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Canada’s National Ballet School (Project Grand Jeté)

Toronto, Ontario

Canada’s National Ballet School

KPMB Architects / Goldsmith Borgal & Company Limited Architects (KPMB/GBCA), architects in joint venture


180,000 ft² / 16,723 m²

Project Type
Culture, Education, Heritage

Bruce Kuwabara (design partner), Shirley Blumberg (partner-in-charge), Mitchell Hall (design associate), Olga Pushkar (project architect), Myriam Tawadros, Ramon Janer, Jeff Strauss, Jill Greaves, Virginia Dos Reis, Jimmy Sun, Krista Clark, Maryam Nourmansouri

GBCA Project Team
Phil Goldsmith (principal in charge), Paul Gagné (design associate), Allan D. Killin (associate architect), Mark Krapez, Darryl Fisher, Ida Seto, Gill Haley, Tanya Cazzin, Christopher Borgal

Halcrow Yolles Inc. (structural), Crossey Engineering Ltd. (mechanical, electrical, plumbing), The MBTW Group (landscape), Shady Lane Expert Tree Care Inc. (arborist), Scott Thornley + Company Inc. (branding), Bhandari & Plater Inc. (signage), Urban Strategies Inc. (urban planners), Marrack + Associates Inc. (food services), Engineering Harmonics (AV), Catherine Williams Fine Art Consultants Inc. (public art), Graycom Analysis (IT), MCD Design Group Ltd. (furniture), Aercoustics Engineering Ltd. (acoustics), Soberman Engineering Ltd. (elevator), iTRANS Consulting Inc. (traffic), Shaheen & Peaker Ltd. (geotechnical), RWB Engineering Ltd. (shoring), Rabideau & Czerwinski (land surveyors), A.W. Hooker & Associates Ltd. (quantity surveyors, arch/struc), Clare Randall-Smith & Associates Ltd. (quantity surveyors, mechanical, electrical, plumbing), Larden Muniak Consulting Inc. (building code)

Project Manager
Sims Moelich Associates

Construction Manager
Eastern Construction Ltd.

Tom Arban, Eduard Hueber, Maris Mezulis

2009 American Institute of Architects/Committee on Architecture for Education, Educational Facility Design Award
2009 Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award
2008 Governor General’s Award
2008 Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence
2008 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, National Urban Design Award
2008 Urban Land Institute Global Award for Excellence
2007 American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Architecture
2007 Toronto Urban Design Award
2006 Canadian Interiors Best of Canada, Project Winner
2006 Ontario Association of Architects Award of Excellence
2006 Pug Awards, Best in Show
2006 Heritage Toronto Award

Shouldice, April 2022
Canadian Modern Architecture – 1967 to the present, October 2019
Arkitektur, 2010
The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture, September 2008
Ourtopias: cities and the role of design, August 2008
Atrium, May/June 2008
The Architectural Review, July 2007
Architectural Record, May 2007
Design City Toronto, 2007
Toronto Life, December 2006
Surface, April 2006
Toronto Life, December 2005