At the eastern edge of downtown Toronto, this LEED Gold development housed more than 10,000 athletes during the 2015 Pan-American Games. It was then transformed into the Canary District, a vibrant, mixed income, mixed-use neighbourhood of affordable, market-rate and student housing. As part of the greater redevelopment of the West Don Lands, this sustainable community was founded on a set of core design principles including environmental, social and economic sustainability; intensification of green space; connectivity to surrounding neighbourhoods; and a strong pedestrian realm. NAK Design Strategies completed the landscape design for four residential blocks, the Athletes’ Polyclinic, a new YMCA branch and George Brown’s first student residence.
2017-2018 Urban Land Institute Global Awards for Excellence Winner, West Don Lands/Canary District
2012 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence
Toronto, Ontario, Canada