ZAS Architects

ZAS Architects

Design is an important strategic asset – it affects how people think, feel and act; it reinforces each organization’s unique positioning, values and brand; and, it expresses each client’s unique vision, values and priorities. ZAS’s strategic thinking is the magic that connects them all.

ZAS is a full service architecture, interior design and planning firm that builds high performance environments of lasting value. Our quarter century of success is rooted in a studio culture that emphasizes entrepreneurial energy, accessible project leadership and a thorough understanding of each client’s business. Client loyalty is our performance metric.

ZAS began in 1984 as a Canadian architectural partnership focused on high-quality design supported by expertise in service and management. It has since expanded into a multifaceted consulting organization with a high-profile international clientele.

Company information

517 Wellington St. W. Suite 404, Toronto, ON M5V 1G1, Canada
+1 (416) 979 9834

Recent News

 Photo of the Day: Island Airport Ferry Window Seat
 Shifting Black and White Exterior Taking Shape at River City 3
 Photo of the Day: Old Eastern Avenue Bridge
 Throwback Thursday: River Street Changes
 Photo of the Day: Corktown Common
 Photo of the Day: Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence
 Photo of the Day: Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence
 Winners of 2017 OAA Awards Announced
 Growth To Watch For 2017: Toronto's Central Waterfront
 Growth to Watch For 2017: Corktown-Regent Park-Cabbagetown
 Push & Pull Drawers Becoming More Defined At River City 3
 Work Begins on York U's Schulich Business School Expansion
 Last Phase of River City Seeking Site Plan Approval
 Cladding Visible on CityPlace's Forward and Exchange Condos
 West Don Lands: Lots to See as River City 3 Condo Rises
 Throwback Thursday: River City
 Plans Revised for TAS Development at 77 River Street
 Photo of the Day: Corktown Common
 Forum Finds XLIV
 Photo of the Day: Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence
 Throwback Thursday: Living Shangri-La Toronto
 Watch Out Amazon: Dubai Hotel Will House Indoor Rainforest
 Photo of the Day: Cranes from Corktown Common
 Revised CityPlace School & Community Centre Impresses at DRP
 Throwback Thursday: Toronto City Hall Observation Deck
 Throwback Thursday: Thompson Hotel
 Photo of the Day: Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence
 CityPlace School and Community Centre Revealed at DRP
 Throwback Thursday: Simcoe Street North of Front
 Growth to Watch For: East of Downtown
 Entertainment District: Growth to Watch For in 2016
 UT Readers Select Favourite Residential Buildings of 2015
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 Photo of the Day: Offset
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 New Dubai Development Includes Rainforest and Artificial Beach
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 Winners Announced for the 2015 Toronto Urban Design Awards
 Photo of the Day: Walking at Light Speed
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 Throwback Thursday: Nelson Street in the Entertainment District
 East of Downtown: Growth to Watch For in 2015
 Pan Am Village Legacy Discussed at Urban Land Institute Event
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 York U Tops Out Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence
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 First Rendering of River City's Third Phase Released
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 The UrbanToronto dataBase Celebrates 500 Projects
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 Neighbourhood Node: (Re)Introducing Corktown
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 Construction Update: Pan Am Games Village
 Photo of the Day: View from Sherbourne Common
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 Hard Hat Tour of Urban Capital's River City Condos - Part 2
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 Photo of the Day: Urban Capital's River City Condos
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 Photo of the Day: City Building
 The Modern Condos: Finished Product in Pictures
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 The Interview: Mark Reeve of Urban Capital, Part 3
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 The Interview: David Wex and Mark Reeve of Urban Capital, Part 1
 dataBase Project of the Day: River City Condos
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 The Interview: Peter Freed
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629 King Residences (was Thompson Residences)

629 King Residences, condominiums in Toronto, by Freed Developments
629 King St W, Toronto | Freed Developments
The meaning of home continues to evolve in Central King West with the ongoing collaboration between two lifestyle masterminds, Freed Developments. Pairing elegant living spaces with lavish ... go to project

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Pedestrian Tunnel

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Pedestrian Tunnel Project, image from TPA
Bathurst Street Terminal, Toronto | Ports Toronto
The Billy Bishop Airport Tunnel Project The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) owns and operates Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport located at the foot of Bathurst Street. Currently, passengers must take ... go to project

Boutique Condos

Boutique Condos, Toronto, by ZAS Architecture for Urban Capital Property Group
In the heart of Toronto's entertainment district, boutique is a new generation of chic condominium living that blends the downtown lifestyle with spectacular amenities and hotel-inspired ... go to project

CityPlace: Block 31 Schools & Community Centre

Corner of Fort York/Brunel Court, looking southwest, image courtesy of ZAS Arc
20 Brunel Ct., Toronto | City of Toronto
Plan for two schools and a community centre on Block 31 at Concord CityPlace in Toronto, Ontario. go to project

Harris Square

Harris Square, at River City, Saucier + Perrotte Architects, Urban Capital
Lawren Harris Sq & Old Eastern Ave, Toronto | Urban Capital Property Group
Coming soon - the final phase of the iconic River City community. River City is unlike anything else in Toronto. Don't miss out on the last phase phase of Saucier + Perrotte's design masterpiece ... go to project

River City Condos Phase 3

River City Condos Phase 3 by Saucier + Perrotte Architects for UrbanCapital
Lawren Harris Sq at River St, Toronto | Urban Capital Property Group
River City 3 is a 29-storey condominium tower at the north end of Corktown Common in Toronto's regenerating West Don Lands area. Developed by UrbanCapital, the building is designed by Saucier + ... go to project

River City Condos Phases 1 & 2

River City condos Toronto by Urban Capital and Saucier + Perrotte Architects
51 Trolley Cr., Toronto | Urban Capital Property Group
Construction has begun on the first phase of River City, the first private sector development project in the West Don Lands. Phase One of the $300 million project by developer Urban Capital ... go to project

Rosemont Five Star Hotel & Residences

Rosemont Five Star Hotel & Residences, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, by ZAS
Sheikh Zayed Road and Abdullah Omran Taryam Street, Dubai |

York University: Bergeron Centre (Lassonde School)

Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence by ZAS, ARUP, Laing O'Rourke
Nelson Rd, North York | York University
The new 169,000 engineering building will enable a new teaching pedagogy of Engineering into the next century and will house various engineering disciplines, programs and types of instruction to ... go to project