TUDA win for Kipling & Islington Developments

We are delighted to share the news that the Bloor/Kipling & Islington Developments have won a 2021 Toronto Urban Design Award of Excellence, in the Visions and Master Plans category. PLANT is the landscape design consultant to Copenhagen-based Henning Larsen Architects and Toronto-based Adamson Associates Architects on CreateTO’s west-end Toronto Housing Now projects for the Bloor-Kipling (Six Points) and Bloor-Kipling Focus Areas. Now in construction, the 13.8-acre Bloor-Kipling Focus Area is a $77-M capital investment that will create six mixed-use blocks, including the new Etobicoke Civic Centre block. The Bloor-Islington Focus Area is a 4.9-acre parcel that will be redeveloped to provide an affordable/market mix of approximately 1,280 high-rise residential units, integrated with commercial and retail space at and near grade.
“Neighbourhood scale is carefully arranged to achieve thresholds and a sense of public/semi-public open spaces that are well proportioned and have a sense of overlook, intimacy, and safety for users,” the jurors stated. “. . . This redevelopment plan shows the potential of future mixed-use residential development to incorporate vibrant habitats in shared environments that help us thrive together.”