Bridgepoint Active Healthcare

As part of a new approach to Canadian health care facilities the Bridgepoint Health complex, located along Toronto’s Don Valley on the historic property of the Don River Jail in Toronto, is both a regional and a community health centre.

PFS Studio worked alongside KPMB and Stantec Architects to arrive at a site plan that is highly functional for a wide variety of programmatic uses in addition to being beautiful and inspiring.

The incorporation of new civic spaces, a refurbishment of the historic grounds, and its integration with an adjacent public park make the Bridgepoint project significant to the City of Toronto’s public realm network. The landscape design builds upon the relationships of health, community and nature. These components are interwoven into all aspects of the site and are strongly fused with the building program.


Toronto Urban Design Award, Award of Merit, Large Places and/or Neighbourhoods, 2017

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), Governor General’s Medals in Architecture, 2016

Civic Trust Award, United Kingdom, 2016

Canadian Urban Institute (CUI), Brownie Award – Excellence in Project Development at the Building Scale, 2014

Ontario Association of Architects, Design Excellence Award, 2014

PUG Awards, People’s Choice Award – Commercial or Institutional Building, 2014

PUG Awards, Paul Oberman Award for Adaptive Reuse and Heritage Restoration, 2014

Design & Health International Academy Awards, International Health Project (over 40,000 sq m), Honourable Mention, 2014

Modern Healthcare Design Awards, Citation Award, 2014

World Architecture News (WAN) Awards, Adaptive Reuse Award, 2013

Canadian Architect, Award of Excellence, 2008