMichael Canadian Collection Gallery, chairing the Property and Buildings Committee of the Board of Trustees. George is the Past Founding Chair of the Academic Advisory Council of the Willowbank School of Restoration Arts.
Toronto Waterfront Revitalization
Toronto is well on the road to implementing a comprehensive strategy for the renewal of its waterfront.
City of Hamilton1998 - 2000, 2002 - 2005
Ottawa Mid-Centretown Community Design Plan2010 - Present
Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
The Vision: create a client-centred hub for interaction and collaboration; design an urban village integrated with the surrounding city; and respect the landscape with its healthy green spaces.