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25 Mar 2018
The Globe and Mail Centre
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
The Globe and Mail Centre Toronto Architectural News
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 Toronto Architectural News
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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
Design: Batay-Csorba Architects
Headfoneshop Toronto Architectural News
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 Toronto Architectural News
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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 - Toronto Architecture News
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.

Toronto Architecture News 2017

13 Dec 2017
7 St. Thomas
Design: Hariri Pontarini Architects
7 St Thomas Toronto Architecture News
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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 Toronto Architecture News
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Toronto Architecture News 2016

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