Recovering Heritage

BROWN+STORY have a long history of delivering sensitive urban design that responds to, recovers and elevates the value of heritage landscape, streetscape and building elements. From updating well-loved parks to enhancing the public landscapes of key arterial streets to advancing new public programs for heritage structures, our office restores the performance of historically important urban spaces.

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 …

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Ontario Wood WORKS! Award 2012

Kingston Park Revitalization

Municipality of Chatham-Kent (2011)

B+SAi and our team worked closely with Chatham-Kent and the community through a series of public meetings to develop a sophisticated and exciting programnme that forms the basis for the design and organization of the new Kingston Park.

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Greenwich Mohawk Brownfield Site

Terrasan Environmental (2009)

BROWN+STOREY worked as part of a team hired by Terrasan Environmental Solutions to prepare a master plan-level development proposal for Brantford’s Greenwich Mohawk brownfield site, a 50-acre former industrial district that once hosted factories operated by Massey Harris and Cockshutt …

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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.

Tecumseh Park Master Plan

Municipality of Chatham-Kent (2005)

The Tecumseh Park Facility Master Plan has been prepared to develop strategies and ideas for the revitalization of one of Chatham-Kent’s most significant public spaces. Tecumseh Park remains the heart of Chatham by virtue of its central physical position, its …

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 …

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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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.

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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Exhibited at the 1996 Venice Biennale

Garrison Creek Demonstration Project

Waterfront Regeneration Trust (1995)

The connection, or disconnection between urbanism and environmentalism – city and nature – is made by the human intervention of “infrastructure”. How we choose to lay this groundwork for the physical support our daily lives can create a disjointed gap …

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The Open Spaces of Toronto: A Classification

City of Toronto (1991)

Brown and Storey were commissioned by the City of Toronto in 1991 to produce a typological classification of public open spaces in the downtown core. ‘The Open Spaces of Toronto – A Classification’ encompasses:

  1. developing definitions and criteria for each

Palmerston Boulevard Study

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (1982)

This study documented and analyzed the unique nature of the individual houses and their relationship to the urban form and landscape of the collective elements of Palmerston Boulevard in Toronto. Comparisons to other streets, like St. George Street and High …

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