the sun is setting over a snowy field.
a long stone wall next to a body of water.
a plant growing out of a crack in a rock.
a dirt road in the middle of a field.
a grassy field with trees in the background.
a view of a body of water through a round window.
a dirt road surrounded by trees next to a river.
a group of people walking down a dirt road.
a foggy field with three trees in the distance.
a large body of water under a cloudy sky.
a woman walking down a path in the sand.
a plant with purple flowers growing out of it.
an aerial view of a river in the snow.
a view of a grassy field with a river in the distance.
a view of a long wooden bridge that is under construction.
a bench sitting on top of a grass covered field.
a body of water surrounded by snow covered ground.
a row of colorful chairs sitting on top of a lake.
a group of chairs sitting on top of a wet parking lot.
a walkway lined with stone walls and a pergolated roof.
a group of tables and chairs in front of a glass building.
a bunch of poles that are in the snow.
a snow covered field with a lot of snow on the ground.
a snow covered field with trees and a building in the background.
a group of people standing on the side of a river.
a close up view of a wall made of wood.
a close up of a wall with a pattern on it.
a person walking down a sidewalk next to a large building.
a bunch of dried corn hanging from a ceiling.
a dirt path in the middle of a forest.
a green field of grass with a log sticking out of it.
an aerial view of a city at night.
a bunch of bananas hanging from a ceiling.

Say HELLO! BIENVENUE! in seventy Indigenous languages spoken throughout Canada. We are inspired by diversity, nature, social justice, and ecological integrity – and in these beautiful territories, we have the chance to get it right!

Our Story

In the year 2000, we started this practice with a dream to approach design and planning from a broad, holistic perspective. As architects, landscape architects, planners, and urban designers it was the only way we could address the complexity of communities, cities and the diverse, interconnected natural and human-made ecologies we inhabit.

That dream has brought together a diverse array of forty-plus talented people working from studios in Toronto, Thunder Bay, and Winnipeg:

  • architects, landscape architects, artists, environmentalists, planners seamlessly working together;
  • Indigenous designers from diverse backgrounds leading co-creation teams with non-Indigenous professionals whose families have come from all over the world;
  • and young interns learning from this experience – while drawing us forward.

We work in the medium of the built and natural environments driven by a belief that we have been given an incredible gift in Canada, and an opportunity to get it right –to create environments where people can prosper and thrive while protecting the land, water, air and the other species that make life possible. This work is driven by a uniquely Canadian design ethos derived from research into place, diverse cultures, Indigenous world views, sustainability, natural materials, and the application of new technologies.

Communities / Client List

Over the years, Brook McIlroy has worked with a wide range ofpublic and private sector clients to address community needs at all levels. These clients have included municipalities; Indigenous communities and organizations; educational institutions, including primary and post-secondary; and public and private development and investment organizations.

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Brook McIlroy has been honoured with dozens of awards from professional organizations within Canada as well as internationally. These include top awards for the professions of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design/planning in Canada, with multiple awards from the Canadian Institute of Planners, the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects, and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada National Urban Design Awards. The awards reflect the firm’s reputation for innovation across disciplines, including a dozen awards for wood design; new approaches to the planning and design of waterfronts, campuses, and cities; and new ways of integrating Indigenous Peoples into the fabric of the urban environment.

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