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Allied Music Centre/Massey Hall Renovation and Expansion

Toronto, Ontario

The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall

KPMB Architects (Architecture & Interior Design); GBCA Architects (Heritage Consultant)

2015 (Phase 1); 2022 (Phase 2)

16,000 ft² / 1,486 m² (Phase 1); 124,000 ft² / 11,520 m² (Phases 2a, 2b)

Project Type

Marianne McKenna (partner-in-charge), Chris Couse (founding principal), Graham Baxter (senior associate, phase 2b), Matthew Wilson (senior associate, phase 2b + 2a),  Carolyn Lee (senior associate, interiors), Clementine Chang (associate, project architect, phase 2b), Nic Green (associate, phase 1 + 2b), Klaudia Lengyel (interiors, phases 2a, 2b), Meika McCunn (associate, phase 1 + 2b), Andrea Macaroun (associate, phase 1), Ramin Yamin, Ping Pai, Victor Garzon, David Poloway, Mahtab Gashghaii, Geoffrey Turnbull, Nonna Shabanova, Arian Hussainzada, Zachariah Glennon, Danielle Whitely, Gill Baldwin, Ramon Janer, Shivathmikha Kumar, Ali Salama, Amal Dirie, Olivia Di Felice, Andrew Barat, Victoria Ngai, Charmaine Candelario Lazaga, Donia Barai

Construction Manager
EllisDon (Phases 0,2a, 2b), Tucker HiRise (Phase 1)

Charcoalblue (theatre); Sound Space Vision (acoustics); GBCA Architects (heritage); Entuitive (structural); Entuitive (building envelope); The Mitchell Partnership Inc. (mechanical); Crossey Engineering Ltd. (electrical);Crossey Engineering Ltd. (security and I.T.); Martin Conboy Lighting Design (architectural lighting); Bhandari & Plater Inc. (signage & graphics); Engineering Harmonics Inc. (audio visual); LRI (code / fire and life safety); NAK Design Group (landscape); Anjinnov Management (food services); BA Consulting Group Ltd. (transportation); Turner & Townsend (project management + cost consultant); Reich & Petch (exhibit design); Total Opening Consultants (hardware); Pro-Bel (façade access systems); WSP (civil engineering)

Scott Norsworthy

2023 Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award (Honorable Mention)
2022 Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award
2022 Heritage Toronto Award – Crafts and Trades Category

Global Design News, November 2023
Monocle, September 2022
Toronto Life, April 2022
Toronto Life, April 2022
Canadian Architect, February 2022
CBC The National, November 2021 
The Globe and Mail, November 2021 
CBC Q With Tom Power, November 2021
CBC News, November 2021 
CBC Metro Morning, November 2021
Toronto Star, November 2021
BFN Today, November 2021
Granthshala News, November 2021
Head Topics, November 2021
Ludwig Van Toronto, November 2021
CBC Radio, November 2021
Canadian Architect, December 2020 
Massey Hall – Allied Music Centre, November 2020
CFM&D, October 2019 
CBC Radio, April 2019 
Canadian Interiors, December 2018
Canadian Architect, December 2018
Canadian Architect, November 2018
Canadian Interiors, November 2018 
NOW Magazine, June 2018
Canadian Interiors, August 2017
Urban Toronto, August 2017
Massey Hall Magazine, 2017
Toronto Star, April 2014