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Toronto Building Designs

Key Contemporary Ontario Buildings / Developments, Canada, North America

post updated 8 Dec 2020

Building Designs in Toronto

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Toronto Building Designs.

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

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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
Design: 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.

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
Design: 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
Design: 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
Design: 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.

Contemporary 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

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

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

House 60
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
Hariri Pontarini Architects

BCE Place
Santiago Calatrava Architects

Cambridge Civic Administration Building
Diamond + Schmitt Architects Inc

Corus Entertainment building, Waterfront
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
KPMB Architects

HP Science & Technology Centre, Centennial College, Scarborough
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
Studio Libeskind

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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto Architecture

Toronto Architecture Developments – chronological list

Toronto Building News

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

American Architecture

Toronto Architect

Ontario Association of Architects Awards
OAA Awards Winners News

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

Famous building: CN Tower

KPMB – Toronto architect studio

SMC Alsop architects of WESTside Lofts

Canadian Architecture

Hariri Pontarini Architects – Toronto architect office


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