Adamson Associates Architects

Adamson Associates Architects

Established in 1934, Adamson Associates Architects is one of North America’s leading architectural practices. The firm offers a full range of architectural, planning, interior design, and urban design services to a wide range of clients, in both the private and public sectors. Our portfolio encompasses projects in virtually every market sector — commercial; cultural; hotel and residential; justice; colleges and universities; hospitals and healthcare; airports and transportation centers; and large-scale, mixed-use development sites.

Company information

401 Wellington Street West, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON M5V 1E7, Canada
+1 (416) 967 1500

Recent News

 Photo of the Day: Skyline from Polson Pier
 Site of "The Well" Abuzz With Construction Activity
 Photo of the Day: Above the South Core
 CIBC SQUARE's South Tower Rising Fast in Toronto
 CIBC SQUARE's South Tower Racing Skyward Beside Union Station
 Updated Plan for 60-Storey The HUB Appears at Waterfront DRP
 Throwback Thursday: Toronto Skyline Growth
 Photo of the Day: South Core
 Photo of the Day: New Skyline Additions
 Photo of the Day: Impending Impact
 Office Tower Rises Above Grade at The Well Construction Site
 CIBC SQUARE's Ascent Continues Near Union Station
 Photo of the Day: CIBC SQUARE Rising
 Six Points Redesign Lacking Vision at Design Review Panel
 Revised Etobicoke Civic Centre seen by Design Review Panel
 Photo of the Day: Forest of Cranes
 Demolition Marks Start of Work on Bay Adelaide North Tower
 CIBC Square's South Tower Over Halfway to the Top
 Site of 'The Well' A Hive of Construction Activity Despite Cold
 Throwback Thursday: CIBC Square
 Photo of the Day: South Core to Financial District
 Steel Skeleton Shaping Up as CIBC Square Phase One Rises Taller
 Toronto's The HUB Office Tower Resubmitted with Twin Spires
 CIBC Square's South Tower Grows Taller Near Union Station
 Resubmitted Plan for The HUB Office Tower Includes Twin Spires
 Skål! The Great Danish Invasion of Toronto's Architecture
 Photo of the Day: Cranes at The Well
 First Glimpse at Soap Factory Building Remake in East Harbour
 Photo of the Day: Towers in the Sun
 New Renderings of The Well as Massive Dig Continues
 Office Tower at Mega-Project 'The Well' Reaching Grade
 First Phase of CIBC Square Ascending South of Union Station
 Huge Construction Site In Miniature: Model Views of The Well
 CIBC Square South Tower Continues its Rise Upwards
 Work at The Well both Building Up and Digging Down
 Photo of the Day: Backstage Condos
 Site Plan Application for CIBC Square North includes Several Design Refinements
 Throwback Thursday: Bay and Lake Shore
 Structural Steel Starting to Rise at CIBC Square South Tower
 Residential Tower Construction Beginning at The Well
 Photo of the Day: CIBC Square
 Brookfield Announces Go-Ahead for Bay Adelaide Centre North
 Renderings Reveal Details for CIBC Square’s Elevated Park
 Photo of the Day: Downtown and Beyond
 Allied and RioCan Announce Major Office Tenant at The Well
 Throwback Thursday: Bremner Boulevard
 Throwback Thursday: Toronto Skyline from Kensington Market
 Throwback Thursday: South Core from the CN Tower
 Tower Core Taking Shape at CIBC Square Construction Site
 Photo of the Day: Spadina Crescent
 East Harbour Advances with Council-Approved Master Plan
 CIBC Square: Toronto's Next Office Tower Reaches Grade
 Throwback Thursday: CN Tower View
 Forming and Excavation Progress at Enormous 'The Well' Site
 The Well: Work Expanding at Toronto’s Largest Construction Site
 CIBC Square Development Progressing Beside Union Station
 25 York Street First in Canada to Achieve Fitwel Certification
 The Well: First Crane Up at Toronto’s Largest Construction Site
 U of T Daniels Hosting Design Education Symposium
 Toronto's Largest Construction Site: The Well, Spadina at Front
 Toronto Site Reimagined in 2018 ULI Hines Student Competition
 Growth to Watch for 2018: Toronto's Central Waterfront
 Underground Levels Underway for CIBC Square Office Complex
 Growth to Watch For 2018: Downtown Toronto Core
 Growth To Watch For 2018: Jarvis and Church Corridors
 Throwback Thursday: Skyline from Riverdale
 Growth to Watch For 2018: Beaches, Leslieville & The Danforth
 The HUB to Rise Over 280 Metres with Structural Exoskeleton
 Rogers Stirk Harbour Designs 60-Storey Toronto Office Tower
 Oxford Properties Proposes 60-Storey Tower at Bay and Harbour
 Enwave Partner to Bring Sustainable Energy to The Well
 Growth to Watch For 2018: Etobicoke Centre & Bloor West
 Final Crane Being Installed at CIBC Square Construction Site
 Growth To Watch For 2018: Entertainment District
 The Well: Updated Drawings Reveal Further Design Refinements
 Photo of the Day: CIBC Square Cranes
 Topping Off: UrbanToronto's Hottest Forum Threads of 2017
 Topping Off: UrbanToronto's Hottest Database Files of 2017
 Revamped East Harbour Plan Makes First Appearance at DRP
 Growing Pit for CIBC Square Unearths Relics of Toronto's Port
 Daniels Faculty's Spectacular New U of T Home Officially Opens
 How the Shifting Retail Industry is Impacting Urban Spaces
 GM Mobility Campus Lacking Vision at Design Review Panel
 Cats and a Cloudmaker: Exploring King West Public Realm Vision
 Amazon Bid: Mapping Toronto Locations for Tech Giant's "HQ2"
 The Well: Diamond Corp Sells Interest as Construction Heats Up
 Throwback Thursday: Skyline from the Port Lands
 Worthy Projects Take Home 2017 Toronto Urban Design Awards
 Shoring and Tiebacks Prepping CIBC Square Site for Excavation
 Photo of the Day: View Down Spadina
 Shoring and Site Prep Underway for CIBC Square on Bay Street
 Demolition Clearing Site for The Well at Front and Spadina
 Throwback Thursday: London On The Esplanade
 CTBUH and OPPI Hold Summer 2017 Tour
 Bay Adelaide North: New Tower Fuels Downtown Office Boom
 Bay Park Centre Unveiled as 'CIBC Square' at Ground Breaking
 Photo of the Day: U of T Daniels Faculty
 University of Toronto Project Juxtaposes Old and New
 U of T's New Daniels Faculty Coming to Life on Spadina Circle
 The Well: Retailers and Offices to Anchor Mixed-Use Community
 Trio of Wellington Street Proposals Face Vocal Public Scrutiny
 Henning Larsen Team Wins Etobicoke Civic Centre Competition
 Etobicoke Civic Centre Competition: A Wrap-Up and Next Steps
 Etobicoke Civic Centre: Henning Larsen, Adamson Assoc., PMA
 Etobicoke Civic Centre: KPMB Architects, West 8
 Etobicoke Civic Centre: Diamond Schmitt Architects, MVVA
 Etobicoke Civic Centre: Moriyama + Teshima, MJMA, Forrec
 New Renderings Shed Light on Bay Adelaide Centre North Tower
 Toronto's Multi-Tower Bay Park Centre Lands Anchor Tenant
 CIBC Announced as Anchor Tenant for Bay Park Centre
 Urban Design Plans Reveal Potential Phasing At The Well
 Growth To Watch For 2017: Toronto's Central Waterfront
 Growth To Watch For 2017: U of T, West of Downtown
 Growth To Watch For 2017: Jarvis and Church Corridors
 Photo of the Day: Deloitte's Bistro 1858
 20-Storey Office Tower Proposed at Clarence Square
 Growth to Watch for 2017: Beaches, Leslieville, & The Danforth
 Rezoning Application Outlines Vision for East Harbour Site
 East Harbour: A Transit Hub in the Making for Toronto
 Cluster of Boutique Projects Planned for Wellington Street Block
 Growth To Watch For in 2017: Entertainment District
 Micah Lexier's Two Circles Celebrated at Bay Adelaide Centre
 More Archeology for Cleared St. Lawrence Market North Site
 UofT Daniels Faculty Re-Introduces Toronto to Spadina Crescent
 Toronto to Share Costs for SmartTrack, Other Transit Projects
