Last night Heritage Toronto presented the 38th annual Heritage Toronto Awards at Koerner Hall, located within the Royal Conservatory of Music. The awards recognize and pay tribute to those who have in the past year contributed to the promotion of our city’s unique and diverse heritage. In tandem with the awards was the 16th annual William Kilbourn Memorial Lecture, presented by Chief Bryan LaForme of the Mississauga’s of the New Credit First Nation.
Award recipients were recognized across four categories: Architectural Conservation and Craftsmanship, Book, Media, and Community Heritage. The emcee for the night, Mary Ito, presented the awards alongside Eve Lewis of Woodcliffe Landmark Properties, Geoff Grist of Brook Restoration and Alexandria Pike, Board Chair of Heritage Toronto.
Three projects were presented with Awards of Excellence within the The William Greer Architectural Conservation and Craftsmanship category. The Canadian Stage Company Theatre, commissioned by the City of Toronto and designed by Taylor Hazell Architects, was noted for its adherence to the original building, in particular the custom molded bricks that were manufactured in England in order to accurately restore the structure.
The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre, commissioned by the Ontario Heritage Trust and designed by Taylor Hazell Architects, also received an Award of Excellence. The renovation focused on the two-storey façade on Yonge Street, removing fiberglass that had been installed in earlier repairs and restoring the extensive terra cotta and plaster finishes.
St. Clement’s Anglican Church, located just north of Yonge and Eglinton and designed by Davidson-Langley Inc. was presented with the third Award of Excellence within the category. The eight-building complex contains structures that span from the 1890s to 1950s, and was extensively renovated in order to accommodate community groups and restore the Old Parish Hall to its original design.
The James Cooper Mansion by Tridel with Goldsmith Borgal & Company received an Award of Merit, while the Hubbard Park Apartments by TCHC with Van Elslander Carter Architects received an Honourable Mention. The full list of winners can be found below.
WILLIAM GREER ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION AND CRAFTSMANSHIP CATEGORY
Awards of Excellence
- Canadian Stage Company Theatre: 26 Berkeley Street
Commissioned by: City of Toronto
Architect: Taylor Hazell Architects Ltd.
Crafts Persons/Contractors: Clifford Restoration Ltd.; Semple Gooder Roofing Corp.
- Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre: 189 Yonge Street
Commissioned by: Ontario Heritage Trust
Architect: Taylor Hazell Architects
Crafts Persons/Contractors: Roof Tile Management Inc.: Boston Valley Terra Cotta
- St. Clement's Anglican Church: 70 St. Clement's Avenue
Commissioned by: Rector and Wardens of St. Clement's Anglican Church
Architect: Davidson-Langley Incorporated Architects
Crafts Persons/Contractors: Compass Construction Resources Ltd.; Rouge River Woodworks; Robert McCausland Ltd.
Award of Merit
- James Cooper Mansion: 582 Sherbourne Street
Commissioned by: Tridel Inc.
Heritage Architect: Goldsmith Borgal & Company Ltd.
Condominium Architect: Burka Architects
Crafts Persons/Contractors: Laurie McCulloch Building Moving; Clifford Restoration Ltd.
- Hubbard Park Apartments: 42 Hubbard Boulevard
Commissioned by: Toronto Community Housing Corporation
Architect: Van Elslander Carter Architects Inc.
Crafts Persons/Contractors: Lisgar Construction Co.
Award of Excellence
- Just a Larger Family: Letters of Marie Williamson from the Canadian Home Front, 1940-1944
Editors: Mary F. Williamson & Tom Sharp
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Award of Merit
- Unbuilt Toronto 2: More of the City That Might Have Been
Author: Mark Osbaldeston
Published: Dundurn Press
- Stanley Barracks: Toronto's Military Legacy
Author: Aldona Sendzikas
Publisher: Dundurn Press
- Reshaping Toronto's Waterfront
Editors: Gene Desfor & Jennefer Laidley
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Award of Merit
- Highrise–One Millionth Tower - Website
Author/Director: Katerina Cizek
Producer/Distributor: National Film Board of Canada
- The Guild Inn – Save It! - Video
Author/Director: Michael Saunders
Producers: Michael Saunders and Douglas Wigle, in association with John Mason and Kevin Fraser
COMMUNITY HERITAGE CATEGORY
- West Toronto Junction Historical Society
Etobicoke-York Community Council Area
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