Every other year, the City of Toronto presents the Urban Design Awards to acknowledge the significant contribution architects, landscape architects, urban designers, artists, design students, and city builders make to the look and livability of our city. Earlier this month, 619 Queen Street West received a 2017 Toronto Urban Design Award of Merit.
Working as the General Contractor on this project, First Gulf worked with designers, architects, and engineers to successfully recreate the façade of 619 Queen Street West, a heritage building in Toronto’s popular Queen West neighborhood (the original building was damaged in a 2008 fire). This project presented a unique approach to Queen Street’s Heritage Conservation guidelines: upon the façade of the building’s sleek perforated stainless steel panels, the image of the previous building was composed, paying homage to the site’s past while maintaining an impressive, contemporary aesthetic.
First Gulf worked with Quadrangle Architects, the project architect for both the base building and the tenant fit-outs, to achieve the impressive exterior façade which is simultaneously unique and modern while maintaining aesthetic consistency within the historical neighbourhood.
Read More about 619 Queen’s Award here.
Watch a short video on the building here.