HUGO BOSS flagship store opens

DTAH is the coordinating local architect for the first HUGO BOSS flagship store on Toronto's Bloor Street "luxury aisle". The Toronto location premieres the new store facade that will be adopted by all HUGO BOSS flagship stores internationally.

"It is not building as bling. It is just an example of extremely harnessed architecture. And it perfectly expresses the creative energy of Bloor Street." 

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DTAH participated in a global movement that is bringing much needed attention to prostate cancer. We've done this by growing Moustaches in Movember, the month formerly known as November. Our commitment was to grow a moustache all November garnering support of our efforts through donations. The roughly $4,000 in funds raised go directly to Prostate Cancer Canada.

Dundas Driving Park receives an Award of Excellence for Healthy Communities

DTAH completed the master plan and building schematic for one of Hamilton’s oldest parks at the end of 2006.

With history of hosting many major sports, military, church and civic celebrations. The park originally consisted of a concession stand, washrooms, band stand, and grandstand. The same functional requirements were to remain in new design however; overall site improvement was in precedence. Both the ice rink and building are central in their location reducing site servicing. Although the idea of change to this historic park may have initially caused some doubt with neighbours, the new and improved Dundas Driving Park has impressed everyone. Whether one is enjoying a picnic, show, skate, swim, or a moment of respite, they are beautifully surrounded by the views of the breathtaking escarpment.

NOW magazine votes Mildred's best restaurant design

NOW Magazine has voted Mildred's Temple Kitchen by du Toit Architects Ltd. best restaurant design in it's annual 2009 'Best of Toronto' awards.

"Goodbye kitsch, hello soaring cathedral ceilings, wall-to-wall glass and a chic aesthetic that’s best described as Parisian airport departure lounge. Talking bathrooms, too!"

The restaurant was the critics choice for the award. Mildred’s Temple Kitchen is the successful culmination of two years of extensive research and design collaboration resulting in the rebranding of a Toronto landmark restaurant .

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City Council approves plan to transform Queens Quay

Toronto City Council has overwhelmingly approved Waterfront Toronto's recommendation to transform Queens Quay into a grand lakefront boulevard by replacing two lanes of traffic on the south side of the street with a beautiful linear park.

Voting 33 - 1, the decision by City Council allows the Environmental Assessment for the design by West 8 + DTAH to be submitted to the MoE for final approval. If the EA is approved, the project will rollout in phases beginning with schematic design from Spadina Avenue to Parliament Street.

Council's blessing is a major milestone in the process, which started with the design competition back in 2006. Following the competiton, the idea was tested from a public realm perspective with the 'Quay to the City' event - which saw the south side traffic closed for a 10 day period and replaced with a lawn, the missing portion of the Martin Goodman Trail and over 1,000 red geraniums along the TTC tracks.

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Mildred's Temple Kitchen wins Best of Canada Award

Mildred's Temple Kitchen has received a Canadian Interiors 'Best of Canada" award in the category of Hospitality.

Over 140 people were in attendance to watch the big reveal of twenty winners from eight design categories at the International Interior Design Exhibition / NeoCon.

"All of the work reviewed and received from the nominees was a testament to the quality of Canadian design."

The winning firms received a 9 pound crystal prism etched with the winning category and their company name.

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WaveDeck and Wychwood at Toronto Urban Design Awards

DTAH achieved recognition for two projects at the 2009 Toronto Urban Design Awards at the Palais Royale.

Artscape Wychwood Barns received an honourable mention in the category of Public Buildings in Context, while the Spadina WaveDeck by the West 8 + DTAH Joint Venture won an Award of Excellence on the Small Open Spaces category.

"The wavedeck commission was a great opportunity that has since evolved into even greater projects being built in other areas along the same waterfront precinct. It is reassuring to the jury, and undoubtedly the general public, to experience how Toronto’s waterfront has matured to a point of enjoying projects of this level of sophistication being realized today."

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For the Birds!

DTAH's James Twine has been selected as a finalist in the Toronto Botanical Gardens bird-house competition. The competition is a fundraiser for the T.B.G, and has attracted scores of entries from architects and designers keen to give a new twist to a traditional garden object.

The winner will be announced October 1st.

Visit the Toronto Botanical Gardens website for full details.

Calgary Bridge Designs unveiled at Public Open House

Designs for the Calgary Pedestrian Footbridge, including a concept by DTAH, have been unveiled at a Public Open House.

All members of the public are invited to view original materials and submissions for the St. Patrick’s Bridge design competition at the Simmons Building in East Village.

The open house will run from October 14th to October 23rd. Shortlisting will be announced on October 30th.

For more information on the open house, please visit:'s_bridge

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