Toronto may soon be home to a chain of DIY backyard bee hotels and a natural forest in a downtown alleyway.
Those were the winning designs selected in the first Homegrown Design Challenge, launched this spring by Workshop Architecture and the David Suzuki Foundation.
The jurors selected two winning submissions: DIY Backyard Bee Hotels, by Sustainable.TO Architecture + Building, and Carolinian Way, a naturalized, forested alley by landscape architect Tawab Hlimi. The two winning submissions shared the $500 in prizes.
David Suzuki is the host of the CBC’s The Nature of Things and author of more than 30 books on ecology.