November 2, 2013
by Canadian Architect
Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) and Ecclesiastical Insurance Canada congratulate 16 projects from across Canada as the inaugural recipients of the Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Awards for Building Heritage. Created to celebrate excellence in the regeneration of heritage buildings and sites in Canada, the new awards will bring national attention to exemplary commercial and institutional projects, and recognize the people who have helped make them happen.
The winners were selected by an independent jury from a very strong list of candidates.
Fifteen winners captured awards in the Adaptive Use/Rehabilitation Category: Library of Parliament in Ottawa by Public Works and Government Services Canada, Chinese Freemasons Building in Vancouver by Joe Y. Wai Architect Inc., McLeod Building in Edmonton by Dub Architects Ltd., Forts-et-Châteaux-Saint-Louis National Historic Site in Quebec City by Public Works and Government Services Canada, Jean-Talon Station/Loblaws in Montreal by Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet et associés architectes, Graham Fire Station #10 in Ottawa by CSV Architects, Pacific Central Station in Vancouver by J. Robert Thibodeau Architecture + Design Inc., St. Clement’s Anglican Church in Toronto by Davidson-Langley Inc. Architects, Historic BMO Building in Oakville by ATA Architects Inc., Harbour Commission Building/Club 357c in Montreal by Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet et associés architectes, Union Bank Tower and Annex/Red River College School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts in Winnipeg by Prairie Architects Inc., Annette Street Baptist Church/Park Lofts in Toronto by Michael Hatch Designs Ltd., Cartier-Brébeuf National Historic Site in Quebec City by Public Works and Government Services Canada, Workers Compensation Board Building in Winnipeg by Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba, and Troop Barn in Kingsburg by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects.
And in the Infill category, the single winner was the Seventh Street Lofts by Dub Architects Ltd.
“These projects are shining examples of historic places given vibrant new life through vision, design and investment,” said Natalie Bull, HCF’s Executive Director. “With the support of Ecclesiastical Insurance Canada, it is our hope that these annual awards will serve as an inspiration and a benchmark for future projects.”
For more information, please visit www.heritagecanada.org/en/get-involved/awards/2013-awards-recipients/ecclesiastical-cornerstone-awards
chinese freemasons building in vancouver by joe y. wai architect inc.