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Taylor_Smyth Architects
House on the Bluffs


On a dramatic site perched near the edge of an escarpment along the Scarborough Bluffs and nestled amid towering oak trees, the clients set out to build their dream residence on the foundations of the wife’s former 1960’s childhood home – a light filled open residence that would celebrate the spectacular views encompassing trees, water […]


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Bishop Street Residence


On a narrow street of Victorian, working class cottages in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood, Bishop Street Residence is the conversion of a post-industrial building from a graphic design firm to a bachelor’s residence. The design negotiates the tightness and public nature of its urban site, while playing out desirable scenarios of a contemporary, urban retreat. The […]


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Sunset Cabin


Nestled into a slope on the southern shore of Lake Simcoe, this one room sleeping cabin is a simple but sophisticated Canadian bunkie, evoking the “primitive hut” of branches constructed in the wilderness. The clients desired a private retreat from the main cottage further up the hill that would also enhance their enjoyment of the […]


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House On a Ravine


Exterior materials consist of a rubble stone base of Ontario limestone, custom mahogany windows and exterior finished stucco. Flashings, canopies and the garage door are zinc. An exterior mahogany screen at the front provides privacy from the street for the two storey high glazing. At the rear, the house is oriented to the view of […]


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Aquilon Capital Corporation Offices


Aquilon Capital Corporation is an independent investment boutique offering value-based investment management through private portfolios and investment partnerships. Michael Taylor designed the original offices ten years ago for the partners of Aquilon under their previous name of the MMI Group. Having outgrown their 3,500 square foot premises, they contacted him to design their new 15,000 […]


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