Collage view of the Slit Barn

Slit Barn

RARE is a 1000-acre diverse landscape site in Cambridge, Ontario along the Grand River. PLANT is leading a team of consultants to create a master plan for the site. The purpose is to provide a structure for the research and education functions, and interpretive public trail system. Together with NORR Architects, we are developing a 14,000 sf interpretive centre complex of three buildings. An 1840’s stone farmhouse will be transformed into The Resource House – a place for researchers and site administration. The 1840’s stone Slit Barn will become a trailhead, welcoming centre and three season exhibit space. The Field House will be a new building providing the central public space for dissemination and exchange of ideas between the public, researchers and RARE.

View of Indian Woods

Indian Woods

View of the forest floor


Detail of fossils in stone

Fossilized Limestone