Waterloo Public Square ranked among the best public spaces
Planetizen, a public-interest information exchange provided by Urban Insight for the urban planning, design, and development community, recognized Waterloo Public Square as one of the top 100 public spaces in the United States and Canada. Waterloo Public Square was ranked 13 out of the 100 best public spaces, and is the top rated public space in Canada.
The results are from a crowdsourcing project, in collaboration with the Project for Public Spaces. The results are indicative of the City of Waterloo's passion for their local public spaces. Recent events at the Waterloo Public Square include UpTown Market, Fair in the Square, Summer Concert Series and Ballroom Dance Lessons.
GSP Group Inc., in association with Masri O Architects Inc., MTE Consultants Inc. and Mighton Engineering completed the design and associated approval of Waterloo Public Square. The project won a National Urban Design Award from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Canadian Institute of Planners and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects.