Mirvish Village, Toronto, ON
AZ Awards Urban Design Visions and People’s Choice: Urban Design Visions, 2022
Honest Ed’s, a beloved discount store that anchored Toronto’s Mirvish Village neighbourhood for almost seven decades, was known for its eclecticism, which was expressed in both its wild marquee signage and its diverse product assortment. Impressively, the planning strategy for the building’s successor promises to maintain that trademark spirit of dynamic variety. By understanding the value of human-centred design, Mirvish Village promises to feel much more akin to a traditional village than to a typical development of its scale. Clearly, there’s something to be said for an honest approach. Read More.
“This is a strong — and successful — attempt at breaking down the monolithic nature and scale of high-rise development adjacent historic residential-scale neighbourhoods.” — Lauren Stimson, AZ Awards 2022 Juror
The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), Award for Planning Excellence – Urban Design, 2019
The Canadian Institute of Planners’ Awards for Planning Excellence recognizes significant achievements in the field of professional planning. The jury was impressed with the holistic design approach to this urban infill project. It strives to achieve a balance between heritage conservation, transit-supportive density, respectful integration and preservation of the uniqueness of the site with existing neighbourhood contexts, a high quality urban public realm and green development, including local district energy systems. It also engaged with the City and the neighbourhoods through an innovative and iterative approach to site planning.
Architizer A+ Awards Popular Choice Winner in the Residential-Unbuilt Category, 2019
The Architizer A+Awards is the largest awards program focused on promoting and celebrating the year’s best architecture and products. Its mission is to nurture the appreciation of meaningful architecture in the world andchampion those products that are integral to bringing great buildings to life.
Alexandra Park Revitalization - Phase 1
ULI Global Award for Excellence, 2021
JRS is pleased to share that the Alexandar Park Revitalization has received a Global Award for Excellence in the Equitable Development Category from the Urban Land Institute. Of the nine Global Awards winners, Alexandra Park was the only Canadian community to earn this prestigious honour. The project team also won the ULI North Americas Award of Excellence earlier this summer. The award was the result of overall excellence, including achievements in community partnerships, marketplace acceptance, design, planning, technology, amenities, economic impact, management, community engagement, innovation, and sustainability. Press Release.
In revitalizing the 18-acre Alexandra Park community, TCHC, Tridel, design partners – Urban Strategies, LGA Architectural Partners, Teeple Architects, Janet Rosenberg & Studio – and community members focused on ‘Building a Great Neighbourhood’: a mixed-use masterplanned community with a variety of housing types and land uses, improved access to services, community economic development opportunities, quality urban design, social cohesion programming, enhanced community safety, and a greener, more sustainable community. The revitalization of Alexandra Park is a powerful story about community advocacy and partnerships.
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Rock Garden, Royal Botanical Garden, Hamilton, ON
City of Hamilton Urban Design and Architecture Award of Excellence for a Public Building, 2017
A high quality urban environment contributes to economic and social benefits, improves the image of the City, and creates a sense of pride. The biennial Urban Design and Architecture Awards recognize and celebrate excellence in the design of our urban environment. The Public Building category recognizes a building or composition of buildings, with a primary function to serve the public and/or is largely accessible to the public.
National Trust for Canada, Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Awards, 2017
The Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Awards bring national attention to exemplary projects and places that contribute to quality of life and sense of place, and illustrate the viability of heritage buildings and sites for traditional or new uses.
CSLA National Award of Excellence, 2017
The CSLA Awards of Excellence celebrate work that is inspiring, exhilarating, and remarkably diverse.
High Point Private Residence
CSLA National Award of Excellence, 2017
Each year the CSLA jurors select exceptional projects across many areas of expertise. They shape our urban landscapes, spearheading city-wide planning and design. Each year, jurors select exceptional projects across many areas of expertise. High Point Private Residence was a recipient of the CSLA National Award of Excellence for a Residential Landscape Designed by a Landscape Architect.
For this iconic modernist house and property, landscape renovation follows an earlier re-commitment to its original design. This landscape intervention demonstrates how contemporary expectations for landscape have pushed the boundaries on the concept of indoor-outdoor living, and in particular how this heightens the design sensibility of a classic mid-century modern 8,000-square foot bungalow with pool on two acres that even in today’s perspective offers minimalist luxury in this exclusive residential Toronto neighbourhood.
