Mirvish Village

Client

Westbank

Location

Toronto, Ontario

Design Team

Janet Rosenberg & Studio (Landscape Architect)
Henriquez Partners Architects (Design Architect)
Diamond Schmitt Architects (Executive Architect)
ERA Architects Inc. (Heritage Architect)
Urban Strategies (Planner)

 

Awards

2019 The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), Award for Planning Excellence – Urban Design
2019 Architizer A+ Awards Popular Choice Winner in the Residential-Unbuilt Category

Targeting LEED® Platinum Certification

Photography Credit: Renderings by Diamond Schmitt Architects and Henriquez Partners Architects

Mirvish Village has a rich legacy as a site of community, commerce, and cultural history. The site is bounded by Bloor Street West to the north, Bathurst Street to the east, Lennox Street to the south and the alley between Markham Street and Palmerston Boulevard to the west.

Mirvish Village will be a transit-oriented urban hub encompassing retail, residential (100% rental), and an array of civic spaces. This new mixed-use project will accommodate a vibrant, diverse community, providing an exceptional quality of life and complement the existing fine-grained retail and residential fabric of the neighbourhood.

As landscape architect on the project, JRS has been involved in the design and development of the public realm strategy for the site. Mirvish Village will be built around an expansive pedestrian-oriented public realm that encourages community vitality, prosperity, and cultural sustainability. A continuous ground plane will extend throughout the porous site, unifying the block with a coherent identity, while at the same time allowing smaller zones to be animated. The treatment will wrap around Bloor and Bathurst Street where the boulevards will be widened through the setback of the building faces, further enhancing the pedestrian experience by creating the space necessary to buffer vehicular traffic.

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