WASHINGTON, D.C.—Two Canadian projects have been selected as winners of the 2021 Urban Land Institute (ULI)
The projects are among 12 winners announced in a recent release. The ULI began the awards for excellence program in 1979 to recognize excellence in development efforts in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.
The Canadian winners are:
∙ Alexandra Park Revitalization, Toronto. Developers/owners: Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), Tridel. Designers: Urban Strategies Inc., LGA Architectural Partners, Teeple Architects, Janet Rosenberg Studio.
∙ Grosvenor Ambleside, West Vancouver. Developer: Grosvenor Americas. Owners: Grosvenor Americas (retail), Strata Corporation (residential). Designers: James KM Cheng Architects, Mitchell Freedland Interior Design, SWA Group, Durante Kreuk Landscape Architecture. General contractor: Ledcor Group.
The Toronto project was undertaken by the TCHC with its developer partner Tridel and the Atkinson Housing Cooperative. The plan presented a vision for a mixed community with different housing types and land uses, improved accessibility to shopping and community services, economic development opportunities, enhanced community safety and a more sustainable community.
The winners of the Americas awards become finalists for the 2021 ULI Global Awards for Excellence, competing against projects from Europe and Asia. ULI will announce the winners of the global awards ahead of the ULI Fall Meeting in October.
Seventy-two projects and programs from across the Americas region were submitted for the competition. The jury selected 23 finalists and, after speaking with the teams behind the projects and visiting as many as possible, chose the 12 winners.
The public can view the winners, finalists and submissions at the 2021 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence gallery.