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Architecture of Toronto

10 December 2009

1957 – 170 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Architects: WZMH Architects / Oslen Worland A 1950’s-era, 12-storey office building that was demolished back to its original structure for upgrading. A new fa├žade, as well as completely new mechanical, electrical and elevator...

10 December 2009

1965 – City Hall, Toronto, Ontario

Architect: Viljo Revell This is the fourth city hall in Toronto’s history. The first was destroyed by fire. The second was temporary. The third, the city outgrew, and it still exists. This fourth...

10 December 2009

1976 – CN Tower, Toronto, Ontario

Architect: WZMH Architects Defining the Toronto skyline, the CN Tower is Canada’s most recognizable and celebrated icon. At a height of 553.33m, it was, for many years, the World’s Tallest Building, an important...

10 December 2009

1979 – Royal Bank Plaza South, Toronto, Ontario

Architect: WZMH Architects The two Royal Bank Plaza towers are connected by a 39-meter (130 foot) tall glass Banking Hall. All 14,000 windows of the towers are coated with a layer of 24-karat...

10 December 2009

1982 – Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, Ontario

Architects: Arthur Erickson / Mather and Haldenby Opened in 1982 and renovated in 2002, this striking building is a 2,812 seater concert hall. Its circular architectural design exhibits a sloping and curvilinear glass...

10 December 2009

1988 – 35 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario

Architect: Matsui Baer Vanstone Architects

10 December 2009

1989 – Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Architect: Robbie/Young + Wright Architects The Rogers Centre (formerly the Skydome) is the home of the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club, World Series Champions in 1992 and 1993, and the Toronto Argonauts Football...

10 December 2009

1990 – BCE Place, Toronto, Ontario

Architect: Santiago Calatrava Features the Allen Lambert Galleria, an award-winning, 6 storey pedestrian avenue conceived by Santiago Calatrava. The Galleria’s roof and structure is simply awesome. One part is reminiscent of palm trees...

10 December 2009

1990 – Canada Trust Tower, Toronto, Ontario

Architects: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP / Bregman + Hamann Architects The Canada Trust Tower is topped with several setbacks and a high decorative tower, making it the most distinctive of Toronto’s tallest...