The Oculus recognized with TUDA Award
We’re honoured to share that The Oculus Revitalization, a project led by ACO Toronto and Giaimo, received a Special Jury Award, Award of Merit, for Community Activation at the 2023 Toronto Urban Design Awards.
The Jury comments read “Selected as a Special Jury award due to its unique and strong community commitment to its revitalization, the Oculus is a landmark that we are happy to have restored and persevere as part of our urban landscape. This restoration and preservation project was initiated by strong community action. The restoration of the structure itself from the original concrete, stone, and steel pavilion is a testament to its durability of construction and longevity of the simple yet powerful design. As a marker of the built heritage of Toronto, losing this structure would have been an irreplaceable loss for our city. This is a heartwarming initiative that we are recognizing and a clear reminder of the power of infrastructure and the impact it can have on the urban environment. The Jury applauded the grassroots efforts of the community and their engagement to maintain the architectural heritage of this city.”
Huge thank you and congratulations to everyone who we collaborated with for this project. And congratulations to all TUDA winners, the 2023 Jury Report can be found here.