One of SvN’s recent projects, EglintonConnects, has just received a Toronto Urban Design Award of Merit in the Visions and Master Plans category. In their comments, the Jury said: “…All new transit projects, big or small, should be considered as acts of city-building and their components should be shaped by thoughtful planning such as this.”
As part of the comprehensive study, SvN and consulting firm Brook McIlroy co-led development of the Streetscape Design for 19 km of the 26 km LRT corridor, from Jane Street to Kennedy Road, along with the Built Form Zoning Recommendations and Guidelines. In parallel with this process, SvN supported the City of Toronto in a review of the preliminary designs for the LRT stations and station areas, in preparation for Metrolinx’s issuance of the RFP document to consortia to deliver the Eglinton Crosstown line.
EglintonConnects has also been recognized by the Institute of Transportation Engineers with a Project of the Year Award and the Canadian Institute of Planners with an Award for Planning Excellence.