Mirvish Village has received a 2019 Award for Planning Excellence from the Canadian Institute of Planners in the category of Urban Design.
The CIP commended the project, stating:
“The jury was impressed with the holistic design approach to this urban infill project. It strives to achieve a balance between heritage conservation, transit-supportive density, respectful integration and preservation of the uniqueness of the site with existing neighbourhood contexts”.
The award selection process evaluated a 2016 rezoning document that highlighted the team’s use of intensive public consultation, in what the CIP called “an innovative and iterative approach to site planning”. This collaborative process included community discussions, sustainability workshops, open houses, design review panels, and design charrettes with City of Toronto staff:
“Ultimately, the four residents’ associations all supported the proposed plan, and the applications were adopted unanimously. The Mirvish Village Redevelopment Plan is an excellent example of collaboration between the City, community members, and the developer.”
To learn more about Mirvish Village, visit the project page
Design Architect: Henriquez Partners Architects
Architect of Record: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Planner: Urban Strategies