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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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House Tours

Mjölk Boutique Owners Renovate Their Toronto Abode

A pair of Toronto boutique owners and their architects surpass expectations for above-the-shop living with a renovation that celebrates clean design and serene space.
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Houses We Love

Reinventing a Traditional Edwardian near Lake Ontario

When a family couldn’t part with a traditional Edwardian, their architect introduced a world of design inspiration instead.
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Post

Toronto's Tetris Inspired Home

We have all played the game “Tetris” at least once in our lives. We were mesmerized by the magic of geometry and rewarded by our efficiency. For rzlbd Tetris is not just a game of block arrangement...
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Outdoor

Starry Night: Outdoor Wall Light Installation

A celestial light installation illuminates the garage door of a recently renovated Toronto house.
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My House

Converting a Commercial Storefront to a Home (and Studio!)

Seeking more space and a connection with the city, an artist and a designer turn an old Toronto storefront in Dundas West into a home and studio.
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Renovation

Kitchen Solutions: Smart Storage Design

For a Toronto couple with a love of minimalist Japanese architecture, a sleek, storage-packed kitchen was the first priority in their home's renovation.
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My House

Party-Friendly Apartment in Toronto

Dr. Kenneth Montague’s Toronto loft is both home and art gallery—and the ultimate party house, thanks to two kitchens, a rooftop deck, and no shortage of conversation pieces.
lighting solutions for multi-floored homes
Finishing Touch

Lighting Up

A dim Toronto Tudor gets an airy new look, thanks to a top-level remodel and some bright ideas.
Juli Daoust and John Baker of Mjolk
Shops

Design Shop Visit: Mjölk in Toronto

This Canadian duo searches out top Scandinavian and Japanese designs and brings their best finds back to this Toronto shop.
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My House

Play's the Thing

With ingenuity and plenty of elbow grease, architect John Tong turned an old Toronto dairy into the ultimate family clubhouse.
Front room with floor-to-ceiling windows
House Tours

Airy Live/Work Studio Space in Toronto

In Toronto, a painter accustomed to crashing in his studio created an airy artistic haven with both working and living quarters for a more balanced and polished picture.
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House Tours

Narrow Modernist Three-Story Home in Toronto

Facing tight building codes and an even tighter space, Karen White and David MacNaughtan needed an architect who could turn lemons into lemonade. Donald Chong devised a refreshing solution.
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Three Buildings

Toronto, Ontario

Toronto, Ontario, is one metropolis that never ceases to amaze me with its never-ceasing construction. I grew up in Buffalo, New York, and always loved being able to see the city from across Lake...
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Food

Hive Design

The recent disappearance of vast numbers of worker bees from their colonies sounded an unexpectedly resonant ecological alarm. It quickly became clear—to beekeepers, scientists, and the average honey...
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House Tours

Inside Job

Designing an innovative house is a rite of passage 
for many young architects. But building in a city doesn’t always make experimentation easy; after all, neighbors have their own ideas about how a...
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