TTC station modernization project wins Toronto design award
DateSeptember 12, 2013
TORONTO – A subway station modernization by IBI Group Architects has won a City of Toronto Urban Design award. The Victoria Park Bus Terminal Replacement project, at the east end of the city’s Bloor-Danforth subway line, won an Award of Excellence in the Public Buildings in Context category. “For a project to be successful, everyone has to buy into the design from start to the end of use,” said Charlie Hoang, Project Architect. “That includes the client, the architect, the commuters, the maintenance staff, and the politicians.” The award citation praised the design as “ … an example of how the TTC should modernize its transit hubs. Among the improvements are an attractive streetscape at the main entrance, added windows to provide more natural light, widened pedestrian pathways, new public art, and more pedestrian connections to the station. The station maintained original components … and used them as the base for the new design elements.” For more information, contact Charlie Hoang.