A Landmark Revitalized: Yonge Sheppard Centre Wins International TOBY Award


Domenic Bonavota


A Landmark Revitalized: Yonge Sheppard Centre Wins International TOBY Award

We are delighted to announce that the Yonge Sheppard Centre has received the 2023 International TOBY Award in the Renovated Building category.

This recognition highlights the center's exceptional transformation and outstanding management practices in the commercial real estate industry. Situated at the vibrant intersection of Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue, the Yonge Sheppard Centre has emerged as a groundbreaking mixed-use development, that is captivating with its impressive 35-story residential tower and revamped retail design.

Since 1976, the Yonge Sheppard Centre has stood as a significant landmark in the architectural history of North York. Despite facing various obstacles, including fluctuating tenants, limited circulation, and outdated interiors, the center has emerged victorious with a truly transformative design. A primary goal was to elevate the pedestrian experience, which prompted the introduction of street-related retail spaces and enhanced service access for the diverse array of tenants and purposes within the center. The development encompasses new rental replacement housing, upgraded parking facilities, state-of-the-art loading areas, and a relocated day care center, showcasing a comprehensive and exemplifying a holistic approach to modernization.

We extend our congratulations to the entire team involved in the remarkable success of the Yonge Sheppard Centre project. This prestigious achievement is a testament to the unwavering dedication, visionary thinking, and relentless efforts of every individual who contributed their expertise and passion. We would also acknowledge the involvement of our Electrical and Tenant divisions who played a vital role in shaping the future of the Yonge Sheppard Centre.
About Building Owners and Managers Association International

BOMA’s prestigious awards programs celebrate and reward top-performing properties, teams and individuals in categories focused on sustainability, building excellence, customer experience and asset value. The TOBY® Awards program is renowned in the commercial real estate industry, recognizing excellence in building management and quality in commercial real estate buildings.