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Diamond Schmitt and Therme Group to transform Toronto’s Ontario Place into wellness destination

August 19, 2021 Dezeen staff 0
Therme Group to transform Toronto's Ontario Place into water and wellness destination

Dezeen promotion: Diamond Schmitt Architects and resort developer Therme Group have unveiled plans to overhaul the lakefront Ontario Place in Toronto by adding swimming pools, botanical gardens and art experiences. The Therme Canada Ontario Place masterplan sees the 1970s-built entertainment park transformed by combining the existing landmark architecture with new public spaces and cultural attractions.

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Giant seashell features in Toronto’s delayed Winter Stations 2021

June 29, 2021 India Block 0
WInter Stations 2021 in Toronto

Four pavilions including a giant seashell and a colourful archway have opened in Toronto as part of the coronavirus-delayed annual Winter Stations event. Opening late due to delays caused by a coronavirus lockdown, the Winter Stations have been built in the city rather than the usual spot of Woodbine Beach on Lake Ontario. Four competition-winning designs have been realised

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Safdie Architects designs interconnected housing blocks alongside park over train tracks

June 16, 2021 India Block 0
Orca by Safdie Architects

Orca is a mixed-use development in Toronto designed by Safdie Architects that will have nine interconnected residential towers alongside a park that will be built over a railway. Safdie Architects revealed plans to build decks over a 100-metre-wide and 800-metre-long stretch of the train line that leads to Union Station. The decks will form a 10.5-acre

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Drew Mandel Architects overhauls and expands historic Toronto home

May 22, 2021 Jenna McKnight 0
House on Bracondale Hill is by Drew Mandel Architects

A shingle-clad addition is meant to mimic the scale and massing of a 1920s landmarked home, revamped by Canadian studio Drew Mandel Architects. The project, House on Bracondale Hill, is named after its location in Toronto’s Bracondale Hill neighbourhood – one of the city’s earliest garden suburbs. The project entailed the renovation and expansion of a

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Vaulted tunnel runs through brick house by Batay-Csorba Architects

April 16, 2021 Jane Englefield 0

Canadian studio Batay-Csorba Architects has carved a barrel-vaulted tunnel through a brick home in Toronto designed to evoke the architecture of ancient Rome. Named High Park Residence, the new-build home has two storeys and a basement and was designed for homeowners with Italian heritage. The ground and first floors exist within a barrel-vaulted archway that

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StudioAC clads Toronto’s second Edition cannabis dispensary in zigzagging grating

April 11, 2021 Ali Morris 0
St. Clair West Edition store by StudioAC

Toronto-based StudioAC has used industrial grating to create faceted walls within the interior of luxury cannabis dispensary Edition. Following the opening of the dispensary’s first store in Toronto’s downtown Annex neighbourhood last year, the local practice was invited back to create a second, larger store in the St Clair West area of Midtown. In Edition’s

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Alchemy is a Toronto cannabis dispensary designed by Paolo Ferrari

March 24, 2021 India Block 0
Alchemy marijuana shop by Paolo Ferrari

Toronto designer Paolo Ferrari has created the interiors for Alchemy, a marijuana dispensary that “rejects staid cannabis clichés” with mirrored ceilings and custom-made sniff jars connected to digital display screens. Located in Downtown Toronto, the shop is the licensed flagship for Canadian-grown cannabis brand Alchemy. Ferrari designed the retail space to be an immersive and

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Populous designs esports stadium for Toronto

February 26, 2021 India Block 0
Populous esports stadium for Toronto

Architecture studio Populous has unveiled visuals of a multi-purpose arena in Toronto, Canada, designed to be able to host music concerts, plays and esports competitions. Due to complete in 2025, the 7,000-seat stadium will be located in the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) Grounds. The as-yet-unnamed Toronto venue will be specially designed to facilitate esports events, short for

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Frank Gehry reveals latest design for supertall skyscraper in Toronto

February 15, 2021 India Block 0
Gehry Project by Frank Gehry in Toronto

Frank Gehry has released visuals of a pair of twisting shiny skyscrapers, one of which will be over 300 metres, for King Street West in Toronto. Currently named the Gehry Project, the plan is to build a 302-metre-high supertall and a 266-metre-high skyscraper at the intersection King Street West and Ed Mirvish Way. These mixed-use

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Frank Gehry reveals latest design for supertall skyscraper in Toronto

February 15, 2021 India Block 0
Gehry Project by Frank Gehry in Toronto

Frank Gehry has released visuals of a pair of twisting shiny skyscrapers, one of which will be over 300 metres, for King Street West in Toronto. Currently named the Gehry Project, the plan is to build a 289-metre-high supertall and a 262-metre-high skyscraper at the intersection King Street West and Ed Mirvish Way. These mixed-use

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