 Preliminary Plans Reveal Scope of Unilever Redevelopment
 CityAge: Is it Time to Change Toronto's Development Process?
 Throwback Thursday: Financial District
 Touring Deloitte's Podium at the New Bay Adelaide Centre East
 Photo of the Day: Goodbye North Market
 Throwback Thursday: Bay Adelaide East
 Exterior Taking Shape at U of T's Daniels Architecture Building
 Photo of the Day: Downtown Density
 St. Lawrence Market North Demolition Begins Next Week
 Striking Deloitte Atrium Space Opens at Bay Adelaide East
 Photo of the Day: 1 Spadina Crescent
 Financial District BIA Seeks Input on Future of Cloud Gardens
 Throwback Thursday: View From Toronto City Hall's Green Roof
 Explainer: Office Space Classifications
 Photo of the Day: Clean Windows
 Four New SmartTrack Stations Announced for Toronto's East End
 Striking Angles Mark U of T's Daniels Faculty New Building
 Toronto's Unilever Site Gets Boost From Revamped Relief Line Corridor
 Unilever Site Gets Boost From Revamped Relief Line Corridor
 The Esplanade: Touring the Changed—and Changing—Street
 Throwback Thursday: Skyline View from the Bathurst Bridge
 Throwback Thursday: Toronto Skyline from the East
 Photo of the Day: Bay Adelaide East Signage
 Throwback Thursday: Bay and Queen
 Growth to Watch For in 2016: Toronto's Central Waterfront
 Tracking Three University of Toronto Construction Projects
 Growth to Watch For in 2016: Downtown Toronto
 Growth to Watch For in 2016: The Jarvis and Church Corridors
 Throwback Thursday: Bay Street North of King
 Toronto East of the Don: Growth to Watch for in 2016
 Throwback Thursday: Foot of Yonge Street
 Throwback Thursday: Bay and Adelaide
 Chinatown, U of T, The Annex: Growth to Watch for in 2016
 Throwback Thursday: Residences of the World Trade Centre
 Photo of the Day: Pillars
 Photo of the Day: Bay Adelaide Centre
 North Addition Rising at U of T's Daniels Faculty of Architecture
 Entertainment District: Growth to Watch For in 2016
 Coming Up In 2016: Toronto's Most Intriguing Proposed Complexes
 Intriguing Tower Proposals To Watch Develop in 2016
 Topping Off November 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
 Video Reveals Design Details for Toronto's Bay Park Centre
 Glazing Installation Complete on Bay Adelaide East's Tower
 Toronto Financial District Views Impress from INDX Condos
 Throwback Thursday: York and Bremner
 New Renderings Released for Bay Park Centre
 Throwback Thursday: Maple Leaf Square
 More Details Emerge on Massive 81-141 Bay Street Development
 Throwback Thursday: Market Square Skyline
 Touring the Archaeological Finds at St. Lawrence Market North
 1831 Foundations Uncovered at North St. Lawrence Market Site
 Allied Breathes New Life into Restored Global Backpackers Site
 Food Retailer Announced for Bay Adelaide East Heritage Podium
 Last Crane at Bay Adelaide East Being Dismantled
 Throwback Thursday: Bremner Boulevard view of South Core
 Throwback Thursday: South Core and the ACC
 U of T Daniels Celebrates 125th Anniversary with Special Events
 Work Progressing at New U of T's Daniels Faculty of Architecture
 Throwback Thursday: Bay Adelaide Centre
 Replicated Facade at Bay Adelaide East Revealed as East Tower Crane Comes Down
 Toronto's Ten Tallest Buildings Now Under Construction
 St. Lawrence Market North Preparing For Temporary Move
 Topping Off March 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
 Toronto East of the Don River: Growth to Watch for in 2015
 Design of The Well Development at Spadina and Front Evolving
 The Top 10 Tallest Towers Coming to Toronto's Skyline
 Throwback Thursday: Bay and Front
 First Gulf Engages the Community on Transformative 'Project 21'
 Major Redevelopment at 400 Front West by State Building Group
 CTBUH Hosts Winter Spaces Tours in 7 Cities Around The Globe
