Entro Design Complements a Natural Setting

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.

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