60 Richmond East Housing Development | Toronto, Ontario

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Program
Residential
Client
TCHC
Location
Toronto, Ontario
Status
Complete
Architects
N/A
Year
2011

Toronto’s first housing co-operative in 20 years, 60 Richmond East is an urban in-fill project that incorporates a dynamic building program and LEED initiatives. Interlocking, contrasting volumes and voids create a sculptural and spatial composition that animates the streetscape. The building is home to hospitality-industry workers and their families who were displaced due to the redevelopment of Regent Park – one of the city’s largest social housing renewal projects. A resident-run restaurant and training kitchen provide supplementary income and additional experience for the residents, and a community garden on the sixth floor terrace provides food for the restaurant and uses the organic waste generated by the kitchen as compost. Rainwater is used for garden irrigation. These elements create a self-sustaining condition of ‘urban permaculture’.

AWARDS

2014 CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter Innovation in LEED Award – First Place
2014 Governor General’s Medal in Architecture
2011 Toronto Urban Design Award – Award of Excellence
2011 AZ Awards – People’s Choice Award
2010 ArchDaily Building of the Year Award

2010 PUG People’s Choice Award
2010 OAA Design Excellence Award
2010 Sustainable Architecture & Building Award
2010 Design Exchange Award – Gold Standing
2007 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence