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Project • By Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.Housing

West 22

Located in the King West neighbourhood, this Toronto condo is expected to be completed in 2020 by The Rockport Group. You will find West22 near the intersection of Front St West & Blue Jays Way East Side in Toronto's Downtown area. Located at 22 John Street this Toronto condo has suites ranging from 600 to 1200 sqft. There are 377 units at West22, with a variety of exposures and layouts over 30 levels. - Condos.ca More

Project • By Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.Housing

River + Fifth

"River Fifth Condos is a new pre-construction Condo project located at 5 Defries Street Toronto.  The Project Including condos units, Retail Shops. It Develops by Broccolini.  River & Fifth Condos have 36 stories and 570 units.   Highlights: Close to the future google smart city siteclose to the 18 ace urban parkshort drive to the DVPShort Distance to Ryerson Universitymany retail nearby36-storey condominium tower designed by Graziani + Corazza Architects for Marlin Spring Developments atop the west bank of the Don River on Defries Street between Queen and Dundas Streets in Toronto."    More

Project • By Atelier RZLBDPrivate Houses

Mask House

The Mask House is a two-storey dwelling that grounds its presence by embracing juxtapositional qualities in order to set an example for its neighbourhood which is undergoing a rapid gentrification. Located at the Roncesvalles Village, in the west end of Toronto, the project was designed and built respecting the narrow elongated trapezoidal site, the limited budget, the very restricted Zoning & By-laws, and of course a demanding brief from the client. Yet, the outcome brings vivid energy, inspires renewal, and suggests possibilities that design can offer.   The façade may challenge the viewer to speculate a direct relation between manners of the exterior and the interior, assuming alikeness of aesthetics with ethics in rega... More

Project • By Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.Housing

EQ 1, EQ 2, EQ 3

"Located in the Bendale neighbourhood, this Toronto condo was completed in 2009 by Monarch Group. You will find EQ2 near the intersection of McCowan Rd and Ellesmere Rd in the Scarborough suburb of Toronto. EQ [ 1, 2, 3] is a 30 storey condo, located at 60 Town Centre Crt. With suites ranging in size from 380 to 940 sqft, this Scarborough condo has 300 units. The condo offers it's residents amenities such as a Gym / Exercise Room, Concierge, Party Room and Visitor Parking. Other amenities include Guest Suites, Media Room / Cinema, Meeting / Function Room, Parking Garage, Security Guard and an Enter Phone System. Common Element Maintenance, Heat and Water are included in your monthly maintenance fees." - condos.ca More

Project • By Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.Housing

Neon Condos

Located in the heart of Yonge and Eglinton this fully built residential community development is 67.4 m in height, housing 218 units over 20 floors.   Situated at the corner of one of Toronto’s most popular neighborhoods, Neon Condos boast a distinctly contemporary design with a blue-tinted glass and steel façade. This striking Toronto condo rises 20 storeys above the vibrant Yonge and Eglinton streetscape. Designed to transition from the low rise residential area to high-rise mixed-use core. This 15 floor tower sits on a 5 storey podium in addition to 2 storey townhouses which face Duplex Avenue. The townhomes are composed of a brick element in order to maintain the characteristics of Yonge and Eglinton Centre. The bu... More

Project • By Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.Housing

Waterford

A 3 tower development with the front tower housing larger exclusive residential units complete with a majority of the units having direct elevator access from their suite. This 10 storey tower along the waterfront framed with a 16 storey + 18 storey tower at the rear, defining a central outdoor courtyard space for the residents. Design of the towers takes formal cues from its context – the curving glass façade is a reference to the adjacent lake and provides for a dynamic/fluid façade, including the blue coloured glazing.   A rigid precast concrete panel framework anchors the glass volumes to the built form and contrasts the curving shape of the glass. Vertical precast elements frame the glass volume and provide b... More

Project • By KPMB ArchitectsShops

Bloor Street United Church: 300 Bloor West

Bloor Street United Church, located at the intersection of Bloor West and Huron streets, involves a major interior and exterior renovation, as well as the redesign of 20,000 s.f. of community and support spaces. This mixed-use project aims to add approximately 40,000 s.f. of leasable space to support the ongoing mission of the Church. It also provides retail, 254 market residential units, and six levels of parking below grade.   The renovated Church includes a new Bloor Street façade with a tracery screen, creating more openness from the sanctuary space to the public realm beyond, bringing southern light into the sanctuary space. A promenade runs along the west façade and passes through the northern portion of the exist... More

Project • By KPMB ArchitectsHeritages

Massey Hall Renovations and Expansion

Opened in 1894, Massey Music Hall has been Toronto’s national stage for some of the world’s greatest classical, jazz and new world music performers.   Etched in the psyche of both the country and the City, Massey Hall has survived with very limited patron, artist and performance support spaces for over a century. Triggered by a recent donation of land, this project represents the full transformation and revitalization of the heritage hall and includes a new addition. Exterior passarelles will connect the balcony levels to new patron amenities as well as a second performance space on the acquired land to the south.   Revitalization of an Icon: The Hall, revered for its intimacy (even at 2800 seats) and its acou... More

