If you have ever driven past Markham on Highway 404, between Major Mackenzie Dr. / Elign Mills Rd. and bordering Richmond Hill, it is almost impossible to miss this stunning and majestic structure.
This is the Cathedral of Transfiguration – the only church in
North America consecrated by Pope John Paul II. This is the core of Cathedraltown – a town conceived based on the idea of a European cathedral town (notice the Georgian architecture?). Donald Buttress who worked on the restoration of Westminster Abbey is the project designer.
The planning of Cathedraltown takes a New Urbanism design approach: the Cathedral being the neighbourhood centre where piazzas, open spaces, shopping, lake and other meeting places surround; all are accessible within a walkable distance with attractive streetscapes; range of homes and jobs created; and built in support for sustainability (smart growth), i.e. adoption of Energy Star standards, bike lane throughout... and etc. Words cannot really describe, lets the slideshow does the talking.
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