The redevelopment of Montcrest School on Broadview Avenue has won the Toronto Urban Design Award of Excellence in the Private Buildings in Context Category for 2021.

Montcrest School occupies a collection of Queen Anne revival homes in Toronto’s Riverdale community. A new infill volume was designed by Montgomery Sisam Architects to improve the functionality of the school while preserving the heritage of the house forms that have become synonymous with the school’s identity along Broadview Avenue.

GBCA prepared a Heritage Impact Assessment, developing a conservation strategy that would allow for the modernization of the school space both inside and outside while conserving the heritage fabric of these early twentieth century buildings. Subsequently a Conservation Plan was developed for the buildings. GBCA also assisted with heritage approvals with the City of Toronto.

To read more about this year’s awards, go to the City website.