60 Brant Street, Toronto, Ontario
2017 Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Award (Adaptive Reuse/Rehabilitation)
Eva’s Phoenix is a transformative adaptive reuse of the former Water Works building in downtown Toronto into transitional housing, education, and skills training for homeless and at risk youth. It is an exemplary model for an adaptive use and rehabilitation of an historic place.
LGA Architectural Partners was commissioned for the project by City of Toronto & Eva’s Initiatives. The project’s carefully considered re-imagination of the building’s interior space has created a bright, flexible and highly functional environment, while respecting the building’s heritage character. In its approach to adapting the interior to its new use as transitional housing and skills training center for homeless and at risk youth, the project successfully cultivates a sense of community for its residents.
Owner: Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth
Architects: LGA Architectural Partners