Design City: Toronto showcases over thirty exemplarycontemporary interior and architectural projects, both complete andunderway. These range from hip restaurants and bars byToronto-based practices to major institutional buildings completedby the likes of Will Alsop, Behnisch, Behnisch & Partners, Foster and Partners, Frank Gehry, Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumbergand Daniel Libeskind. Written in an engaging and lively manner, thebook is beautifully illustrated with new photography by Tom Arban.It also provides a neighbourhood overview and biographies offeatured designers. It should appeal as much to design savvyindividuals as local and foreign archi-tourists who are asinterested in discovering - or rediscovering - thedynamic evolution of this exciting city.
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At a time when modern architecture has become a means for cities toup their game and raise their cultural profile on the world stage, Toronto is coming into its own. Fully entrenched in a designrenaissance that is dramatically changing the face and space of thecity, Toronto is now a welcome playground for celebrated localtalent and international star architects. While some cities can beimmediately defined by a specific style, Toronto is distinguishedinstead by a fusion of contemporary architecture, heritagepreservation and sustainable urban design. A true mosaic ofarchitecture and culture, Toronto is a city learning to recogniseand celebrate its diversity - it is a city set to rediscoveritself.