October 5, 2011
by Canadian Architect
Heritage Toronto has announced the recipients of the 37th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards. The Awards celebrate outstanding contributions by individuals and community organizations, as well as industry professionals and associations, in promoting and conserving Toronto’s history and heritage landmarks. Award recipients were announced at a ceremony on October 4, 2011 at Koerner Hall, the Royal Conservatory of Music.
This year, nominations were solicited from the public in four categories: the William Greer Architectural Conservation and Craftsmanship Award; Book; Media; and Community Heritage. Independent juries reviewed the nominations and recommended the award recipients. Heritage Toronto also presented its Special Achievement Award to the late heritage developer and champion Paul Oberman.
The winners are as follows.
WILLIAM GREER ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION AND CRAFTSMANSHIP CATEGORY
This category honours owners who have undertaken projects to restore or adapt buildings or structures that have been in existence for 40 years or more. In addition to the quality of craftsmanship, appropriateness of materials, and the use of sound conservation principles, the
jury considers how well the project meets current needs while maintaining the integrity of the
original design vision.
Award of Excellence
John Street Roundhouse, 255 Bremner Boulevard
Commissioned by: City of Toronto
Architect: IBI Group
Crafts Persons/Contractors: John Street Roundhouse Development Corp. and others
Seventh Post Office, 10 Toronto Street
Commissioned by: Karmic Holdings Inc.
Architects: Goldsmith, Borgal & Company; Roth Knibbs Architects
Crafts Persons/Contractors: Carillion Canada; Clifford Restoration
Award of Merit
Shops of Summerhill, 1095 – 1103 Yonge Street
Commissioned by: Woodcliffe Landmark Properties
Architects: Goldsmith, Borgal & Company
Design Architects: AUDAXarchitecture
Craft Person/Contractor: Den Bosch + Finchley
Pease Foundry Building, 211 Laird Drive
Commissioned by: Fieldgate Developments
Architects: PDA Architects; Goldsmith, Borgal & Company
Crafts Person/Contractor: Fieldgate Construction Management
Robert Watson Lofts, 363/369 Sorauren Avenue
Commissioned by: Sorauren Lofts Corp.
Architect: Kohn Partnership Architects
Crafts Persons/Contractors: 59 Developments Inc.
This category recognizes well-written non-fiction books published in 2010 that explore Toronto’s archaeological, built, cultural and/or natural heritage and history.
Award of Merit
Author: Amy Lavender Harris
Publisher: Mansfield Press
Defiant Spirits: The Modernist Revolution of the Group of Seven
Author: Ross King
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre Publishers Inc. and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection,
Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto
Author: Shawn Micallef
Publisher: Coach House Books and Eye Weekly
A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Toronto
Author: Margaret Goodfellow & Phil Goodfellow
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre Publishers
The Well-Tempered Listener: Growing Up with Musical Parents
Author: Mary Willan Mason
Publisher: Words Indeed Publishing
Creating Memory: A Guide to Outdoor Public Sculpture in Toronto
Author: John Warkentin
Publisher: Becker and Associates and the City Institute at York University
This category salutes projects such as films, videos, websites, and newspaper and magazine articles that educate the public about aspects of Toronto’s archaeological, built, cultural and natural heritage and history.
Award of Excellence
Video – Brick by Brick: The Story of the Evergreen Brick Works
Author/Director: Catherine Annuau
Producer/Distributor: Jennifer Holness, Hungry Eyes Film & Television
Website – Jane-Finch.com
Author/Director: Paul Nguyen
Producer: Sue Chun
COMMUNITY HERITAGE AWARD
This award is open to one volunteer community-based organization in each of the four Community Council areas as defined by Toronto City Council. The organization must be currently active, and have either initiated or completed a significant activity that promotes, protects or preserves cultural or natural heritage in its specific Community Council area. This is a cash award and no organization is eligible to receive it more than once every five years. The recipients are: the Psychiatric Survivor Archives of Toronto; the Wellington Place Neighbourhood Association; and the York Pioneer and Historical Society.
2011 HERITAGE TORONTO MEMBERS’ CHOICE AWARD
This award was presented to the Toronto Railway Historical Association.
For a complete list of recipients, descriptions and photos, please visit www.heritagetoronto.org.
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