Award Winning Work


We work to ensure that everything we build on Toronto’s waterfront – from buildings to streets, parks and public art – meets or exceeds our high standards for architecture and public space. Our commitment to design and planning excellence has been recognized with a number of awards.

 

Waterfront Toronto projects and places have won more than 100 awards for design excellence, earning recognition in categories  ranging from water management to neighbourhood development.

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a close up image of the curved railing along the Rees WaveDeck

Awards and nominations to date

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Projects in waterfront neighbourhoods – led by Waterfront Toronto or by our design and development partners, contractors and collaborators – have earned praise on a range of dimensions including municipal, national and international. See below for a list of awards and recognitions to date. 

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  • Special Jury Award for Inspiring Infrastructure, 2021 Toronto Urban Design Awards: Stormwater Management Facility by gh3
     
  • 2021 Ontario Concrete Awards: Aitken Place Park
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2020 Ontario Association of Architects, Design Excellence Award, Finalist: Saucier + Perrotte Architectes / ZAS Architects, in joint venture for River City Phase 3
 

  • Ordre des Architectes Du Quebec, Architecture Excellence Awards, Finalist: Saucier + Perrotte Architectes / ZAS Architects, in joint venture for River City Phase 3
     
  • Council on Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat, Design Excellence Award - Best Tall Building Under 100 meters: Saucier + Perrotte Architectes / ZAS Architects, in joint venture for River City Phase 3
     
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  • 2019 Canadian Brownfield Network Award: Winner of the Best Overall Project for the Cherry Street Stormwater & Lakefilling Project; and the Port Lands Soil Reuse Program Approval
     
  • The Port Lands Flood Protection & Enabling Infrastructure Project - Bridge Design and Engineering won a 2019 Toronto Urban Design Award in the Special Jury Award for Catalytic Infrastructure category.
     
  • Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) Water Management Award of Excellence for outstanding projects that make a significant contribution to the protection and management of Canada’s water resources. 
     
  • American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) presented an Honor Award to The Bentway
     
  • Ontario Concrete Awards, Mid to High Rise Residential, Cast-in-Place Award: Saucier + Perrotte Architectes / ZAS Architects, in joint venture for River City Phase 3
     
  • Ontario Concrete Awards, Sustainable Concrete Construction Award: Saucier + Perrotte Architectes / ZAS Architects, in joint venture for River City Phase 3
     
  • Canadian Green Building Council Ontario, Inspiring Home, Finalist: Saucier + Perrotte Architectes / ZAS Architects, in joint venture for River City Phase 3
     
  • BILD Awards: Best Suite Design, Large for Aqualuna at Bayside
     
  • Ontario Home Builders' Association (OHBA) Awards of Distinction: Project of the Year – High or Mid-Rise for Aqualuna at Bayside
     
  • Ontario Home Builders' Association (OHBA) Awards of Distinction: Best Architecture – High-Rise Building for Aqualuna at Bayside
     
  • MIPIM / Architectural Review Future Project Award - Residential Category for Aqualuna at Bayside

 

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  • Intelligent Community Forum 2014 Intelligent Community of the Year for the City of Toronto with Waterfront Toronto highlighted as a key catalyst for the Intelligent Community development
     
  • Intelligent Community Forum Top 7 Designation for the City of Toronto with Waterfront Toronto highlighted as a key catalyst for the Intelligent Community development
     
  • Intelligent Community Forum Smart 21 Designation for the City of Toronto with Waterfront Toronto highlighted as a key catalyst for the Intelligent Community development
     
  • FCM Sustainable Communities Award in the neighbourhood development category for Corktown Common
     
  • Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) Awards of Excellence in the National Merit category for the Water’s Edge Promenade in East Bayfront
     
  • Ontario Association of Architects Design Excellence Award for Tommy Thompson Park Pavilion
  • PUG Design Awards Nomination for River City - Phase I
     
  • BILD Award Best Building Design – High-Rise to Tridel, Aqualina at Bayside
     
  • BILD Award Best Places to Grow Community of the Year Award – High-Rise to Dundee Kilmer, Canary Park
     
  • Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Great Places Award for Sugar Beach
     
  • Popular Science 2014 “Best of What’s New” award in the Green Category for Corktown Common
     
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  • Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Sustainable Development Award for MVVA’s Lower Don Lands design
     
  • American Society of Landscape Architects Honor in Analysis and Planning for Port Lands Estuary: Reinventing the Don River as an Agent of Urbanism
     
  • Public Sector Service Gold Award for Toronto Waterfront’s Aquatic Habitat Restoration Strategy
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  • Broadband Properties Summit Cornerstone Award for Developing a World-Class Concept for an Ultra-Broadband Community for Waterfront Toronto's Intelligent Communities
     
  • Toronto Urban Design Award for the Port Lands Estuary Master Plan
  • Toronto Urban Design Award for the Central Waterfront Master Plan
  • Toronto Urban Design Award for the Harbourfront Water’s Edge Revitalization
  • Toronto Urban Design Award Honourable Mention for the Quay to the City
  • Canadian Society of Landscape Architects National Merit for Central Waterfront’s Innovative Design Competition
  • Canadian Society of Landscape Architects National Merit for Quay to the City
  • Public Sector Service Silver Award for Waterfront Toronto’s Aquatic Habitat Restoration Strategy
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Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Regional Honour for East Bayfront Precinct Plan, Public Realm and Streetscape Plan

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  • Boston Society of Architects’ Millo Von Moltke Award for Urban Design for East Bayfront Precinct Plan
     
  • Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Award for East Bayfront Precinct Plan
     
  • Toronto Urban Design Award for the West Don Lands Precinct Plan
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  • Public Sector Quality Fair Certificate of Excellence for the Precinct Planning Consultation Process in Toronto’s Waterfront