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CABBAGETOWN PARKSCAPE

The Cabbagetown Parkscape project is an urban natural oasis that is to be installed along 200 metres of Parliament Street in Toronto’s Cabbagetown neighbourhood. It is a proof of concept that greener cities increase community cohesiveness, equitable access to nature and profitability of the local businesses.

Constructed in only a few days, the installation will contain 130 truckloads of soil, 3,000 tons of natural materials, 100 new street trees and shrubs, and seating for up to 250 people. Pedestrians can expect a 20-degree Celsius surface temperature decrease in the summer months, and a 50 percent increase in retail foot traffic for local business patrons. Once installed, the Cabbagetown Parkscape will remain in place for 10 weeks during the summer of 2022.

POP UP - CHILDREN & NATURE NETWORK 2017

A collaborative project completed in one of Vancouver’s most beautiful water-front parks for the annual Children & Nature Network Conference.

Each year, the Children & Nature Network Conference is hosted at a different location in North America. For the 2017 conference Bienenstock partnered with Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, TD Friends of the Environment, the Children & Nature Network, and the Canadian Wildlife Federation to bring some glorious and messy nature play to Devonian Harbour Park, in the heart of the city.

TD FEF POP-UP HAMILTON

From July 14th – 18th, 2015, Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds transformed a concrete lot on 46 James North in Hamilton, Ontario into an interactive pop-up park that was open for the public to enjoy and connect with environment. This temporary green space was built to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF).

Trees, grass, and log furniture ensured an oasis-like environment for all to escape, spend time with friends and family, or relax under a shady tree. The park also provided the community with an experience that featured activities, food, and entertainment while working with local business to promote green initiatives.

TD FEF POP-UP TORONTO

To celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2015, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) partnered with Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds, who transformed six urban lots into temporary green spaces. From June 20th – 21st, a portion of Church St. in Toronto, Ontario became an interactive pop-up park that was open for the public to enjoy and connect with environment.

The park provided the community with an experience that featured activities, food, and entertainment while working with local business patrons to promote green initiatives. An oasis-like environment was created for all to escape, spend time with friends and family, or relax under a shady tree with trees, grass, and log furniture.

Dartmouth, NS

To celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2015, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) partnered with Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds, who transformed six urban lots into temporary green spaces. From August 19th – 23rd, a concrete lot in Dartmouth, NS became an interactive pop-up park that was open for the public to enjoy and connect with environment.

The park provided the community with an experience that featured activities, food, and entertainment while working with local business patrons to promote green initiatives. An oasis-like environment was created for all to escape, spend time with friends and family, or relax under a shady tree with trees, grass, and log furniture.

Surrey, BC

From June 3rd – 7th, 2015, Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds transformed a Guilford Town Centre parking lot in Surrey, BC into an interactive pop-up park that was open for the public to enjoy and connect with environment. This temporary green space was built to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF).

The park provided the community with an experience that featured activities, food, and entertainment while working with local business patrons to promote green initiatives. An oasis-like environment was created for all to escape, spend time with friends and family, or relax under a shady tree with trees, grass, and log furniture.

Calgary, AB

To celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2015, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) partnered with Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds, who transformed six urban lots into temporary green spaces. From June 15th – 19th, a parking lot at the intersection of 6th Avenue SW and 4th Street SW in Calgary, Alberta became an interactive pop-up park that was open for the public to enjoy and connect with environment.

Trees, grass, and log furniture ensured an oasis-like environment for all to escape, spend time with friends and family, or relax under a shady tree. The park also provided the community with an experience that featured activities, food, and entertainment while working with local business to promote green initiatives.

Laval, QC

To celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2015, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) partnered with Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds, who transformed six urban lots into temporary green spaces. From August 5th – 9th, a concrete lot in Laval, Quebec became an interactive pop-up park that was open for the public to enjoy and connect with environment.

Trees, grass, and log furniture ensured an oasis-like environment for all to escape, spend time with friends and family, or relax under a shady tree. The park also provided the community with an experience that featured activities, food, and entertainment while working with local business to promote green initiatives.

CELEBRATION PARK – CELEBRATE YONGE

The summer of 2012 in Toronto featured a one-of-a-kind urban park experience from the collaboration between Adam Bienenstock, Urban Planner Robert Voigt, and sponsors ING Direct, Canadian Wildlife Federation, and Parks Canada.

Installed along several blocks of the east side of Yonge Street, Celebration Park was a natural escape from the city containing trees, logs and boulders, seating areas with Adirondack chairs, and even a fort. The park was built as part of the Celebrate Yonge Festival and was designed and built to help children and communities become more engaged in the natural world.