Bloor/Gladstone District Library

Toronto, Ontario

2005 - 2010

Comprised of a complete renovation of a listed heritage building alongside a 12,000 square foot addition, this project rejuvenates a dilapidated and dysfunctional branch of the Toronto Public Library. The addition is conceived as a transparent counterpoint to the heritage structure--a pavilion in constant dialogue with its surroundings, a place to read, to view the city and to be seen. The level of finish, detail and design resolution elevates the community library to a level commensurate with other significant cultural institutions, illustrating the fundamental importance of access to information offered by the world’s largest library system.

 

2014 Governor General's Medal for Architecture

2011 Paul Oberman Award for Heritage Preservation

2011 OAA Award of Excellence

2010 Design Exchange Gold Medal 

2010 Best of Canada Award, Canadian Interiors 

2010 Heritage Toronto Awards Honourable Mention

2010 Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award

2010 Ontario Library Association Award of Excellence

2007 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence, Notable Mention