OAA Announces 2022 Queen’s Park Picks
The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) has announced its top selections for this year’s Queen’s Park Picks.
Each year, a special exhibition at Queen’s Park highlights a selection of outstanding buildings. However, following the adjournment of the legislature, the OAA will be presenting the 2022 Queen’s Park Picks online at: www.oaa.on.ca/QPP.
An emerging theme from this year’s QP Picks is community, with numerous buildings playing important roles as spaces where people gather. As public health restrictions continue to ease and members of the public find themselves sharing spaces once again.
Nine projects have been selected by a jury of architects for this year’s Queen’s Park Picks online exhibit, which showcases the diversity of architecture in Ontario. The buildings chosen were:
- Abilities Centre in Whitby
Architect: B+H Architects Corp.
Nominated by MPP Lorne Coe
- Adawe Bridge in Ottawa
Architect: Stantec Architecture Ltd.
Nominated by MPP Lucille Collard
- Franklin Carmichael Art Centre Building in Toronto (Etobicoke)
Nominated by Premier Doug Ford
- Holy Protection of the Mother of God Ukrainian Catholic Church in Guelph
Architect: Evhen Gren
Nominated by MPP Mike Schreiner
- Jeremiah McKay Kabayshewekamik in Sioux Lookout
Architect: ft3 Architecture Landscape Interior Design in association with Manasc Isaac Architects (now Reimagine)
Nominated by MPP Sol Mamakwa
- Place des Arts in Sudbury
Architects: Moriyama & Teshima Architects in joint venture with Yallowega Belanger Salach Architecture
Nominated by MPP Jamie West
- Union Station in Toronto
Architects: Ross and MacDonald, Hugh Jones (Assistant Chief Architect,
Canadian Pacific Railway) and John M. Lyle Architect
Architects of Renovation (2022): NORR Architects & Engineers Limited, EVOQ Architecture Inc., Zeidler Architecture, PARTISANS (interior), IBI Group (second platform)
Nominated by MPP Chris Glover
- Victoria County Gaol in Lindsay
Architect: Cumberland and Storm
Nominated by MPP Laurie Scott
- Victoria Hall (Brockville City Hall) in Brockville
Architect: Henry H. Horsey
Architect of Renovation: O. E. Liston
Nominated by MPP Steve Clark
“I am so thrilled that year after year, our Members of Provincial Parliament join us in recognizing the marvelous examples of Ontario architecture found in all parts of our province,” notes OAA President Susan Speigel. “We must continue to respect and revere these beautiful places that form a crucial part of our social fabric.”