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19 Mar 2019
Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Transit Station, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Architects: Grimshaw
Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Transit Station in Toronto
photograph : Shai Gil

Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Transit Station Building
Atmospheric Lens is a public artwork integrated into the dome of the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Transit Station in Toronto. Spanning 16,000 sqft it dissolves the convex ceiling of the above-ground pavilion into a dynamic, cubist collage of reflections of life inside the station.

10 Mar 2019
Milky’s
Design: Batay-Csorba Architects
Milky's in Toronto
photograph : Younes Bounhar

Milky’s in Toronto
Evoking frothed milk in a latte: the concept of ‘everything surrounding the offering being as important as the product’ has helped shape the concept of Milky’s.

6 Mar 2019
Waterfront Architecture: Placemaking and Context Exhibition in Toronto

6 Mar 2019
West Don Lands Housing

5 Feb 2019
Echo House

15 Dec 2018
Lighting of the CF Toronto Eaton Centre Bridge

11 Dec 2018
New House in Annex, Downtown Toronto

26 Sep 2018
Trafalgar Park Community Centre, Oakville, Ontario
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Trafalgar Park Community Centre in Oakville Ontario
photograph : Lisa Logan Photography

Trafalgar Park Community Centre Building
The 65,000-sqft, $37m project is one of the first in Canada for a municipal client using the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) model.

3 Sep 2018
Stouffville Residence
Stouffville Residence

23 Aug 2018
Bianca Condos, 420 Dupont St
Design: Teeple Architects
Bianca Condos in Toronto
image : Pureblink

Bianca Condos Toronto
This new nine-storey boutique mid-rise condominium features a contemporary, all-white façade and terraces that provide sweeping views of the neighbourhood. An artificial hillside is created by sloping the south side of the building facing Dupont St.

22 Aug 2018
Daniels Building, University of Toronto DFALD, 1 Spadina Crescent
Design: NADAAA, with Adamson Associates
Daniels Building, University of Toronto DFALD
image courtesy of architects

Daniels Building, University of Toronto DFALD
In 2009, the University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design (DFALD) launched a competition to transform their existing building into a framework more relevant to their teachings and aspirations.

14 Aug 2018
New Student Residence at University of Toronto St. George Campus, corner of Spadina & Sussex Avenues
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Student Residence at University of Toronto St. George Campus
picture courtesy of architects office

University of Toronto St. George Campus Student Residence
The first new student residence to rise at UoT’s downtown St. George campus in a decade has reached a development milestone.

24 Jul 2018
Bedford Park-Nortown House
Bedford Park-Nortown House

5 Jul 2018
North York Central Library Building, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
North York Central Library Building in Toronto
photo : Lisa Logan Photography

Museum Station Toronto Building
Toronto’s largest circulating library re-opens today after a major renovation project. Diamond Schmitt Architects has revitalized the North York Central Library and reprogrammed space to support the delivery of new services to meet the changing needs and expectations of its users.

28 Jun 2018
Museum Subway Station
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Museum Subway Station Toronto
photo : Elizabeth Gyde

Museum Station Toronto Building
Based on artifacts from the Royal Ontario Museum and the Gardiner Museum, which are directly above the station, these iconic symbols of Canada’s First Nations, Ancient Egypt, China’s traditional culture, Mexico’s Toltec culture and Ancient Greece also represent load-bearing artifacts from their era.

22 Jun 2018
50 Scollard Apartments
Architects: Foster + Partners
50 Scollard Apartments in Toronto
image courtesy of architects

50 Scollard Apartments
Designs for Foster + Partners newest residential project in Canada has been revealed in Toronto. A unique amalgam of community-based amenities, heritage restoration, high-end luxury residences, and public green space, 50 Scollard lays the foundation for a rich social anchor within a vibrant district in downtown Toronto.

5 Jun 2018
Stephen Hawking Centre, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Québec
Design: Teeple Architects
Stephen Hawking Centre Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo
photograph : Scott Norsworthy

Stephen Hawking Centre, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
The design strategy focused on an idea of “organized collision”: fostering collaboration by artfully combining dynamic physical and visual interconnectivity with a variety of ideal work environments – from quiet spaces for private contemplation and mathematical calculations, to blackboard nooks in circulation space, comfortable dedicated interaction areas, and formal presentation rooms.

