Cultural Institutions in the Public Realm Study
With the renewal of many of Toronto’s great cultural institutions, the next phase of great city building effort will focus on the public spaces that surround them. Under the direction of Mayor Miller’s “Vision 2010”, the City of Toronto, as custodian of the public realm, will be taking steps to promote the opportunities presented by its cultural buildings to achieve noticeable, large-scale transformations in the urban design quality of these prominent cultural areas.
ERA Architects worked with The Planning Partnership and Scott Thornley and Company to analyze current conditions and provide recommendations regarding the enhancements of these public spaces. The research and strategies contribute to the broader goal of using the opportunities presented by these large-scale projects to generate positive transformative impacts on Toronto’s public realm.
- The Planning Partnership, Scott Thornley and Company (branding consultant)
- Heritage & Cultural Planning/Landscape & Urban Design/Studies & Strategies
- Arts & Culture/Institutional
- Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals: Special Mention in the Heritage Evaluation Category, 2010