Brown and Storey Architects receive Wayne Scott Community Service Award
On Sunday, May 7th, 2023, members of Brown and Storey Architects, the Avenue Road Safety Coalition, the Toronto Community Bikeways Coalition, the Thorncliffe Park Autism Support Network, and members of Wayne Scott’s family gathered at the corner of St. George Street and Harbord Street for the Wayne Scott Community Service Award ceremony.
The award recognizes Brown and Storey Architects for its outstanding commitment to community service and the significant role it has played in creating safer, sustainable public spaces. With projects including the revitalization of St. George Street in the 1990’s, the first narrowing of a major street in Toronto, Brown and Storey have spent the last 25 years designing streets that balance the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. Most recently, Brown and Storey have volunteered their time with the Avenue Road Safety Coalition, proposing a transformation that would return Avenue Road to its prominent role in the city’s public realm by reducing six lanes of traffic to four, introducing cycling infrastructure, widening sidewalks, and planting multiple lines of trees to make a new linear park.
Wayne Scott dedicated many years of his life to improving the conditions for cyclists and pedestrians. The $1,000 was presented to the Thorncliffe Park Autism Support Network, a grassroots organization that provides free, integrated services for children and their families.