Inauguration of Square Dorchester

The newly renovated Dorchester Square was inaugurated on June 6th, 2019. The opening marked the third phase of the redevelopment project of the northern fringe of the historic site.

The northern edge of Square Dorchester had been cut off in the mid-1900s by the construction of an underground parking garage and the widening of a street. To mark the completion of the redevelopment that debuted in 2015, Claude Cormier et associés and their client, the City of Montreal, celebrated the new design of the park which includes the installation of an atypical fountain that playfully references Montreal’s “belle-époque” period, as well as two arched pedestrian bridges that restore the park’s original pathway layout – effectively positioning the park thresholds closer to rue St-Catherine and allowing the influx of daily pedestrians to access this beautiful green space unhindered.

Kollectif: Bienvenue chez…Claude Cormier!

To conclude the sophomore season of the web series Bienvenue Chez…, Kollectif visited the home of Claude Cormier.

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2019 CSLA Excellence Awards:
Breakwater Park, Kingston, Ontario, wins a CSLA National Award for medium-scale public landscapes

Breakwater Park is a promise for a magically immersive encounter with Lake Ontario. The project, for which construction began in 2012, developed in 3 parts: the revitalization of an existing park, a redesign of shoreline infrastructure, and an expansion into a neighbouring terrain vague with a derelict post-industrial dock transformed into Canada’s first deep water urban swimming pier.

Since its Summer 2018 inauguration, the increasing number of parkgoers has been an unmistakable testament to the project’s popularity and its contribution to Kingston’s urban life. This appropriation by the public concretizes our deepest wish as creators.

We warmly thank our collaborators:

Coldwater Consulting – Shoreline Engineering
WSP Canada Inc – Electrical, Structural, and Mechanical Engineering, Contract Administration
Harbourside Engineering Consultants – Seawall Engineering
Shoalts and Zabeck Architects Ltd. – Accessible Swimming Feature
BHE Ltd – General Contractor

Congratulations to the whole team!

Designline’s 2019 Designer of the Year Awards:
Berczy Park wins Best Public Space in Toronto


For the 2019 edition of the Designer of the Year Awards, Designlines, Toronto’s Guide to Design, names Berczy Park Best Public Space in Toronto.

ASLA Ohio Chapter:
2019 Annual Meeting and Expo


Claude Cormier will be a speaker at this year’s ASLA Ohio Chapter annual meeting for a colorful presentation of the firm’s most ambitious projects.

Photo: ASLA Ohio

ASLA Oregon:
2019 Design Symposium: Big Ideas


Claude Cormier will be the Keynote Speaker at the ASLA Oregon’s 2019 Design Symposium and will be presenting ‘Serious Fun’, a conference highlighting the ambitious ideas that drive the firm.

Photo: ASLA Oregon



Claude Cormier will be a speaker at the AAPQ’s Seminar Tranformer nos rues: Un enjeu pluridisciplinaire and will present Enjeux Associés à la transformation artistique de la rue.

Photo: AAPQ


Berczy Park – an iconic park revitalized to address evolving community needs


Berczy Park has become an essential centralizing space for Toronto citizens.

Photo: Industryous Photography

Winning designs chosen for Toronto’s Rees and York Street parks


Waterfront Toronto, in partnership with the City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division, announced Love Park by Claude Cormier et Associés as the winning design submission for the York Street Park design competition.

National Bank Announces the Firms Enlisted to Work on its New Head Office

Claude Cormier et Associés is pleased to be one of the partners National Bank it has enlisted to work on its new head office, located at 800 Saint-Jacques Street West, Montreal.

Photo: Banque Nationale


[Video] “Serious Fun” lecture with Claude Cormier, Michael Hough / OALA Visiting Critic

Claude Cormier is the 2017/2018 Michael Hough / OALA visiting critic and presented a public lecture entitled “Serious Fun” at The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.

Photo : Michael McClelland

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Dorchester Square to get a Victorian fountain in renovation project

The work has started  on the northern section of Dorchester Square and will be achieved by Fall 2018.

