Toronto Community Housing and its revitalization partners in Regent Park have been recognized for excellence in the design and construction of new buildings.
Toronto Community Housing�s 60 Richmond Housing Co-op and the One Cole condominium, a partnership between Toronto Community Housing and The Daniels Corporation, have won �Awards of Excellence� at the 2011 Toronto Urban Design Awards
. The awards are presented every other year to recognize the contributions of designers and developers who create great urban spaces.
won first prize in the Private Buildings in Context � Mid-Rise category. In its Jury Report
, the presenters said they were �very taken with 60 Richmond,� saying it �enlivens a utilitarian stretch of Richmond that makes no concessions to pedestrian life.� The building was designed by Teeple Architects Inc.
took first prize in the Private Buildings � Tall Residential category. The jury recognized the building�s design and contribution to the streetscape and city-building. �The effect is reminiscent of what works well in the St. Lawrence District,� the jury said. The building project team was Diamond and Schmitt Architects, Graziana + Corazza Architects Inc., and NAK design group.
Regent Park townhouses received honourable mention in the Private Buildings in Context � Low Scale category. The jury noted that �the townhouses relate well to the street and adjacent high rises, presenting a pleasing sense of scale as well as a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere with many eyes on the street.� The townhouses were designed by + Corazza Architects Inc.
Toronto Community Housing is committed to quality building design and construction. Building better buildings attracts more tenant and buyer interest. It contributes to building a great city where residents are proud of the places where they live. And it reduces our repair and maintenance costs over the long-term. This is crucial to our being able to tackle $650 million in unfunded capital repairs and improve quality of housing and quality of life for our 164,000 tenants.