Best of Design Awards
Best of Design Awards
A Modern Lakeside Boathouse in Ontario
A Toronto firm crafts a serene waterfront structure for a family in Georgian Bay.
A Sustainably Built Home in Rural Ontario
For this rural Ontario home, building sustainably was less about high-tech gizmos than learning to truly love the land.
A LEED Gold Weekend Home Embraces the Ontario Landscape
This all-white LEED Gold home is undoubtedly modern, but takes cues from the historic precedent of the longhouse to bring the...
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.
Toronto, Ontario, is one metropolis that never ceases to amaze me with its never-ceasing construction.
Dream/Dive Platform Encourages Playful Summer Living
Summer is all about experiencing simple pleasures.
This Home in the Ontario Wilderness Is 12 Miles From the Nearest Powerline
An architect designing hospitals in Rwanda first brought sustainability to a lakeside dwelling in Ontario.
Prefab Made This Super Remote House in the Ontario Wilderness Possible
An isolated prefab in Ontario, Canada, demonstrates how factory-built housing can be as site sensitive as traditional...
A Curved House in Ontario Bends 100 Degrees For Forest Views
Way out in the wilderness of Ontario, a curiously shaped house bends along a tricky ridge.
Hirshhorn, Ontario: The Modern City That Never Was
An exhibit up at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC chronicles the museum's initial conception, and the Canadian, Philip...
This Isolated Prefab Is One with the Wild
A home in Ontario, Canada, demonstrates how factory-built housing can be as site sensitive as traditional construction.
Modern Boutique Hotel in a 19th-Century Foundry
Designer John Tong’s inventive Ontario boutique hotel blends rural references with an urbane sensibility.
An Off-Grid Home That Relies on the Sun and the Wind
A rural house in Ontario doesn't fuss around and fits right into the surrounding landscape.
Say Goodbye to the Cold With a Look Back at Two of Toronto’s Winter Design Exhibits
Toronto's temporary Winter Stations installations animate Lake Ontario's frozen shoreline for a third year.
Toronto's Story Pod Doubles as a Lending Library and Community Hub
In the historic downtown core of Newmarket, Ontario, in the Greater Toronto area, sits the Story Pod—an abstract black box filled...
This Mirrored Cabin Playfully Brings a Forest Indoors
Set amidst a leafy forest near Ontario's Kawartha Lakes, this modern cabin beautifully mirrors nature with its contemporary...
This Mesmerizing Glass House Is Also a Photographer's Lakeside Studio
Set at the edge of Stoney Lake in Ontario, Canada, is a photographer's home, studio, and boat house.
A Unique Home in the Canadian Forest That Doubles As a Bridge
On the shores of Mary Lake in Port Sydney, Ontario—just two hours north of Toronto—the Bridgehouse is a modern wooden home that...
"Repurpose, refurbish, recycle" was the guiding principle for a metals broker in Ontario who harnessed his passion for–and...
Mini Structures Are the Winter Equivalent of the Lifeguard Station
Five creative warming huts on Lake Ontario ignore the cold to celebrate scenic beauty and public space.