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U of T buildings shine in Toronto's 'thriving architectural scene': Wallpaper magazine

U of T's 14-storey wood building is one of the exciting architectural projects in the pipeline in Toronto, according to Wallpaper magazine (All renderings courtesy of MJMA and Patkau Architects)

Toronto has proven it's got game on the basketball court with the Raptors’ stellar performance in the NBA Finals, but U.K. design magazine Wallpaper says Toronto is making a name for itself in the architecture world, too.

Writer Alex Bozicovic looks at some of Toronto’s exciting architectural projects – from newly completed buildings to developments in the works, including two at the University of Toronto.

Bozicovic highlights U of T’s plans to build a tall wood tower (pictured below) on the downtown Toronto campus.

“Its cross-laminated timber structure, seen through the glass of the facade, will send a clear message about architectural innovation,” he writes.

Wood building interior


He also highlights the new One Spadina building that houses the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, noting that, “The University of Toronto architecture school now has a home that speaks of serious creative ambition.”

Photo of One Spadina

One Spadina houses U of T's John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design (photo by Nic Lehoux)

 

Read the Wallpaper magazine article

Read about how U of T conserves and updates buildings like One Spadina

 

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