Delaney McVeigh

Eerie Shores (Leamington, Ontario) 

Located at the southernmost point in Canada, Leamington Ontario is home to diverse wetland ecosystems contrasted by surrounding farmland and greenhouses. A stretch of land is being threatened by fluctuating water levels, jeopardizing the local produce industry and intermittent ecosystems critical to migratory birds. A solution that prioritizes sustainability and is uncompromised by pollutants that stem from local produce sectors is essential. Through multi-part interventions, this thesis looks to redevelop existing greenhouses into multi-use stations as a way to access and understand the complex network of landscape infrastructure. It is time to adapt to living with water.

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