Living City Award for Sisters Residence
The Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto and Shim-Sutcliffe Architects received a Living City Award on Nov. 6, 2014, at Bellvue Manor in Vaughan for the Sisters Residence at 2 O’Connor Drive. The Living City® Foundation supports the work of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) whose purpose is to help people understand, enjoy and look after the natural environment.
Living City Awards are made to individuals and organizations who “exemplify TRCA’s vision for The Living City, where human settlement can flourish as part of nature’s beauty and diversity.” The Sisters Residence was described as “an outstanding project demonstrating that landscape stewardship and sophisticated green technologies can be a design anchor for mainstream redevelopment in a meaningful manner. [It is] a stunning and thoughtful project of integrated architecture and landscape design which highlights the Sisters’ vision for sustainability, openness to nature and blending modern, historic and sacred spaces.” – from The Living City Environmental Dinner booklet.
Receiving the Living City Award from (far right) Carolyn Woodland, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, are (l. to r.) Robert Ng - NAK Design, Brigitte Shim, Shim-Sutcliffe Architects , Sister Thérèse Meunier, Congregational Leader of the Sisters of St. Joseph and Amanda Garrett, CSJ Facilities Administrator.
The Living City Award
Photos courtesy of The Living City Foundation