Community Support

Supporting community efforts to influence design projects and the physicals environments in which they live has been a core concern for our office since its founding. BROWN+STOREY have worked to help BIAs, neighbourhood associations and concerned residents craft plans for enhancements to public streets, parks and other parts of the public realm, mitigate deficiencies in existing developments, and propose alternatives when communities object to the proposed design of official projects. This work has received extensive media coverage and influenced a number of final built designs. Our College Street Narrowing proposal received an honourable mention at the 2001 Toronto Urban Design Awards and influenced the city’s approach to streetscape replacement along its most important avenues.

Rendering of B+SA's alternative proposal for the boundaries of Metrolinx's Georgetown South Corridor Expansion, promoting the use of new trees, living walls, and new trails and linear parks to soften the corridor's impact on neighbourhoods.

Georgetown South Corridor Expansion – Noise Barrier Alternatives Community Study

Junction Triangle Rail Committee and Wabash Building Society (2013)

Metrolinx is expanding its commuter rail corridor through West Toronto in order to provide capacity for the Union-Pearson Express air-rail link and expanded GO Transit service to Georgetown, Guelph and Kitchener. The corridor passes through mature neighbourhoods and present-day brownfield …

Jean Sibelius Square Park

Annex residents (2006)

Jean Sibelius Park is a modest and compact park located in an older neighbourhood of Toronto. Over time, the recreational uses of the park and its current spatial allocations became a source of conflict among a greater diversity of users. …

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2001 Toronto Urban Design Awards - Honourable Mention

College Street Narrowing

Harbord Village Residents Association (2001)

Titled “A Creative Landscape for Making a Living,” Brown+Storey Architects’ Master Plan for upgrading the pedestrian realm along a key stretch of Toronto’s College Street transformed a city plan for status quo replacement into a successful enhancement program. The plan, …

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