CANADIAN ARCHITECT: CSLA Awards of Excellence announced

Berczy Park, Toronto, receives a National Award in the Small-scale public landscapes designed by Landscape Architect category from the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA)

Photo: Industryous Photography


Berczy Park and National Holocaust Monument regognized by les Grands prix du design 2018

Berczy Park, Toronto, got the Prix Architecture de paysage et aménagement public and the National Holocaust Monument, Ottawa, is awarded with the Prix Multidisciplinarité

Photos : Industryous Photography, Doublespace Photography

L'architecte paysagiste Claude Cormier dans nos studios

Les grands entretiens de Radio Canada:
Marie-France Bazzo rencontre Claude Cormier


Photo : Radio-Canada / Pascal Michaud

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KOLLECTIF: Claude Cormier honoré par l’Université de Montréal

L’Université de Montréal salue la carrière exceptionnelle de Claude Cormier.

Berczy Park
Globe and Mail: A place for everyone and their dog

Claude Cormier designs Berczy Park with a view to helping people of disparate interests get along.



Claude Cormier et Associés win the 2016 Tucker Award for the Renovation of Square Dorchester – Place du Canada

The award was honored during a ceremony at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans on Oct. 20th amongst other 11 projects. Square Dorchester was selected for the use of natural stone as a prominent theme during the square’s renovations.


Claude Cormier at National Holocaust Memorial Dedication with Premier Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister Trudeau Dedicates National Holocaust Monument Site

The landscape for the site, designed by Claude Cormier + Associés, was dedicated in a ceremony presided by Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau. The Monument is currently under construction in Ottawa with anticipated completion in the spring of 2017.



Claude Cormier joins the Council for Canadian Urbanism Summit in Edmonton as a panelist

In collaboration with the CanU leadership, Claude Cormier will join a ‘Giants of Design’ panel to share thoughts, ideas, practices and approaches to building great places for people.



Jacques Bilodeau et Claude Cormier inaugurent « Au grand dam », un hommage interactif aux rapides de Lasalle

«Au grand dam», conçue par Jacques Bilodeau, artiste en arts visuels, et Claude Cormier + Associés (CC+A), architectes paysagistes, inaugurée  dans le Parc des Rapides de l’arrondissement de LaSalle à Montréal.

Visual Artist Jacques Bilodeau and  Landscape Architect Claude Cormier collaborated for this installation drawing from the borough’s connection with the water. The colours were chosen to illustrate breaking ice and the colour of the waves as a tribute to the rapids surrounding the park.


[Video] Q&A Session at Montreal’s Never Apart Gallery with Claude Cormier

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Elle Québec: Claude Cormier, Poète du Design Urbain

Entrevue avec Claude Cormier, architecte paysagiste et designer urbain.


Prime Minister Justin Trudeau receives the 2016 Laurent McCutcheon Award for his commitment to fighting homophobia and transphobia from the hands of founder, Laurent McCutcheon during a ceremony in Montreal on Monday. (PAUL CHIASSON / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Le très honorable Justin Trudeau, premier ministre du Canada, récipiendaire du prix Laurent-McCutcheon 2016 pour son engagement contre l’homophobie et la transphobie

Le trophée, créé par Claude Cormier et Associés en collaboration avec l’artiste Danielle Roy et présenté au Premier ministre au siège social de la Banque Nationale, a eté inspiré par l’installation « Les Boules Roses » dans le village gai à Montréal.

The award, created by Claude Cormier et Associés in collaboration with artist Danielle Roy and presented to the Prime Minister in a ceremony at the National Bank of Canada headquarters in Montreal, was inspired by the Pink Ball installation in Montreal’s Gay Village.



Claude Cormier inducted as new member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts

Landscape architects Peter Jacobs and Claude Cormier were inducted as new members of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. An honorary organization of over 790 established professional artists and designers from all regions of Canada. 

L’architecte paysagiste Claude Cormier a été reçu comme nouveau membre de l’Académie Royale des Arts du Canada. Fondée en 1880, l’Académie royale des arts du Canada est une organisation honorifique qui regroupe près de 800 artistes et designers professionnels établis dans toutes les régions du Canada.