Urban Design

Over thirty years, BROWN+STOREY’s award-winning projects have changed the scope and expectations for urban design in Ontario. Their public squares, parks, and innovative streetscapes have been repeatedly lauded with local and national urban design awards, and have been key factors in improving and humanizing neighbourhoods and high streets across Toronto.

The Ashbridges Perimeter Landscape will add public space and improve the Martin Goodman Trail, seen here looking north on Leslie St. towards Lake Shore Blvd.
Winner, Ashbridges Bay Landscape Design Competition, 2010

Ashbridges Bay Perimeter Landscape

Toronto Transit Commission (2016)

Brown + Storey Architects Inc. was the winner of a 2010 competition to design a perimeter landscape and linear park to surround the new TTC Streetcar Maintenance and Storage Facility near Leslie Street and Lake Shore Boulevard, opening in 2015. …

Leslie-Queen Streetscape Enhancements

Toronto Transit Commission (2015)

The Toronto Transit Commission is undertaking key improvements to the streetscapes of Queen Street East and Leslie Street as part of construction of its Leslie Barns streetcar storage facility, which will rely upon connecting track on those streets to bring …

A conceptual rendering of upcoming streetscape improvements for Belleville's historic Front Street.

Belleville Downtown Revitalization Project

City of Belleville (2014)

The City of Belleville has embarked on a forward-looking project to update the infrastructure of their historic downtown core. The project, which is upgrading and replacing both sub-surface utilities and the public infrastructure of the city’s downtown streets and open …

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 …

Victoria Park - Bus Platform (1800)
Winner, 2013 Toronto Urban Design Award

Victoria Park Transit Plaza and Bus Terminal

Toronto Transit Commission (2011)

Brown+Storey Architects, working on a team led by Stevens Group Architect, produced an innovative and award-winning urban design for the public spaces and bus terminal that surround a revitalized Victoria Park subway station in Toronto.  The project, completed in 2011, …

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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 …

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OAA Award, 2004

Massey Harris Park

City of Toronto (2006)

Occupying a small site between condominiums in a rapidly changing downtown neighbourhood, Massey Harris Park was built to be a local gathering spot for young and old as well as a way to get from one point to another.

Carlaw-Dundas Quarter

City of Toronto Economic Development (2003)

BROWN+STOREY were commissioned with Rodger Todhunter Associates (landscape architects/planners) to produce a Capital Design Strategy for the area around the intersection of Carlaw Avenue and Dundas Street in Toronto. Wedged between more conventional residential neighbourhoods and a historic railway corridor, …

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Yonge-Dundas Square

City of Toronto (2002)

Yonge + Dundas Square was conceived as a new civic space in the centre of downtown Toronto.  It is located at the crossroads of Yonge Street and Dundas Street, one of the most prominent intersections in the city.  The project …

St. Hilda’s Walk

City of Toronto Parks (2000)

Trinity-Bellwoods Park is one of Toronto’s most beloved and heavily used open spaces, accommodating thousands of daily visitors in all seasons. With St. Hilda’s Walk, BROWN+STOREY with City of Toronto Parks and community stakeholders to convert the former ‘Trinity Drive’

Winner, 1997 Toronto Urban Design Award

St. George Street Revitalization

University of Toronto and City of Toronto (1997)

The revitalization of St. George Street, a main thoroughfare of the University of Toronto and a major traffic artery in the City of Toronto, was commissioned by the University and the City to bring improvements to what had once been …

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