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Toronto Architecture

Key Contemporary Ontario Buildings / Developments, Canada, North America

page updated 13 May 2023

Architecture in Toronto

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of New Toronto Architecture. We cover completed architecture and new building designs across Ontario. Our site focuses on contemporary buildings.

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

Toronto Architecture : news + key projects (this page)

Toronto Building Designs : A-J

Toronto Buildings : K-Z

Toronto Building Designs

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

Toronto Architecture News

Toronto Architecture Walking Tours launched by e-architect
L Tower Toronto Skyscraper
image © Studio Daniel Libeskind

Architecture Toronto – chronological list

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.

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

Winter Stations Design Competition 2017
Aurora Borealis Winter Stations Design Competition 2017
photo : Khristel Stecher
Winter Stations Design Competition 2017 – 1 Oct 2016
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.

Mirvish+Gehry Toronto, Theatre District – Oct 2016 update
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.

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 – 13 Apr 2016
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.

Richard Ivey Building in London, Ontario
Design: Hariri Pontarini Architects
Richard Ivey Building
photo : Nikolas Koenig
Richard Ivey Building London – 13 Apr 2016
The Richard Ivey Building at Western University creates a vibrant, unified, campus for the Ivey Business School. The vision was to attract the best students and faculty, express Ivey’s global identity, and celebrate Western’s history.

Heathdale Residence Toronto – 5 Jan 2016
Architects: TACT Design
Heathdale Residence
photograph : David Giral
66 Heathdale is a 3,200 sqft custom single-family residence located on the ravine of Cedarvale Park in Mid-town Toronto.

Totem House – 24 Sep 2013
Design: Atelier Reza Aliabadi > rzlbd
Ontario Residence
photo : borXu Design
Robert and John are travelers. They collect sculptures by local artists and bring them home. They have a keen eye for modernism and minimal design and they don’t settle for ordinary. They love cooking and they avoid the unnecessary. In building their home, rzlbd respects their curiosity for style.

Globe Mail Centre – 20 Sep 2013
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Globe and Mail Centre Building
image from architect
A new office tower is set to transform Toronto’s downtown east side. The 500,000-sqft Globe and Mail Centre will be the new home of Canada’s national newspaper and will anchor the emerging St. Lawrence neighbourhood as a hub of urban activity and corporate offices.

Peter Gilgan Centre Toronto – 18 Sep 2013
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning Building
photo from architect
The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning opened today at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, bringing under one roof 2000 researchers, trainees and staff previously dispersed throughout six buildings.

Toronto Houses

Recent Toronto Building News

Blue Pie Condo – 11 Aug 2013
Design: Atelier Reza Aliabadi > rzlbd
Blue Pie Toronto
photograph : borXu Design
This is an intriguing transformation of a typical Torontonian condo into the celebration of a man’s living style and artistic curiosities. It is a poetic invasion of the color blue into a white room washed with natural light. The client, a 40-year-old passionate family doctor with a love for colors white and blue, purchases a photograph of an iceberg.

One Yonge Toronto – 6 May 2013
Design: Hariri Pontarini Architects (HPA)
One Yonge Toronto
image from architect
Located where the longest street in North America, Yonge Street, meets Lake Ontario, One Yonge will be a truly mixed-use development, re-defining the typical ratio between residential, commercial and retail space within a single city block. This proposed landmark development will comprise six new buildings, and the re-cladding and addition of 10 storeys to the existing Toronto Star building.

L Tower, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Architects: Studio Daniel Libeskind / Page + Steele/IBA Architects
L Tower Toronto Skyscraper
image © Studio Daniel Libeskind
L Tower Toronto – 12 Oct 2012
L Tower’s “topping out” ceremony marks the completion of the skyscraper’s skeletal structure and almost half of its glass-and-steel façade. The 58-storey condominium building will welcome residents in 2013.

Ryerson Image Centre – Toronto Building news
Design: Diamond Schmitt Architects
Ryerson Image Centre
photo © Tom Arban Photography Inc.
Ryerson Image Centre Toronto – 27 Sep 2012
An international centre for photographic arts designed to house and exhibit one of the world’s most prestigious collections opens September 29, 2012 in downtown Toronto. The Ryerson Image Centre completes the transformation by Diamond Schmitt Architects of Ryerson University’s School of Image Arts, renovated to accommodate gallery space, curatorial and graduate study centres, state-of-the-art storage vaults and student galleries.

Toronto Architecture Designs

New Buildings in Ontario, alphabetical:

Max Gluskin House – University of Toronto
Hariri Pontarini Architects
Department of Economics building
photo : Tom Arban
Max Gluskin House

Nathan Phillips Square Podium Green Roof
PLANT Architect / Shore Tilbe Irwin & Prs
Nathan Phillips Square Toronto
photo from architect
Nathan Phillips Square Project : Award

One Bloor Tower
Hariri Pontarini Architects
1 Bloor East building
photo Courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects
One Bloor Tower

Quinte Technology Complex, Ontario
Teeple Architects Inc.
Loyalist College Building
photograph : Tom Arban
Loyalist College Belleville

Royal Ontario Museum
Daniel Libeskind
Royal Ontario Museum building
image from Daniel Libeskind Architects
Royal Ontario Museum Building

Ryerson Student Learning Centre Building
Snøhetta / Zeidler Partnership Architects
Ryerson Student Learning Centre
picture from Ryerson University
Ryerson Student Learning Centre

Shaft House
Atelier Reza Aliabadi > rzlbd
Shaft House Toronto
image : borXu Design
Shaft House

Toronto University Multifaith Center
Moriyama & Teshima Architects
Toronto University Multifaith Center
photo : Tom Arban
Toronto University Multifaith Center Building

University of Toronto Law School
Hariri Pontarini Architects
University of Toronto Faculty of Law
image from architects
University of Toronto Faculty of Law

WESTside Lofts, West Queen West

SMC Alsop
WESTside Lofts
Will Alsop building
Toronto Lofts building – Sales pavilion

More Ontario Buildings online soon

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

American Architecture

Toronto Architect

School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo, Kitchener
Hariri Pontarini Architects
School of Pharmacy building Toronto
picture : Ben Rahn (A-Frame)
Pharmacy School Building

Art Gallery of Ontario : Frank Gehry

Waterfront Toronto : Steven Holl Architects

Toronto Architecture Exhibition

Frank Gehry, born in Toronto

Canadian Architecture

Toronto architect office : Hariri Pontarini Architects

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