On September 17th the Palais Royale Ballroom hosted the 2007 Toronto Urban Design Awards. Canada’s National Ballet School was honored with the Award of Excellence in the ‘Large Places or Neighbourhood Designs’ category. The jury report had this to say about the ballet school:
“This is urban alchemy, gracing one of the city’s grittiest streets with visions of ballerinas and potentially transforming a languishing neighbourhood. The use of glass, both as a contrasting treatment to the historic brick building and as a tablet for public art – in the form of musical script – is inspiring.”
The complete jury report is available online at: http://www.toronto.ca/tuda/index.htm
Canada’s National Ballet School, which is located at 400 Jarvis Street, was a joint venture project with Goldsmith Borgal & Company Ltd., Architects.
Since its completion in December 2005, the ballet school has received a number of prestigious awards including: the American Institute of Architects, Honor Award for Architecture (2007), Ontario Association of Architects, Award of Excellence (2006), Heritage Toronto, Award of Excellence, Architectural Conservation & Craftsmanship Category (2006), to name a few.
More details and photographs of the ballet school are available on our website: http://www.kpmb.com/index.asp?navid=30&fid1=48&fid2=12&fid3=32&minyearx=&maxyearx=