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Out Now: What’s Inside Our Designer of the Year Issue

Roll out the red carpet and get ready to clap as we announce our 2021 Designer of the Year!

By Designlines

It’s difficult to pin down exactly what makes a Batay-Csorba Architects project. A Flemish-bond brick facade, offset dormer and vaulted carport mark out a home of theirs in High Park. In Parkdale, a duplex featuring a pair of intricate brick brise soleils is the trademark of another. Over in Leaside, a trio of townhomes see inverted, wood-clad bay windows disrupt traditional masonry. Then, in Liberty Village, a mid-rise office building clad in undulating pre-cast concrete panels shows off a completely different approach to design. Sure, there are similarities here and there, but there’s also just so much difference. Their versatility and skillful re-invention of traditional Toronto architectures is why we’ve recognized Batay-Csorba as our Designer of the Year for 2021, and why they’re on the cover of our latest issue.

In this issue, you’ll also find:

Our editor’s look at the resilience of the city’s design community during a difficult year.
A history of laneway homes in Toronto, along with four unique projects showcasing what’s possible within the typology.
Architect Drew Mandel’s radical – and respectful – renovation of a heritage home in Bracondale Hill.
A trio of bathroom renos by StudioAC, Cindy Rendely and AKB that prove the spa experience can be brought home.

And much, much more.

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