16 May 2018
Metropolitan Toronto Central YMCA, Ontario
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Metropolitan Toronto Central YMCA Building
photograph : Fiona Spalding-Smith

Metropolitan Toronto Central YMCA Building
The Metropolitan Toronto Central YMCA, designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, is this year’s recipient of the Prix du XXe siècle, an award that recognizes outstanding contribution to Canadian architecture of 20th century design.

9 May 2018
Casey House
Design: Hariri Pontarini Architects
Casey House in Toronto
photo : doublespace photography

Casey House
Hariri Pontarini Architects is honoured to announce that Casey House has been awarded the Governor General’s Medal in Architecture by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).

3 Apr 2018
Waterworks Presentation Centre
Interior Design: Cecconi Simone
Waterworks Presentation Centre in Toronto
photo : Shai Gil

Waterworks Presentation Centre Building
A recent winner at the World Interior News Awards, Cecconi Simone Inc.’s presentation centre for Waterworks – a mixed-use condominium project in downtown Toronto – offered a fleeting glimpse of beauty and a preview of what’s to come.

25 Mar 2018
The Globe and Mail Centre
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
The Globe and Mail Centre in Toronto
photo : Tom Arban Photography

The Globe and Mail Centre in Toronto
This building has won the Office Development of the Year Award for the Greater Toronto Area. The Commercial Real Estate Development Association Greater Toronto Chapter (NAIOP) presented The Globe and Mail Centre, its architects and developers First Gulf Corporation and OPTrust and Colliers International with the REX Award for 2018.

19 Mar 2018
Towers of Love
Design: Alva Roy Architects
Towers of Love in Toronto
image courtesy of architect

Towers of Love in Toronto
The architect takes the notion of love and shoots it up into the sky. His design allows onlookers to pause to apprehend the mystery; allowing visitors to walk its hallways and through its corridors.

1 Mar, 2018
Headfoneshop
Design: Batay-Csorba Architects
Headfoneshop in Toronto
photograph : Doublespace Photography

Headfoneshop in Toronto
A 300 sqft retail fit-out for high-end headphones, earphones, amps and audio accessories. The store interior is on the main floor of a 42-story mixed use tower with direct subway access to Toronto’s Yonge and Sheppard station.

26 Feb 2018
Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus Phase 2, 4180 Duke of York Blvd, Mississauga, Ontario
Design: Moriyama & Teshima │ Montgomery Sisam, Architects in Joint Venture
Sheridan College Hazel Mccallion Campus Phase 2 in Mississauga
photograph : Shai Gil

Sheridan College Hazel McCallion Campus Phase 2
HMC2 opened in January 2017 as the second building on Sheridan’s newest campus. Accommodating an additional 3200 full-time students, the new buildings combine state-of-the-art formal and informal learning spaces to become an incubator for invention and applied creativity. Architectural interest is found in the complex sectional character of the building.

9 Feb 2018
Sky House, Stoney Lake, Ontario
New House on Stoney Lake

28 Jan 2018
Michael Garron Hospital
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects

February 6, 2018, Toronto – Michael Garron Hospital and Infrastructure Ontario have selected a design-build-finance team including leading Canadian design firm Diamond Schmitt Architects for a transformative campus redevelopment and state-of-the-art patient care tower.

Michael Garron Hospital building in Toronto by Diamond Schmitt Architects
image courtesy of architects

The EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare team is comprised of EllisDon Design Build Inc., Diamond Schmitt Architects and B+H Architects in joint venture, and EllisDon Capital Inc.

The project is centered on a new eight-story patient care tower and three-story podium designed to bring a light-filled, modern patient experience to the Toronto healthcare facility. The design also serves to connect with the community in support of the hospital’s vision to become a health promotion partner and amenity for the neighbourhood.

“The design extends the public realm through a seamless transition into public spaces with improved wayfinding around a large daylit lobby and consolidated ambulatory care services,” said Matthew Smith, Principal, Diamond Schmitt Architects.

Full glazing on the double-height lobby extends across the podium of the patient tower providing views and visual connection with a new landscaped park that replaces some of the oldest buildings on the campus. Patients and staff will also have access to roof terraces.

“An interaction between interior and exterior did not exist previously as there was a lack of landscaped space,” added Sydney Browne, Principal, Diamond Schmitt. “In addition to the positive reinforcement that access and views to nature can have for recovering patients, setting the new entrance back from the street where there now will be park space addresses the hospital expansion in the context of its community setting.”

“Together we will build more than just a hospital,” said Sarah Downey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Garron Hospital. “Our campus will be transformed into a community hub that not only creates health but is able to support individuals to live to their full potential throughout the continuum of care.”