 Topping Off January 2015: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
 Church and Jarvis Streets: Growth to Watch For in 2015
 Preliminary Design Surfaces for 30 Bay Street Office Tower
 Bay Adelaide Centre East's Podium Taking Shape
 Topping Off 2014: Our Most Popular News Stories
 Topping Off 2014: Our Most Popular Threads
 Ever More Construction Webcams Watch Over Toronto Projects
 Throwback Thursday: Bay Adelaide Centre East and West
 Plans for Interim St. Lawrence Market North Revealed
 Final Beam Raised as Bay Adelaide East Tops Off
 U of T Daniels Faculty of Architecture Featured in Podcast Series
 Photo of the Day: Bay Adelaide Rising
 Throwback Thursday: Queen and Spadina
 Insider Q&A: Hunter Tura of Bruce Mau Design
 Planning Documents Reveal More Details on 45 Bay Development
 Throwback Thursday: Adelaide Street West
 Tower Core Nearing Structural Completion at Bay Adelaide East
 The Lanes of Melbourne: Could Something Similar Happen Here?
 Throwback Thursday: The View from Bay and Harbour
 Metrolinx Upgrades Increase Transit Capacity for a Growing GTHA
 Construction Webcams Keep Tabs on Projects Around Toronto
 New GO Bus Terminal Slated for Massive 45-141 Bay Development
 Throwback Thursday: Moss Park Skyline
 Throwback Thursday: Yonge and Shuter
 Checking Out the Podium at Brookfield's Bay Adelaide Centre East
 A Look Inside Brookfield's Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower
 Evolving Design for The Well evident in New Renderings
 Connecting The Dots On A Major New Toronto Development
 Throwback Thursday: Richmond Street from Sherbourne
 Brookfield's Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower Hits a Milestone
 Tower, Glass, and Podium Going Up at Bay Adelaide Centre East
 Photo of the Day: Rising Frame
 First Quarter Update on Commercial Vacancy Rates in the GTA
 Throwback Thursday: Looking South from Temperance Street
 Brookfield's Bay Adelaide East Rising Fast in the Financial District
 Throwback Thursday: An Office Tower is Born
 Throwback Thursday: The Birth of Southcore
 Topping Off March 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
 Throwback Thursday: Church Colborne
 Leaders to Convene in Toronto for Inaugural Global Cities Summit
 Heritage facade makes a move at Brookfield's Bay Adelaide Centre
 Throwback Thursday: The Growing View From The Eaton Centre
 Improving the Public Realm in Toronto's Financial District
 First 'Offices' Open At Bay Adelaide East
 Topping Off February 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
 Allied Properties REIT Brings Office Space to Downtown West
 Throwback Thursday: No Trump As Bay Adelaide Creates A New Vu
 Sun Life Financial Relocating to One York Street
 Photo of the Day: Moon Over Trump
 Hands on Urbanism: How to Make a Difference
 New Office Tower Stacking Plan Shows What's Available in Toronto
 Topping Off January 2014: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
 Downtown Toronto: Growth to Watch For in 2014
 Steel-Framed Bay Adelaide East Tower Continues to Take Shape
 RioCan, Allied, and Diamond Unveil Major Toronto Redevelopment
 East and West of Downtown: Growth to Watch For in 2014
 Downtown East: Growth to Watch for in 2014
 Bay Adelaide East Offers Rare Steel Construction in Toronto
 Toronto: City of Construction Webcams
 Photo of the Day: Bay Adelaide
 Vacancy Rate Rises in Toronto's Office Commercial Market
 Progress on Heritage Preservation at Bay Adelaide Centre East
 Photo of the Day: Lost In the Fog
 Bay Adelaide East Tower Construction Now Streaming Live
 Topping Off September 2013: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
 Photo of the Day: St. Lawrence Market
 Re-Stitching the Old at Bay Adelaide Centre East
 Construction Progresses at Brookfield's Bay Adelaide East
 Iconic Spadina Building to be Transformed into Architecture School
 Redevelopment of St. Lawrence Market North in Limbo
 Photo of the Day: Bay Street Reflections
 Demolition Crews Clear the Way for Brookfield's Bay Adelaide East
 Then and Now: St. Lawrence Drill Shed and St. Lawrence Market
 Photo of the Day: Life in a Box
 Photo of the Day: TD Centre Noir
 Topping Off February 2013: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
 Restaurant To Perch Atop Restored Dineen Building
 First Gulf Bringing more Office Space to King East
 Brookfield's Bay Adelaide Centre East Site Getting Cleared Up
 Looking Into the Pit at Alterra's Post House Condominiums
 Concourse Building Cleared for Redevelopment of 100 Adelaide West
 Bay Adelaide Centre East Goes Under Construction
 Photo of the Day: The Financial District Rises High
 Post House Condos Rising In Toronto's Downtown East
 Cranes fill the Sky in the West Don Lands' Pan Am Village
 Wrapping Up 2012: What We Cared About On UrbanToronto
 Crane Rises at Ivory on Adelaide
 Topping Off November 2012: What's Hot On UrbanToronto
 Photo of the Day: Darkness Brings New Light
 21 Don Roadway: First Gulf Launches Another Huge Project for Toronto
 Bay Street Abuzz With Development Activity
 Crane Comes Down at Market Wharf
 Photo of the Day: Skyline from Chinatown
 Photo of the Day: Northern Lights
 Southcore Financial Centre Draws Development South of Front
 Construction Update: RBC WaterPark Place III
 The Berczy Adds to the St. Lawrence Mix
 CBRE Reports Drop in Downtown Office Vacancy Rates for Q3 2012
 Photo of the Day: No Reservations Required
 Photo of the Day: Evolution of Downtown
 Photo of the Day: Evening Reflections
 Menkes' 25 York Earns LEED Platinum Certification
 Topping Off August 2012: What's Hot On UrbanToronto
 Photo of the Day: Bay Adelaide Centre's First Incarnation
 Brookfield Prepares to Clear Way for Bay Adelaide Centre East
 Topping Off June 2012: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
 Toronto's "Other" Development: Proposed Commercial Projects
 Toronto's "Other" Development: Commercial Projects Under Construction
 Brookfield Pursuing Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower with Deloitte
 Topping Off May 2012: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
 Photo of the Day: Ice Forms in the Hottest Part of the City
 Photo of the Day: One-of-a-Kind View of the Downtown Core
 Topping off February 2012: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
 First Gulf Corp Buys Old Unilever Factory at Don Valley and Lake Shore
 Topping Off December 2011: What's Hot on UrbanToronto
 dataBase Project of the Day: St. Lawrence Market North
 St. Lawrence Market North Joins the UrbanToronto dataBase
 Photo Of The Day: Bay Adelaide Centre Gets A New Neighbour In Trump Toronto
 The View South From The Fairmont Royal York Hotel
 Rumours Circulating That A 50 Storey Office Tower Plus Bus Terminal Is Coming To 45 Bay Street
 Photo Of The Day: Bay Adelaide Centre's KPMG Signage Is Not Plastic
 Trump Toronto Condo Rising While KMPG Sign Is Now Up On The Bay Adelaide Centre
 Looking North From The Top Of The Harbourfront Parking Garage
 Photo Of The Day: New KPMG Sign On Bay Adelaide Centre Lit Up At Night
 Quick Pic: KPMG Signage Continues To Be Added To The Bay Adelaide Centre
 Trump Toronto Cladding Up Close
 Photo Of The Day: KPMG Signage Comes To Bay-Adelaide Centre West Tower
 St Lawrence Market North Winning Entry Details
 UrbanToronto Tours Menkes' New Telus House At 25 York Street
 Daily Poll 33 for May 28, 2010: Pug Awards Telus House
 Daily Poll 7 for May 15, 2010: Pug Awards Bay Adelaide Centre
 Quick Pic: Looking Out From The New ACC Addition
 Daily Poll: The New St. Lawrence Market North
 St Lawrence Market North Finalists Announced
 Photo Of The Day: Dramatic Elevator Banks at Bay Adelaide Centre


Bay Adelaide Centre

Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower, Brookfield Properties, Toronto
333 Bay St, Toronto | Brookfield Property Partners
Bay Adelaide Centre East, located on Adelaide Street West between Bay and Yonge Streets, adjacent to Bay Adelaide West, will be a 44-storey, 980,000-square-foot office tower with best-in-class ... go to project

Bay Adelaide Centre North

Bay Adelaide North, Toronto, design by KPMB Architects for Brookfield Properties
40 Temperance St, Toronto | Brookfield Property Partners
Bay Adelaide North, at 810,344 square feet, is the third and final tower in the Bay Adelaide Centre complex in downtown Toronto. It is unique in that it has large podium floors and a rooftop patio ... go to project


Looking southeast to CIBC Square, Toronto, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Hines
45 Bay Street, Toronto | Hines, Ivanhoé Cambridge
CIBC Square is a two-phase office and retail development at 81 and 141 Bay Street by Hines on a site owned by SITq real estate arm Ivanhoé Cambridge. Hines serves as development manager for phase ... go to project

East Harbour

Bridge, East Harbour, Toronto, designed by OMA and Adamson for First Gulf
21 Don Roadway, Toronto | First Gulf
Located on a 60-acre site directly east of Toronto’s downtown core, East Harbour is the largest commercial project currently planned in Canada. Once complete, this 12-million square foot, unique ... go to project

Etobicoke Civic Centre

Etobicoke Civic Centre, Toronto: Henning Larsen, Adamson Associates, PMA
3745 Bloor St W, Etobicoke | CreateTO
Four teams submitted competition entries for a new Civic Centre for Etobicoke to be built on the east side of Kipling Avenue between Bloor and Dundas Streets. The first group of 12 images in this ... go to project

St Lawrence Market North

St. Lawrence Market North Exterior, by Rogers Stirk Harbour with Adamson Assoc.
92 Front St E, Toronto | City of Toronto
The St. Lawrence Market Complex consists of three buildings: St. Lawrence Hall, the South Market and the North Market. St. Lawrence Hall and the South Market are heritage jewels to be retained, ... go to project

Telus House - 25 York Street

Telus House, 25 York St, Toronto, by Menkes
25 York St, Toronto | Menkes Developments, HOOPP
Telus House is a LEED® Gold AAA standard 30-storey office tower with 785,000 sq. ft. of rentable area at 25 York Street, immediately adjacent to Union Station in Downtown Toronto. Developed by ... go to project


The HUB, designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners for Oxford Properties
30 Bay Street, Toronto | Oxford Properties Group, Ports Toronto
The HUB: a new 1.4 million ft2, 60-storey office tower at Bay and Harbour from Oxford Properties. Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. go to project

The Well

Aerial, The Well, Toronto, Allied REIT, RioCan, Hariri Pontarini, Tridel
The Well is a new, open and vibrant mixed-use community in downtown Toronto where people can live, work, and shop well. Spread over seven and a half acres, The Well borders Wellington, Spadina and ... go to project

U of T: John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

South side of John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
1 Spadina Cr, Toronto | University of Toronto
The Daniels Faculty is one of the leading schools of architecture, landscape and design in North America, with a global footprint. With the support of the Boundless campaign, we have articulated ... go to project