Competition Entries

At BROWN+STOREY, we believe strongly in the value of juried competitions, both as a way to discover and elevate new ideas into our urban dialogue, and as an approach that can produce the conceptual foundation for a final built design. We have been repeated participants, finalists and winners in local and international competitions that have had an important influence on urban design thinking and built projects. We have had the opportunity to develop a number of our competition designs into successful built projects, including the St. George Street Revitalization and the Ashbridges Bay Perimeter Landscape.

View of the Brown+Storey Architects' proposed Public Scaffold.
Winner, Green Line Ideas Competition (2013)

Toronto Green Line: Public Scaffold

International Competition organized and sponsored by Workshop Architecture / Spacing Magazine / OAA / TSA (2013)

Our winning Green Line Competition B entry proposed a two-level bridge crossing for underpasses along Toronto's crosstown freight line, partially enclosed in an ephemeral glass scaffold suitable for mounting public art and announcements.

Our proposal envisions sequences of semi-enclosed rooms created by structured hedges. Safe views to the adjacent rail corridor are maintained in the gaps between sections of green wall.

Toronto Green Line: Rhumba ‘Round My Garden

International Competition organized and sponsored by Workshop Architecture / Spacing Magazine / OAA / TSA (2013)

Our Green Line Competition A entry proposed a sequence of structured open spaces along the linear corridor created by Toronto's crosstown freight lines.

Winner, YUL-MTL International Ideas Competition (2011)

YUL-MTL Competition: Undercover Montreal

Ministère des Transports du Québec (2011)

The CCA publication, ‘The Singularities of a Metropolitan Archetype’, shows a series of figures prepared in 1966 by the City of Montreal Planning Department modeling hypothetical plans for 10 million inhabitants: the star-shaped metropolis, the galactic metropolis, and the concentrated

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Finalist

Lower Don Lands International Competition

Waterfront Toronto (2007)

The mouth of the Don River is both a spectacular and sensitive locale with many responsibilities to the general public. Its special nature will be embedded in the unique disposition of its new neighbourhoods to a public realm that will …

Stratford Market Square Competition (2006)

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In 2006, the City of Stratford held an initial international design competition for the redesign of Market Square, a historically-significant public open space behind Stratford City Hall that over the course of the twentieth century had become an asphalt parking …

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Finalist

Downsview Park Competition

Parc Downsview Park (1999)

Brown and Storey Architects were one of five finalist teams chosen from 180 international submissions to design a new metropolitan park for the 320 acre site that was formerly the Canadian Forces Base Downsview.

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