This year’s EGP Design Charrette will focus on the development of the Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation community. The First Nation is in the early stages of redeveloping its Reserve Lands that were artificially and progressively flooded in the early 20th century. The effects of the flooding changed the topography of the lands, and plant and animal ecosystems, making it virtually inhospitable for over 75 years. This caused the people to abandon their lands, and move to surrounding urban towns and centres.

The people are now making a decided effort to return to redevelop and reclaim their reserve. They have always maintained a spiritual and cultural connection to their lands, even when there was nothing left.

This year the EGP Design Charrette will assist Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation in exploring through a phased approach different sustainable redevelopment designs of the community. There will be a strong focus on the development of cultural, recreational, educational, community and housing areas and infrastructure with a strong emphasis on green technology, energy, building methods and sustainability.

Due to the scale of this project the design charrette will span over three days and will culminate with presentations on morning of September the 15th.

Read about last year’s Design Charrette event and the winning projects in the spring 2019 issue of our Toronto FOCUS magazine (page 29).


Mixer (Sept 13, 6:30pm – 8:00pm): Jason George Pub, 100 Front St E, Toronto (Map)

Design Charrette (Sept 14, 8:30am – 5:00pm): University of Toronto – Lassonde Mining Building, 170 College St., Toronto, ON

Presentation (Sept 15, 10:00am – 1:00pm): TBA

You can find out more on our event page: