83a Marlborough Avenue

This single family residential infill project in mid-town Toronto occupies a 13’ x 115’ lot that was a former CN Rail site with a single car garage. The project is largely determined by its constraints.

The form of the building is based on the requirements for access to light and one’s movement through the program. Circulation spirals up and over the entrance through a series of interconnected spaces that are maximized with natural light that enters from above.

The program of this slender house forges a connection to the site,sky, and the neighborhood, while realizing the potential of an underused lot to resolve the requirements of the client.

Project Team:
Drew Mandel

T. Fijalkowski & Associates

Blackwell Structural Engineers, Nortec Design

Peter Sellar, Tom Arban, Heather Dubbeldam

OAA (Ontario Association of Architects) Award
Award of Excellence

Toronto Architecture & Urban Design Award
Award of Excellence

Best of Canada Design (Canadian Interiors)
Project Award: Residential

Best of Canada Design (Canadian Interiors)
Landscape Award
Urban Garden Room

Landscape Ontario 36th Annual Landscape Awards
Residential Construction
Urban Garden Room