The winners of the Governor-General's Medals in Architecture were recently announced and out of the 12 awards, five Toronto buildings made the cut. These buildings were awarded the "excellence in the art of architecture" showcasing some of the city's best designs. First up is an educational design with the Rotman School of Management expansion at the University of Toronto. KPMB Architects designed the modern add-on to the St. George Street campus building in 2012.
↑Another educational award winner with Kongats Architects' Centennial College and Athletic Wellness Centre. The suburban campus offers students one of the best workout spaces while cramming for exams.
↑ 60 Richmond East Housing Co-Operative could be Toronto's most stand-out co-op projects, and the city's first housing co-op is 20 years. Designed by Teeple Architects, the building houses relocated hospitality workers from Regent Park.
↑ The Bloor Gladstone Library won for its modern renovations; transforming a previously dilapidated and dysfunctional heritage library into a sustainable building. The building was designed by RDH Architects Inc./ Shoalts and Zaback Architects.
↑ Residence for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects is an assisted-care facility for elderly nuns. The four-storey building along the edge of the Don Valley ravine is a place where tranquility meets spirituality and good design.
· 60 Richmond is Toronto's Best New Co-op [Toronto Star]
· 58 Elderly Nuns Move into their Final Home on Earth [Toronto Star]
· Curbed Awards 2013 [Curbed Toronto]