TORONTO — The adaptive reuse of a 1874 Gothic Revival building into a modern learning centre was one of two building projects to be recognized with 2019 Heritage Toronto awards at a ceremony Oct. 28.
The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design project received one of two William Greer Built Heritage awards.
The award citation said the project team’s “overall approach to landscape, conservation and new design enhanced the civic importance of this landmark heritage building.”
The owner is the University of Toronto and the design team included NADAAA Architects, ERA Architects, Adamson Associates and Public Works.
The Symes project was the other built form recognized. It was the adaptive reuse of a 1934 destructor — a city-run garbage incinerator — to a contemporary event space and brewery. The reuse highlighted its Art Deco design, and preserved its original industrial features, according to the Heritage Toronto citation.
The project owner is Symesbridge Inc. and the designers were Jedd Jones Architect and Philip Goldsmith Architect.
Winners were named in four categories: Community Heritage, Public History, Book and William Greer Built Heritage.
The award includes a $1,000 honorarium.