BlogTo has named Fort York as one of the top ten Toronto Buildings from the last 5 years. The stunning building officially opened in September 2014 and is the result of a partnership between Kearns Mancini Architects and Patkau Architects. Considered the ‘birthplace of Toronto,’ the Fort is home to one of the oldest collections of fortifications in Canada, dating back to the War of 1812.
Located directly north of the Gardiner Expressway, which looms above and runs along the edge of the site, the Centre is nestled carefully into the landscape so as to not overwhelm the low-lying Fort it is designed to celebrate. The winning design provides an opportunity for visitors to be immersed into the profound history of the site as they ascend to the Fort Commons to a final prospect overlooking the site and the city beyond.