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When the Markham planning department asked OpenCity to design a new park in the Leitchcroft neighbourhood, one of Markham’s fastest growing new communities, we knew we had our work cut out for us. Markham is a major destination for Canadian newcomers. With nearly 60% of residents born outside of the country, it is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. Our challenge was to create a public space that would attract a wide range of residents from many different cultures.

After working with the community, running workshops and listening in on forums, we had a clear understanding of what the Leichtcroft Park had to become. And with our recommendations, the space transformed into a cultural hub for the neighborhood. Today the Leichtcroft Park is a welcoming space for everyone to enjoy.

Read about our Leitchcroft Park work here