MAY 2019

7 Stunning Architecture Landmarks in Toronto


7 Stunning Architecture Landmarks in Toronto

Ranging from historic and charming to modern and eccentric – there is no shortage of stunning architecture in Toronto. Whether you’re just passing by as part of your daily commute or looking to get to know your city better – here are our top architectural picks in Toronto.

Allen Lambert Galleria at Brookfield Place

The Galleria often referred to as the “crystal cathedral of commerce”, was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. Connecting Bay Street to Sam Pollock Square, the Six-story high pedestrian friendly space is frequently photographed and heavily featured as a backdrop for news, TV and film productions.

Queen Richmond Centre

A model of urban growth while featuring the modernization of a historic building – the Queen Richmond Centre seamlessly blends the old and new. A mixed-use space for office, retail, commercial and more puts most office environments to shame. The adaptive reuse of this notable building offers forward-looking companies an environment to be inspired.

Roy Thompson Hall

This iconic Toronto concert hall is considered a cultural and architectural fixture in the heart of the entertainment district. Showcasing the world’s greatest performers in all disciplines, the stunning music hall is also host to a diverse range of activities in business and entertainment.

Art Shoppe Lofts + Condos

A unique and incredible project undertaken by architecture firm architectsAlliance, this project includes a 28-storey tower on the north side of the site, which steps down to a loft style 12-storey podium to respect the more traditional scale of the buildings on Yonge. Unique to this project are two stunning lobbies designed by the late legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld.

Art Gallery of Ontario

An important cultural institution both locally, for the City of Toronto, and internationally, as one of Canada’s most important cultural showplaces – The AGO has a rich historical and architectural background. Established in 1900, the landmark has undergone several additions and alterations by established architects, most recently by Frank Gehry in 2009.

Distillery District

Home to a wide array of restaurants, businesses, galleries and more, the Distillery District is a remarkably preserved collection of Victorian industrial architecture. Whether you’re just in the neighbourhood or attending one of the district’s many world-class markets and festivals, you can’t help but fall in love with its charming atmosphere.

Ontario College of Art and Design University

Truly one of a kind, OCADU is a work of art. Critically acclaimed and the recipient of several architectural awards, you can’t help but stare at the building’s bizarre and mysterious design. Designed by architects Will Alsop and Robbie/Young + Wright Architectural, you’ll be guaranteed to do a double-take each time you pass.