Project • By KPMB ArchitectsShops

Park Hyatt, Toronto

The original Park Plaza was more than a hotel. Located across from the University of Toronto and just north from Queen’s Park, the hotel has been a beloved destination and centre for Canadian literature, opera singers, and politicians for over a century. The rooftop bar has been immortalized by generations of iconic Canadian authors from Mordecai Richler to Margaret Atwood. Our design vision taps into the rich memory of the past and anticipates the future of our growing city to activate the venerable location at the north-west corner of Bloor and Avenue Road. The project scope invests equally in the spaces of amenity and service and the ‘public realm’ to establish the Park Hyatt as a prime location for cultural and co... More

Project • By KPMB ArchitectsMasterplans

Landscape of Landmark Quality

The consortium of KPMB Architects, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) and Urban Strategies developed the winning proposal to restore and beautify the central spaces of the University of Toronto’s historic St. George campus. As a major initiative of the University of Toronto and one of the largest landscape infrastructure projects in Canada in our time, the vision is to transform 20 acres comprising four landmark spaces that define the historic downtown campus.   The concept establishes a framework to guide the future evolution of the campus as a pedestrian-friendly realm and to restate the fundamental role of green space as a factor of academic excellence. A car-free necklace of meandering, interwoven paths is propo... More

Project • By KPMB ArchitectsShops

11 Wellesley

Set in a lush green city park in downtown Toronto, the 11 Wellesley tower creates a counterpoint to the boxy condominiums permeating the Toronto condominium market.   The 60-storey tower contains 700 units and is located above a five-storey, multi-level, mixed-use podium. The podium will be animated with a range of uses for retail and office, as well as a rooftop terrace for residents. The residential and commercial office lobbies are separated. The restaurants face the park and are accessed from a walkway along the building’s apron.   A public promenade wraps the podium, providing a seamless transition to the park and a tree-lined streetscape. Vibrant patios and storefronts will achieve goals for an animated street life... More

Project • By KPMB ArchitectsResidential Landscape

Pier 8

Pier 8 is artificial land, created on what was once the water of Burlington Bay, in the City Hamilton, birthplace of Bruce Kuwabara. West Harbour is the west end of Lake Ontario which was once a glacial lake, Lake Iroquois. KPMB curated an integrated team of four local and national architects to prepare the winning design competition for a master plan vision to transform Pier 8. It will be a new great neighbourhood where people and families can live rich and productive lives; engaged with a community that is inclusive, open and accessible, and an exemplar of what it means to live in Canada as a model of democracy in the 21st century. The collective architecture for Pier 8 connects people to the fundamental features and phenomena that f... More

Project • By Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.Housing

YC Condos

The unique design of YC Condos – Yonge at College, is modern and timeless, creating a bold new face for Yonge Street in downtown Toronto. From the tower’s 5-storey podium to its extraordinary world class amenity spaces and infinity pool suspended over the city, YC Condominiums commands attention and defies comparison at 66 storeys.YC is the perfect marriage of architecture and interior design. The design is centered around a one-of-a-kind residence that offer panoramic and unobstructed views, sleek gourmet kitchens, gorgeous ensuites, generous wrap around balconies and superior finishes throughout. More

Project • By Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc.Residential Landscape

J. Davis House

"J. Davis House Condos by Mattamy Homes and Biddington Homes is a boutique-style condominium designed by Graziani + Corazza Architects Inc. and is located at Yonge Street and Belsize Drive situated within a block of the TTC Davisville subway station. This residential development is named after "one of Davisville community's most prominent founding citizens". This building is a proposed eigth storey structure (31.7 metres in height) with retail at grade and 206 dwelling units including 33 rental replacement units. The J. Davis House proposal includes the demolition of the existing rental apartments on site to be replaced with the 8 storey mixed-use building that will consist of units ranging from bachelor to 3-bedroo... More

Project • By Atelier RZLBDPrivate Houses

GAZING HOUSE

The house gazes at the street and the neighbourhood through the eyes of the two symmetrical windows, punctured on the mass cantilevered above the main floor, which resembles a face sneaking forward. Located at the Scarborough Junction, in the east end of Toronto, it was created respecting the narrow site, the restrictive budget, and all the speculations. Despite all these limitations, the house is like a curious creature; it contaminates its surrounding, made of typical Torontonian infill houses, with livelihood and inspires the possibility of design which belongs to everyone and everywhere.The Gazing House originates from the two squares divided by the central circulation axis. This abstract formal system establishes a sense of order which... More