Toronto Building Designs

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Toronto Building Designs

Key Contemporary Ontario Buildings / Developments, Canada, North America

Building Designs in Toronto

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Toronto Building Designs. We aim to include projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Ontario. The focus is on contemporary buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

We have 3 pages of Toronto Architecture selections with links to many individual project pages.

Toronto Architecture : news + key projects

Toronto Building Designs : A-J (this page)

Toronto Buildings : K-Z

Toronto Architecture Walking Tours launched by e-architect

Toronto Houses

Recent Toronto Building Designs

Toronto Architecture Designs – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Dunfield Theatre Building, Cambridge, Ontario
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Dunfield Theatre in Cambridge, Ontario
picture Courtesy of Diamond Schmitt Architects

Dunfield Theatre Ontario – 8 Mar 2013
One of the largest performing arts companies in Canada is set to open a ‘cultural hub’ and 500-seat theatre in Cambridge, Ontario. Drayton Entertainment inaugurates its seventh and largest venue, Dunfield Theatre tonight. The facility consolidates the company’s operations under one roof and revitalizes the riverfront district of this historic city.

Bayview Village Art Gallery
Design: Atelier Reza Aliabadi > rzlbd
Bayview Village Art Gallery
photo from architect

Bayview Village Art Gallery – 11 Feb 2013
A void cannot exist without a mass, and the multipurpose art gallery designed by atelier rzlbd is an expression of this realization and a representative of its design philosophy. Located in a shopping mall the gallery explores the challenges of integrating shopping experience with public and private events that promote contemporary art and architecture.

Brentwood Library
Diamond Schmitt Architects
Brentwood Library Building
image from architects

Brentwood Library – 7 Nov 2012
This building has re-opened following a two-year renovation and expansion designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects. The updated library adds 30 percent more public service, collection and staff space configured on a tight site in the suburb of Etobicoke. The form of the original (1955) two-storey east wing is maintained and connects with a three-storey addition by a double-height Reading Room that houses the library’s main book collection and seating areas. Natural lighting is abundant throughout the library and all occupied spaces have windows and outdoor views.

Gallery House in Markham, Toronto
Design: Atelier Reza Aliabadi > rzlbd
House in Toronto
photo : borXu Design

Gallery House in Markham – 3 Oct 2012
This Toronto house is a contemporary residential structure that adapts an institutional / commercial typology in that all of the spaces have been aligned and arranged along a galleria. One can imagine that all of the served and servant areas of the house have been plugged in to this empty spine. They then have been stretched out to the north and south where they gain exposures, views and natural light.

Alliance Française de Toronto
Hariri Pontarini Architects
Alliance Française de Toronto
photo Courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects

Alliance Française de Toronto – 21 Feb 2012
In 2012, the Alliance Française de Toronto (AFT) celebrates 110 years of service to the Toronto community. To meet the growing need for educational, cultural and programming space, the AFT is planning a new facility designed by renowned Canadian firm Hariri Pontarini Architects. On February 21, 2012 AFT unveiled designs for the new building at its current location on Spadina Road at Lowther Avenue, in the heart of Toronto’s “cultural corridor.”

18 Kiosk – added
Omer Arbel Office
18 Kiosk
photograph : Nic Lehoux

18 Kiosk – 14 Sep 2011
The particular political and economic context of this project introduced a number of challenges. Our client secured a last minute, long term lease of a large, generic two storey commercial space, but was able to negotiate the change of use and appendage of what would have been the parking garage underneath as additional retail space.

Dunfield Theatre Cambridge, Oshawa, east of Toronto – 17 Aug 2011
Design: WZMH Architects
Durham Region Courthouse
photograph : Shai Gil

With its carefully scaled massing and richly patterned cladding of spandrel and clear glass, the Durham Consolidated Courthouse makes a significant contribution to the civic architecture of the emerging urban framework of downtown Oshawa. Its bold, modern vocabulary emphasizes transparency and openness, both for users and passers-by. A large outdoor public space, Courthouse Square, acts as the forecourt to the building entrance and creates opportunities for civic engagement.

Creemore Farm, Ontario
PLANT Architect Inc.
Creemore Farm
picture from architect

Creemore Farm – 5 Aug 2011

Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport and University of Toronto Student Commons
Architects: Patkau Architects Inc., Vancouver, Canada
MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects, Canada
Goldring Centre Toronto
picture : Patkau Architects

Goldring Centre – 9 Aug 2010
Award: World Architecture Festival 2010 – Shortlisted
The larger challenge of this project is not only to construct a great High Performance Sport Centre and a vibrant Student Commons but also to contribute to the coherent development of the campus as a whole. The new building needs to foster a rich set of relationships with its context, acting as a kind of glue than binds program to site.

Toronto Building Designs

New Building Designs in Ontario, alphabetical:

5/6 House
Atelier Reza Aliabadi > rzlbd
Toronto Residence
photograph : borXu Design Building

5/6 House

Cascade House
Paul Raff Studio
Toronto House
image : Ben Rahn

Cascade House

Charcoal House, Pape and Danforth
Atelier Reza Aliabadi > rzlbd
New Toronto House
image : borXu Design

Charcoal House

Filmport
SMC Alsop & Quadrangle Architects
Toronto Filmport building
image from architect

Toronto building

Garden Pavillion
Paul Raff Studio
Garden Pavillion Toronto
photograph : Steven Evans

Garden Pavillion Toronto

House 60
gh3
House in Toronto
photograph : Carlyle Routh

House 60

Toronto Building Developments

Major Toronto Architectural Designs, no images, alphabetical:

Art Gallery of Ontario
Frank Gehry Art Gallery of Ontario building to open 14 Nov 2008

AGO – Art Gallery of Ontario proposal

Gehry International, Architects
adj to OCAD Extension

Art Collector’s Residence
2005
Hariri Pontarini Architects

BCE Place
1992
Santiago Calatrava Architects

Cambridge Civic Administration Building
2008-
Diamond + Schmitt Architects Inc

Corus Entertainment building, Waterfront
2007
Diamond and Schmitt

Early Learning Center, Glenmorris Street, University of Toronto

Teeple Architects, Toronto

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts – Opera House, Queen Street West

Jack Diamond
Previously Moshe Safdie was down to design Toronto Opera House, in 1990

Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art Building
2006
KPMB Architects

HP Science & Technology Centre, Centennial College, Scarborough
2004
KPMB with Stone Kohn McQuire Vogt Architects
Centennial College building with Hewlett Packard on University of Toronto land
Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects, Toronto

Jewish War Veterans Memorial
2005-06
Studio Libeskind

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Moshe Safdie, Branch architecture office: Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1988-

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Toronto architect studio : KPMB

SMC Alsop : WESTside Lofts

Canadian Architecture

Toronto architect office : Hariri Pontarini Architects

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Toronto Architecture Designs – chronological list

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