Bridgepoint Active Healthcare Wins Big at Toronto's PUG Awards

(June 20, 2014) -  PUG, a people's choice award's program for architecture in the Toronto area, has named  Bridgepoint Active Healthcare the 2014 Best Commercial + Institutional Building in Toronto, and the recipient of the Paul Oberman Adaptive Reuse and Heritage Restoration Award.

Voted by the citizens of Toronto, the annual Pug Awards celebrate the best in Toronto architecture and planning. The goal of the program is to inform the public about design excellence and ultimately contribute to the growth and prosperity of Toronto. To qualify, buildings must have been completed in 2013, be located in the City of Toronto, and have an area equal to or greater than 50,000 square feet.

Bridgepoint Active Healthcare opened its doors earlier this year and is Canada's leader in complex care and rehabilitation. The 10-story, 472-bed hospital is the largest healthcare facility of its kind in Canada and the only organization dedicated to people living with complex chronic disease and disability. As part of the project, the adjacent 148-year-old Don Jail was readapted into the hospital's administrative and education center. 

Two teams of architects worked on the design and delivery of Bridgepoint: Stantec Architecture / KPMB Architects were the Planning, Design and Compliance Architects; and HDR Architecture / Diamond Schmitt Architects were the Design, Build, Finance and Maintain Architects.