The project will add approximately 550,000 square feet of new space and renovate an additional 100,000 square feet of the existing hospital. The contract is valued at $411 million. Groundbreak for the LEED Silver redevelopment will take place in April.

11 Jan 2018
The Greenwood College School, 443 Mount Pleasant Road
Design: Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc.
The Greenwood College School Expansion
photography : Shai Gil, Michael Van Leur and Peter Legris

The Greenwood College School Expansion in Toronto
A building that provides students with the amenities of a campus within the constraints of a confined urban site.
Designed by Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc., the Greenwood College School Expansion is a 74,0002 -building addition located in mid-town Toronto. The dense, four-storey structure adjoins the existing school at every level above grade, increasing the School’s square footage by 120%. Making efficient use of limited land, it features a balanced mix of work spaces and social space that supports a personalized, new-century approach to learning.

13 Dec 2017
7 St. Thomas
Design: Hariri Pontarini Architects
7 St Thomas in Toronto
image courtesy of architects

7 St. Thomas in Toronto
This building harmonizes retail and commercial design through an inventive interplay of form and light, blending Victorian and contemporary materials to create a unified work.

1 Nov 2017
Waves at Bayside Apartments
Architects: 3XN
Waves at Bayside in Toronto
image courtesy of architects

Waves at Bayside Apartments
3XN wins competition to design waterfront condo that honours the waves. Tridel and Hines have commissioned 3XN to design a building on the formerly industrial East Bayfront area. The project has just been through the second design review panel and is expected to start construction by the end of 2018.

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19 Oct 2017
Pinnacle One Yonge
Design: Hariri Pontarini Architects
Pinnacle One Yonge in Toronto
image courtesy of architects office

Pinnacle One Yonge in Toronto
Design for the over 4 million sqft property at One Yonge. The design was led by Micheal De Cotiis, President and CEO of Pinnacle International and David Ponatrini, Founding Principal of HPA, who consider this project a successful demonstration of collaboration between the City, Waterfront Toronto, Developer, and Architect.

19 Oct 2017
Church + Wellesley in Toronto

8 Oct 2017
The One Toronto: Skyscraper

27 Aug 2017
CORE Modern Homes in Toronto

24 Jul 2017
Robarts Library Building, University of Toronto
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Robarts Library at the University of Toronto
image courtesy of architects

Robarts Library Building, University of Toronto
Canada’s largest academic library is growing. A major expansion of Robarts Library at the University of Toronto will add 1,200 work and study spaces to the iconic facility, which is known as an exemplar of the concrete Brutalist style of architecture from the 1960s.

7 Feb 2017
[Misfit]fit Building, Liberty Village, Toronto
Design: Batay-Csorba Architects
MisfitFit Building
image from architects

Liberty Village, Toronto Building
[Misfit]fit is a new six-storey, 32,000 square foot boutique office building situated on a small vacant site in Toronto’s Liberty Village. Seeking to build upon the rich lineage of Toronto’s precast concrete history, the proposal provides an alternative to the pervasive glass curtain wall project.

26 Oct 2016
The Waterworks Toronto Building
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
The Waterworks Toronto Building
image from architect

The Waterworks Toronto Building
A large heritage building on an historic downtown Toronto site will be preserved and adapted from its industrial origins to become a vibrant mixed-use community hub for a rapidly growing residential population.

1 Oct 2016
Winter Stations Design Competition 2017
Aurora Borealis Winter Stations Design Competition 2017
photo : Khristel Stecher
Winter Stations Design Competition 2017
The public art exhibition will welcome 6 new lifeguard stands to Balmy, Kew and Ashbridges Bay beaches in Toronto’s east end, situated south of Queen Street East and between Woodbine and Victoria Park. These lifeguard stations will serve as the armature for the temporary installations.

Oct 2016 update
Mirvish+Gehry Toronto, Theatre District
Design: Gehry Partners LLP
Mirvish+Gehry Toronto
model photo : Gehry Partners LLP

Three new tower buildings for Toronto’s downtown arts and entertainment district by one of the most celebrated architects in the world.

13 Apr 2016
Ontario College of Art + Design University Creative City Campus, 100 McCaul Street
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Creative City Campus
image from architect

Ontario College of Art + Design University Creative City Campus
OCAD University is Canada’s largest art, design and new media university. Following a remarkable contribution of $27 million from the Government Ontario through the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, the university is realizing its goal of transformation.

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