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Architecture & Design

Architecture is the window into the soul of a city, and Toronto’s soul is bursting with immensely creative projects that are redefining the cityscape.

New works celebrate a refreshed spirit, and have signaled that an architectural renaissance is upon us – distinguished architects such as Daniel Libeskind, Frank Gehry and Jack Diamond are making their impact felt across the city. The latest addition to Toronto’s exceptional architecture is the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Here film lovers can enjoy all things film within a five-storey structure. Take in the excellence of II By IV Design Associates Inc, whose stunning design can be seen throughout Toronto at the Royal Ontario Museum’s c5 Restaurant Lounge, Maple Leaf Lounge and Trump International Hotel & Tower – just to name a few.

Visit Libeskind’s thrilling redesign of our Royal Ontario Museum with the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal – a dizzying glass and steel structure at the heart of the ROM’s much-publicized expansion. Jack Diamond’s Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts glows with the energy of Opera and Ballet, while Frank Gehry brings his unique vision to the redesigned Art Gallery of Ontario. New, eccentric designs have been implemented at institutions such as the Ontario College of Art & Design, serving as an example of seamless integration between architecture and aesthetic. The Distillery Historic District, with some of the best-preserved Victorian industrial architecture in all of North America, breathes fresh life into Toronto’s rich historical legacy, and is one of the many, many examples of how Toronto is poised to assume its place on the world architectural stage.