St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts


The St. Lawrence Center for the Arts is a renewal of the former STLC site which is located in the heart of downtown Toronto, next to Union Station. This transformational project will breathe new life into the St. Lawrence neighbourhood through the creation of two fully accessible state-of-the-art performance spaces, and a generous addition of free public realm, both indoors and out, including a public plaza adjoining Berczy Park. Inspired by the role of Wampum Belt, a symbol of unified strength, the belt inspiration is symbolic of the STLC aspirations to become a quintessential Toronto cultural destination that brings people together.
Rendering Credit:
Hariri Pontarini Architects
Stage of Completion
June 2022
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
New Building 19,800 ft2 | 213125 m2
560,000 ft2 | 6027784 m2
$240 Million CAD
TO Live
Architect of Record:
Hariri Pontarini Architects
Design Leads:
Wanda Dalla Costa Architect
Design Team:
Addie Suchorab, Mamie Griffith

Honorary Fellow

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada is proud to announce that Wanda Dalla Costa, a prominent Indigenous voice and practitioner in North American architecture, has been awarded honorary fellowship for 2022. Wanda Dalla Costa is a member of the Saddle Lake Cree Nation and was the first First Nation woman to become an architect in Canada. Her firm, Tawaw Architecture Collective, is based in Phoenix, Arizona. She is the director and founder of Arizona State University’s Indigenous Design Collaborative, a community-driven design and construction program that brings together tribal community members, industry and multidisciplinary teams of university students and faculty to co-design and co-develop solutions for tribal communities. Dalla Costa is a prominent Indigenous female voice within the architectural profession–specifically within the academic sphere in North America.

YBCA's 100 Honorees: Wanda Dalla Costa

Indigenous Design Collaborative's founder and design director Wanda Dalla Costa was recognized as YBCA 100 list of change makers and cultural activists working at the intersection of art, social change and civic life.

Trailblazer Award: Wanda Dalla Costa

Presented this year as part of NZ20, the world's largest net zero conference and expo, the Trailblazer Awards celebrate leaders who are building a net zero future through their work in the carbon, energy, water, waste, transit and/or policy sectors.

St. Lawrence Center Competition Award 2023


Jeff Harnar Award
Unbuilt Architecture 2021