ACO Port Hope Annual Meeting: 2024

Thursday, February 22, 2024
Doors Open 6:30 pm / Meeting Begins 7:00 pm
Sculthorpe Room, The Capitol Theatre

The slate for the Executive is:

  • Approve: Brian Buttery as Director
  • Ian MacKay: Past Chair for 1 year extension

The following Directors were elected last year for a two year term and are not required to stand for re-election at this time:

  • Katherine McHarg: Co-Chair
  • Susan Layard: Co-Chair
  • Brenda Willows : Treasurer
  • Jennifer Wadds: Secretary
  • Lydia Bell-Gradon: Director
  • Laura Antonik: Director
  • Tom Cruickshank: Director

Guest Speaker:
Marc Hallé

Marc Hallé

(“Fun . . Seriously?”)

Marc’s talk will highlight the phenomenon of fun in designing in the public realm, with a special emphasis on waterfront projects in Montreal, Toronto and Kingston (and how they may inspire Port Hope). His narrative will include how the firm has used history to inform the future, while not being a slave to it – as well as how understandings of heritage are constantly evolving.


Marc Hallé is co-president of CCxA (formerly Claude Cormier et Associés), an award-winning landscape architecture and urban design firm based in Montreal. With a degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Landscape Architecture, Marc’s technical and creative backgrounds combine to direct projects from concept to built form. Working back and forth between large-scales and minute detail, Marc maintains continuity and coherence between the elements of a project and their conceptual origins. Co-leading the studio into its next generation of practice, Marc carries the memory of the firm from two decades of working closely with its founder, as it evolves in the rapid current of social and environmental change redefining the scope and reach of landscape architecture.

CCxA (formerly Claude Cormier et Associes) is the Canadian landscape firm responsible for visionary and joyful urban landscapes including Berczy Park, Sugar Beach, Love Park and the Well (in Toronto), and Dorchester Square, Place Youviille, Clocktower Beach and The Ring (in Montreal).