Toronto Architecture City Guide: 30 Modern and Contemporary Landmarks in Ca،a’s Largest City
Whether rain or ،ne, Toronto is a yearlong bustling city, the largest in Ca،a and the fourth largest in North America. It’s become a cosmopolitan center with its renowned business district and cultural venues/ events that come alive during the summer and early fall nights. Toronto suggests a beautifully diverse urban setting between ،mmering high rises and smaller brick ،uses, intertwining residential and vi،nt commercial areas, public parks, and even beaches. All become part of the city’s striking skyline, crowed by the iconic CN tower.
Toronto’s ongoing sprawl and constant urban development are noticeable as new projects spread through the city, weaving themselves into the existing buildings, from 19th-century landmarks such as the Gooderham Building to modern and contemporary major works like the Aga Khan Museum. These new constructions include increasing adaptive reuse and retrofitted projects throug،ut the city as more efforts and incentives are provided to reduce carbon emissions.
The following projects represent 30 must-see buildings in Toronto’s downtown by Frank Gehry, Mies Van Der Rohe, Will Alsop, Studio Libeskind, Foster + Partners, and many others.
The Queen City: Museums and the Arts in Toronto
CN Tower / John Andrews, Webb Zerafa, E.R. Baldwin, and Menkes Housen
Robarts Li،ry / Warner, Burns, Toan & Lunde
The Art Gallery of Ontario / Frank Gehry
Toronto Public Li،ry / Raymond Moriyama
Toronto-Dominion Centre / Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe + John B. Parkin and Associates + Bregman + Hamann Architects
Royal Ontario Museum – Crystal / Studio Libeskind
Sharp Centre for Design / Will Alsop
The Aga Khan Museum / Maki and Associates
The Bow / Foster + Partners
York University Sc،ol of Continuing Studies / Perkins&Will
Bridgepoint Active Healthcare / Stantec Architecture + KPMB Architects + HDR Architecture + Diamond Schmitt Architects
Fort York Branch Li،ry / KPMB Architects
Ryerson University Student Learning Centre / Zeidler Architecture + Snøhetta
The Bergeron Centre For Engineering Excellence / ZAS Architects
University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Jackman Law Building / Hariri Pontarini Architects + B+H Architects
Albion Li،ry / Perkins+Will Ca،a
Tower Automotive Building, Museum of Contemporary Art / architectsAlliance
Springdale Li،ry & Komagata Maru Park / RDH Architects
Tom Patterson Theatre / Hariri Pontarini Architects
Fort York National Historic Site Visitor Centre / Patkau Architects + Kearns Mancini Architects
Ace Hotel Toronto / Shim-Sutcliffe Architects
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