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Greenroof Project of the Week for April 15, 2013: Hugh Garner Housing Co-operative

on April 16, 2013 at 10:04 pm under  Project of the Week: 4/15/13

Hugh Garner Housing Co-operative
Toronto, Canada

22,000 sf. Greenroof

An early shot of the Hugh Garner Co-op, Photo by Aaron McKay/Modern Toronto Courtesy MOSS SUND inc

Project Description & Details

The Hugh Garner Housing Co-operative, built in 1983, is located in the historic Cabbagetown/St. James Town area of downtown Toronto, and occupies the equivalent of a city block. The roof membrane was scheduled for replacement in 2003 and the Green Roof Committee, with the backing of the Board of Directors and Membership, took it upon themselves to further the goals of the Co-op by instigating the green roof project.

Extensive green roofs are planned for the North and Pavilion roofs, with an intensive roof garden on the South Roof. The South Roof provides amenity space with a design that mimics a rural, park-like setting. Barrier free paths lead to intimate seating areas and a raised gazebo provides shade. The garden was designed by Monica Kuhn Architect, MOSS SUND, and Gardens in the Sky with the security of the users in mind. A wide variety of planting including native trees, shrubs and perennials add visual interest, while the ‘stream’ feature ties the space together. Roofing was provided by Tremco with Flynn Canada as the General Contractor.

Thank you to Tremco Incorporated for their Rare Earth Sponsorship of the just finished Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2013 – we appreciate your vision and continued support!

Year: 2010
Owner: Hugh Garner Housing Co-op
Location: Toronto, Canada
Building Type: Multi-Family Residential
Type: Extensive & Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 22,000 sq. ft.
Slope: 1%
Access: Accessible, By Appointment

Hugh Garner Co-op 2012, Photo by Tremco, Courtesy of Monica Kuhn Architect

Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Green Roof Consultant: Terry McGlade, Gardens in the Sky (now part of Flynn Canada)
Ken Davis, KhDavis Consulting
Project Manager: Carolyn Moss, MOSS SUND inc
Architect: Monica Kuhn, Monica Kuhn Architect
Roofing: Tremco
General Contractor: Flynn Canada
Electric Field Vector Mapping (EFVM ®): ILD ®

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