Entro (Toronto) created a wayfinding and interpretive signage program for Riverwood. Founded in 1985, Riverwood occupies 150-acres in central Mississauga and is co-owned by both the City of Mississauga and Credit Valley Conservation. The property features public gardens, a visual arts center, heritage buildings, old growth and Carolinian forests, meadowlands, wetlands, wildlife habitats, and nature trails for the enjoyment of the community.
To complement this natural environment, Entro used a combination of materials for the signage program, including wood, concrete, and bright colored metal. Simple typography and illustrative animal pictograms were chosen for signage identification, creating a peaceful and friendly tone. To encourage ongoing support and community use, Entro also introduced donor recognition opportunities throughout the property. The signage program has been applauded for being compliementary and respectful, and generating renewed appeal for Riverwood.