Mirvish Village has been recognized with the 2019 Award of Excellence in Urban Design by the Canadian Institute of Planners. This was a highly collaborative project between Westbank, Henriquez Partners Architects, Urban Strategies, ERA Architects, Janet Rosenberg & Studio.
“The jury was impressed with the holistic design approach to this urban infill project. It strives to achieve a balance between heritage conservation, transit-supportive density, respectful integration and preservation of the uniqueness of the site with existing neighbourhood contexts, a high quality urban public realm and green development, including local district energy systems. It also engaged with the City and the neighbourhoods through an innovative and iterative approach to site planning. Ultimately, the four residents’ associations all supported the proposed plan, and the applications were adopted unanimously. The Mirvish Village Redevelopment Plan is an excellent example of collaboration between the City, community members, and the developer.” – Canadian Institute of Planners. Read more.
Video by Adjacent Possibilities, outlining the City’s role in this transformative project.