In 2015, GBCA prepared a Heritage Impact Assessment for the proposed CF Toronto Eaton Centre Bridge. Providing access between the Eaton Centre and the historic former Simpson’s Department Store Building (now the Hudson’s Bay Company Store), the new bridge had to appropriately address the heritage significance of this important building.

The stunning bridge was designed by Zeidler Architecture in association with Wilkinson Eyre and was recognized with the Award of Excellence in the Elements category in the 2021 Toronto Urban Design Awards. According to the jury: instead of a utilitarian structure connecting busy commercial zones, this structure captured the public’s imagination by achieving a sense of tactile and visual dynamism that enhanced the existing architecture.

Congratulations to the entire team and the owner, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited.

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