View 15 Stunning Window Designs in Toronto

View 15 Stunning Window Designs in Toronto
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    Up to 20% of Canadian buildings are known for having unique and attractive window designs, with some of the most notable ones mentioned below.

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1 –Flatiron Building

Not only is this building at 49 Wellington Street East known for its unique shape; it houses a variety of window shapes, includingrectangular sliders, fixed windows, single-hung and arch-hung windows.

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2 –Trio of Cubes Building

This eclectic part house, part billboard construction is situated along the Don Valley Parkway and is characterized not only by its boxy design, but also by the small square awning windows at its corners.

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3 –Robarts Library

Shaped like a peacock when viewed from the southeast corner, this building at 130 St. George St. makes use of steel-framed windows all round. The way in which the windows have been placed on this building enable a lot of natural light to enter it.

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4 – Royal Ontario Museum

This building at 100 Queens Park is a great example of incorporating the new with the old. Engineers worked hard to ensure that the new interior sull sash windows would be a perfect match to the other existing windows. Plenty stationary windows were installed on the new structure as well, which allow natural light to enter the structure.

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5 –Sharp Center for Design

Famous for its ‘table top’ design, this building is at 100 McCaul Street, and it features an entrance hall that is entered by means of a full height glass façade. A number of large stationary windows situated all around the building boast some of the most beautiful and unobstructed views in the city.

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6 –Toronto City Hall

Located at 100 Queen St. West, this building comprises of 2 towers, namely the larger East Tower which features 30 windows per floor and the West Tower that has 22 windows per floor. Together, these 2 structures contain a total of 960 inward-facing windows.

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7 –CN Tower

Not only is this the tallest building in the western hemisphere that is situated at 301 Front St. West; it also features all-round stationary windows that are double-pane armor-plated so that visitors can enjoy spectacular views of all parts of Toronto. The outer pane windows are 9.5mm thick, while the inner panes come in at 6.4mm thick.

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8 –Ryerson University Student Learning Center

The shape of this structure located at 341 Yonge Street is not its only unusual aspect. Its façade resembles a large ice chunk, and it has been designed in such a way that an array of different and natural light qualities can be taken advantage of. It acts as a traditional or regular framed window, but without the actual construction of any frames.

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9 –TD Center

The center consists of 6 individual towers situated in Wellington, Bay and King Streets and they are characterized by their “walls of stationary windows.” Bronze-colored Window film has been installed throughout 4 of the 6 towers to promote HVAC system efficiency.

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10 –Art Gallery of Ontario

Situated at 317 Dundas Street West, the gallery is beautifully designed with a blue-tinted titanium and glass front section on the south wing that is four storeys high at the front section. A long glass façade can be seen along the entire north side of the building as well.

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11 – Eaton Center

Known for being the third largest mall in Canada, this shopping mall is characterized by its breathtaking vaulted glass ceilings that welcome natural light into it all year round. The mall is located at 220 Yonge Street.

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12 –Old City Hall

To say that this is a beautifully crafted old building would not be doing it nearly enough justice. Many of the original stained glass images, sash and stationary windows can still be seen and appreciated in this building, which is located at 60 Queen Street West.

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13 – MaRS Center

This building consists of a significant amount of glass and is also unusually shaped, with various sections jutting out from the main structure. Situated at 101 College Street, the MaRS Center not only spans two different buildings; it is also home to 2 honeybee colonies that live on the rooftops.

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14 –Scarborough Civic Centers

This building at 150 Borough Drive is well-known for its two triangular shaped, multi-level split towers, which surround an open area in the center. Multiple stationary steel-framed windows can be seen on various sections of the structure.

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15 –Roy Thomson Hall

Situated at 60 Simcoe Street and known for its unusual curvilinear shape and stunning glass exterior, this concert hall is home to the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

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Canada is not only home to some of the finest architectural and glass structures in the world; its window suppliers and installers are also among the best.

If you would like to find out more about having professional window installation performed in your home, contact Toronto or our Calgary office of Canadian Choice Windows today.

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