2022 | Adaptive Reuse Winner, Heritage Toronto Award | Waterworks, 505 Richmond
2022 | AZ Awards Urban Design Visions and People’s Choice: Urban Design Visions | Mirvish Village
2021 | Toronto Urban Design Award of Excellence – Small Open Spaces | SQ2 POPS
2021 | ULI Global Award of Excellence | Alexandra Park Revitalization Phase 1 (including SQ & SQ2 Condos & POPS)
2021 | ULI North Americas Award of Excellence | Alexandra Park Revitalization Phase 1 (including SQ & SQ2 Condos & POPS)
2020 | City of Mississauga People’s Choice Urban Design Awards – Top Selection, Public Projects Category | Mississauga Celebration Square
2019 | The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), Award for Planning Excellence – Urban Design | Mirvish Village
2019 | Architizer A+ Awards Popular Choice Winner in the Residential-Unbuilt Category | Mirvish Village
2018 | Green Roofs for Healthy Cities Design Excellence Award, Intensive Residential Green Roof | Two Old Mill
2017 | National Trust for Canada, Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Awards | Rock Garden Redevelopment, Royal Botanical Gardens
2017 | City of Hamilton Urban Design and Architecture Award of Excellence for a Public Building | Rock Garden Redevelopment, Royal Botanical Gardens
2017 | CSLA National Award of Excellence | Rock Garden Redevelopment, Royal Botanical Gardens
2017 | CSLA National Award of Excellence | High Point Private Residence
2017 | Toronto Urban Design Award of Excellence – Small Open Spaces | Joel Weeks Park
2015 | Americas Property Award, Commercial Landscape Category, Canada | Guelph Market Square
2015 | Margaret and Nicholas Hill Cultural Heritage Landscape Award | Guelph Market Square
2015 | The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario Provincial Award | Guelph Market Square
2015 | ENR Global Best Projects Award, Merit, Bridges and Tunnels Category (Team Lead: RFR Group & WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff) | St. Patrick’s Pedestrian Bridge
2015 | Toronto Urban Design Awards, Public Buildings in Context (Team Lead: Kearns Mancini Architects & Patkau Architects) | Fort York Visitors Centre
2014 | RAIC National Urban Design Awards, Certificate of Merit, Civic Design | Guelph Market Square
2014 | APPQ Awards, Milan-Havlin Award | Historic Montreal Estate
2014 | Toronto Construction Association (TCA) 2014 “Best of Best” Awards, Certificate of Excellence (Sub-consultant) | Pan Am and Parapan Am Aquatic Centre and Field House
2014 | Mississauga Urban Design Awards, Award of Merit for Community Scale | Cooksville Four Corners
2013 | CSLA Award, Regional Merit | Joel Weeks Park
2013 | CSLA Award, Regional Citation | Devonian Gardens
2013 | CSLA Award, Regional Honour | Guelph Market Square
2013 | Calgary Mayor’s Urban Design Awards (MUDA): Civic Design Honourable Mention | Devonian Gardens
2013 | CSLA Award, Regional Merit | Riverwalk Commons
2012 | 49th International Making Cities Livable Conference | Riverwalk Commons
2011 | Mississauga Urban Design Awards, Award of Excellence | Mississauga Celebration Square
2011 | CSLA Award, National Honour | RED/ARC
2010 | 48th International Making Cities Livable Conference: Green Places Commendation | Franklin Children’s Garden
2009 | CSLA Award, Regional Merit | Franklin Children’s Garden
2009 | ASLA Award, Honour Award | HTO Park
2009 | Urban Plazas Certificate, 47th International Making Cities Livable Conference (IMCLC) | Markham Centre Park and Civic Mall
2009 | Urban Plazas Commendation – 47th International Making Cities Livable Conference (IMCLC) | Courthouse Square
2009 | Nature Spaces Award – 447th International Making Cities Livable Conference (IMCLC) | HTO Park
2008 | CSLA Award, Regional Honour | HTO Park
2007 | CSLA Award, Regional Merit | 30 Adelaide Steet East
2007 | Toronto Urban Design Awards, Award of Excellence | 18 Yorkville
2007 | DX Awards, Gold | HTO Park
2006 | CSLA Award, National Citation | Subterranean
2006 | CSLA Award, Regional Honour | Town Hall Square
2005 | North York General Hospital Foundation, Cornerstone Society Certificate of Honour | North York General Hospital
2006 | CSLA Award, National Merit | Hesperides, Canada Blooms Festival
2005 | National Post DX Award, Bronze | Franklin Children’s Garden
2005 | Sheridan Nurseries Award, Best Small Garden | Canada Blooms Festival
2005 | Vaughan Urban Design Awards, Honourable Mention | Pierre Berton Resource Library
2005 | Toronto Architecture & Urban Design Awards, Honourable Mention | Schulich School of Business
2005 | CSLA Award, Regional Citation | Landmark Park
2005 | National Post DX Awards, Honourable Mention | Town Hall Square
2005 | CSLA Award, Regional Citation | Light Forest
2004 | CSLA Award, National Citation | CAMH Open Ideas Wall Competition
2004 | National Post DX Awards, Merit | Taboo Golf Course
2004 | National Post DX Awards, Silver | Barrel Warehouse Park