Ontario Construction News staff writer
The winners of Kingston’s Livable City Design Awards were honoured at an awards presentation at City Hall last week.
Awards recognize innovative buildings or projects that positively contribute to Kingston. They celebrate projects which demonstrate excellence in urban design and architecture and raise the bar for the community.
“With 25 winners over three award categories, there were so many excellent projects for the jury to consider,” said Sukriti Agarwal, Manager of Policy Planning. “We were impressed by the variety and creativity of many of the projects. Thank you to the owners, designers and heritage consultants for your vision.”
Awards of Excellence recognize “superior projects” the best exemplified all or most of the Livable City Design Award criteria:
Endaayaan-Tkanónsote, 156 Albert Street – Owner Queen’s University; designers Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd. And Diamond Schmitt Architects; and heritage consultant André Scheinman.
Napier Park, 671 Brock Street – Owner City of Kingston and designer F.D. Fountain Landscape Architecture
Bishop House and Central Branch, 130 Johnson Street – Owners Kingston Frontenac Public Library and City of Kingston; designers Read Jones Christofferson Ltd. And HDR, Inc.; and heritage consultants Bray Heritage, Letourneau Consulting Inc. and Jennifer McKendry
Breakwater Park, 200 King Street West – Owner City of Kingston and designers Claude Cormier et Associés.
Rideau Heights Community Centre and Shannon Park, 85 and 110 MacCauley Street – Owners Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Limestone District School Board and City of Kingston; designers NORR Limited Architects and Engineers and NAK Design Strategies.
Broom Factory, 305 Rideau Street – Owner and designer RAW Design Inc.
27 Wright Crescent – Owner Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation and designer Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd.
Awards of Merit recognize projects that met many of the criteria for the Livable City Design Awards.
Victoria Park, 487 Brock Street – Owner City of Kingston and designer Janet Rosenberg & Studio Inc.
Local 249 Carpenter’s Union, 481 Discovery Avenue – Owner the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners Union Local 249 and designer Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd.
77-79 Gore Street (private residences) – Owner Patricia MacKay and designer Mark Peabody Custom Builder.
Kingston East Community Centre, 779 Highway 15 – Owner City of Kingston and designer +VG Architects.
Frontenac Club, 225 King Street East – Owner Frontenac Club Inc. and designer Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd.
661 King Street West / 54 Kennedy Street (private residence) – Owner James Compton Simmons and designer Hughes Downey Architects.
Kingston Secondary School, 145 Kirkpatrick Avenue – Owner Limestone District School Board and designer ZAS Architects Inc.
Water Snake, Ontario Street – Owner City of Kingston and designer RAW Design Inc. and Nidus3D.
Scotiabank, 101 Princess Street – Owners Scotiabank and Springer Group of Companies; designer Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd.
The Screening Room, 120 Princess Street – Owners Springer Group of Companies and Wendy Huot; designer Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd.
Sanctuary Coworking and The Smith Hotel, 221 Queen Street – Owner BPE Development and designer Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd.
84-90 Rose Abbey Drive (private residences) – Owner Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region and designer Michael Preston Design.
Mitchell Hall, 69 Union Street – Owner Queen’s University and designers CS&P Architects Inc. and Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc.
Unity Point and Unity Place, 333 University Avenue and 495 Princess Street – Owner Podium and designer Teeple Architects.
Waaban Crossing – Owner City of Kingston and designers Hatch, SYSTRA International Bridge Technologies, and BEAM Architects.
The Wilson Building, 168 Wellington Street – Owner CaraCo Development Corporation and designer Colbourne & Kembel Architects Inc.
Portsmouth Olympic Harbour to Lake Ontario Park Waterfront Pathway, Yonge Street – Owner City of Kingston, designer Wentworth Landscapes.
Coast Guard Search & Rescue, 93 Yonge Street – Owners Canadian Coast Guard and Government of Canada and designer DIALOG.
The People’s Choice Award went to the Frontenac Club, 225 King Street East – Owner Frontenac Club Inc. and designer Shoalts and Zaback Architects Ltd.