Over the past four decades, SvN has been responsible for the planning, design and construction management of urban and rural development projects across Canada, and around the world.

Founded by John van Nostrand in 1978, SvN will build on a legacy of innovation in affordable housing and incremental growth initiated in Canada, and then consolidated through our work overseas. These strategies and precedents for sustainable, inclusive development have deeply influenced our approach to planning, design and building, in every context.

 

Global Projects

 

Downtown Toronto Projects

Toronto-Firm-History-Map

Planning and Urban Design
1.   25 Waterman Avenue Development Study
2.   401/427 Interchange Study
3.   48-50 Denison Road East Consent Applications
4.   675 Progress Master Plan
5.   Allen District Plan & Urban Design Guidelines
6.   Ashbridges Bay Master Plan
7.   Billy Bishop Airport Environmental Assessment
8.   Brick Works Master Plan
9.   Central Waterfront Plan
10. Downsview Secondary Plan
11. Eglinton Connects
12. Garrison Creek Neighbourhood Planning Study
13. Highland Creek Environmental Assessment
14. Lakeshore Village
15. Lawrence Allen Revitalization Study
16. Leslie/Sheppard Gateway
17. On Building Downtown*
18. Pan Am Athletes Village Master Plan
19. Port Lands Acceleration Study
20. Regent Park NW Quadrant (MOMAH)
21. Rosehill Reservoir Community Garden
22. Seneca College Newnham Campus Master Plan
23. Victory Soya Mills Silo Site Master Plan
24. South of Eastern Strategic Direction
25. Western Waterfront Master Plan
26. Scarborough Town Centre Study
27. Seaton/North Pickering Planning Study
28. South Etobicoke Housing Study
29. St. James Town Open Space Plan
30. The York School Master Plan
31. Toronto 2008 Olympic Bid Village Master Plan
32. Upper Canada College Master Plan
33. Warden/Victoria Park Study
34. Wynn Westlodge Properties Site Plan
35. York University Pan Am Master Plan

Streetscape + Active Transportation
36. 427/401/DVP Loop Study Bixi Bike Share Terminals
37. Bloor Street Transformation
38. Dundas Street West Streetscape Study
39. Eglinton Connects
40. Eglinton Allen LRT Station
41. Finch LRT Corridor Planning Feasibility Study
42. Gardiner Expressway/ Lakeshore Boulevard Revitalization
43. Kipling Mobility Hub Public Realm Plan
44. Rosedale Traffic Calming Study
45. Sheppard LRT Corridor Study
46. Six Points Interchange Reconfiguration
47. St. George Street Revitalization
48. Union Station Precinct Plan
49. West Toronto Rail Path – Phase 2 Environmental Assessment
50. Yonge-Eglinton LRT Station
51. Yonge Street BIA
Institutional Architecture
52. Casey House
53. Don Heights Unitarian Church/Bill White Coop
55. Humber College Teaching Hotel Facility
56. Jean Tweed Treatment Centre
57. Life Community Church
58. Salvation Army Citadel + Non-Profit Housing Project
59. Shakespeare in the Park Audience Improvements
60. York Computer Science Building*
61. York University Pan Am Stadium

Multi-Residential Architecture
62. 201 Sherbourne Development Study
63. 310 King Street East Development Study
64. 354 Richmond Street East Mixed Use Development Study
65. 412 Church Street Student Residence
66. 675 Progress Avenue Development
67. 698 Spadina Avenue Student Residence
68. 7 Labatt Avenue
69. 39 Riverwood Parkway – Balcony Renovation
70. Anduhyaun Women’s Residence
71. YWCA Elm Centre
72. Evangel Hall
73. Fife Community Housing
74. Fred Victor Mission Redevelopment + Keith Whitney Homes
75. Houselink Community Homes
76. Kingston Main Apartments
77. Nakiska Co-op
78. Regent Park’s The Sumach
79. TCHC 145 Strathmore Development Study
80. Victory Soya Mills Silo Site
81. Woodgreen Pape Residence
Small Residential Architecture
82. 7 Blaine Avenue
83. 16 Astley Avenue* with Superkul
84. 250 Ellis Avenue* with Superkul
85. 29 Galley Avenue
86. 29 Hawthorne Avenue
87. 30 Colin Avenue
88. SvN Studio
89. 40R Shaftsbury Avenue* with Superkul
90. 63 Hogarth Avenue
91. Fichman Penthouse 
92. Alliance Francaise
93. Broadview Software Offices, Grayson Matthews Studios and Offices
94. architectsAlliance Office
95. Elgin Winter Garden Theatre Offices
96. Grant House at Upper Canada College
97. Lifetime Developments Head Office
98. Lower Ossington Theatre
99. Nature Conservancy of Canada
100. St. James Town Community Corner