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CAMH Research Centre
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Dec 1, 2020


WINNER OF A 2020 CANADIAN ARCHITECT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE


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This is a work of art. Both the interiors and exteriors are done so thoughtfully with a focus on people and warmth. In my opinion, THIS is a rare example of good contemporary design. Quayside was another rare example of beautiful and human-oriented contemporary design.
 

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CAMH Research Centre
PMB Architects, TreanorHL

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WINNER OF A 2020 CANADIAN ARCHITECT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE


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Thankfully, something far less institutional looking.
 

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I had no idea a structure like this once stood there. What a shame.


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I didn't ever realize this, thanks for bringing it up, there's more photos available here: History of Queen Street Site | CAMH

I could see why it wasn't saved being it was in the middle of the site and all, but what replaced it in the 70's really was garbage in comparison and didn't seem to add much extra capacity. Really is a shame it couldn't be reused.

Overview of what was there:

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It won't win any awards, but I think it's fine. Could have been much worse, and is a huge improvement over the 70's bunker that used to be there.
 

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I like what they've done with the public realm outside this new CAMH building in Toronto. There's a decently wide sidewalk, a buffer of green between it and the road, no overhead wiring, no clutter, and they installed nice lamp posts. The only negative is that the pavement is concrete but it can be overlooked as they got those other elements right. It's something they could easily replicate on every street.
 

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So like, are the fins on the north elevation supposed to make us think 'jail'?
 

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