Winners of the 2011 Toronto Urban Design Awards announced

Every other year, the City of Toronto holds Urban Design Awards to acknowledge the significant contribution that architects, landscape architects, urban designers, artists, design students, and city builders make to the look and livability of our city. The awards competition offers the opportunity to receive city-wide recognition from an independent jury of design professionals.  

This year saw an impressive 129 submissions containing a variety of built projects, visions and master plans, and student works.  At a ceremony held at the Palais Royale on September 19, 2011, members of the design and development community came together to celebrate the winners. The jury selected 23 projects for Awards of Excellence and Honourable Mentions. 

The winners are as follows:


* Award of Excellence: Salvation Army Harbour Lightbox (160 Jarvis Street)

* Honourable Mention: Sherbourne Common Pavilion (51 Dockside Drive, Toronto Waterfront)

Private Buildings in Context – Low Scale

* Award of Excellence: Shops of Summerhill (1099 Yonge Street)

* Honourable Mention: Dacre Crescent Residence (28 Dacre Crescent)

* Honourable Mention: Regent Park Townhouses (620 Dundas Street East)

* Honourable Mention: Richmond Town Manors (853 Richmond Street. West)

Private Buildings in Context – Mid-rise

* Award of Excellence: 60 Richmond Housing Co-op (60 Richmond Street East)

* Honourable Mention: The Printing Factory Lofts (201 Carlaw Avenue)

* Honourable Mention: The Robert Watson Lofts (363/369 Sorauren Avenue)

Private Buildings in Context – Tall Commercial

* Award of Excellence: Telus House Toronto (25 York Street)

* Award of Excellence: RBC Centre (155 Wellington St. West)

Private Buildings in Context – Tall Residential

* Award of Excellence: One Cole (1 Cole Street, Regent Park)

* Award of Excellence: Thompson Hotel and Residences (550 Wellington Street West)

Public Buildings in Context

* Award of Excellence: TIFF Bell Lightbox (350 King Street West)

Small Open Spaces

* Award of Excellence: West Toronto Railpath (between Cariboo Avenue and Dundas Street West)

* Honourable Mention: Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization – Podium Roof Garden (100 Queen Street West)

Large Places or Neighbourhood Designs

* Award of Excellence: Canada’s Sugar Beach (Lower Jarvis Street, south of Queen’s Quay Boulevard)

Visions and Master Plans

* Award of Excellence: The Fort York Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge (53 Strachan Avenue)

* Award of Excellence: Toronto’s Avenues and Mid-Rise Buildings Study, City of Toronto

* Honourable Mention: OCAD University Capital Master Plan, City of Toronto

* Honourable Mention: Parkway Forest Reurbanization, Don Mills/Sheppard Avenue

Student Projects

* Award of Excellence: Feed Toronto: Growing the Hydrofields (Toronto’s Hydrofields)

* Honourable Mention: MaMmaL: A Mobile Media Lab for Regent Park Focus (Regent Park)

For a complete jury report, please visit