Italian Stone Design Conference

2019-05-30 in Publications
By: Cathy Garrido I had the pleasure of visiting Verona, Italy this past September to attend the Marmomaac “Designing with Natural Stone” Program...

BlogTO House of the Week: 25 Ellis Park Road

2019-05-01 in Publications
Overlooking Grenadier Pond is this ultra-modern and architecturally stunning house. From the front, you might think this is a bungalow, but you'd be wrong. This baby has levels, three in fact...
Home of the Week

Ravine Home With A High Park View

2018-09-08 in Publications
This contemporary, luxury home is built into a ravine and steps away from High Park and Grenadier Pond.“When I first purchased this home over three years ago, I was determined to take advantage of the incredible and unique waterfront lot. The intended design I envisioned was to create views of the pond and park...
Touch of Modern

A Rebuild in Roncesvalles Maximizes Natural Light

2018-05-17 in Publications
Two years ago, the owners of a production company specializing in PVR-worthy interior make-over shows approached Altius Architects. The couple – who have a young son and a cranky Siamese cat – had purchased a dilapidated duplex on a small dark lot (just nine-metres-wide) in Roncesvalles, but they wanted “bright...

Stainable, Creative and Comprehensive Designs

2017-10-27 in Publications
Altius Architecture is a multidisciplinary firm that designs functional, aesthetically pleasing properties throughout the greater Toronto area and beyond. The firm’s comprehensive strategy provides its clients with the best experiences possible, all while making efficient use of space. Altius includes an architecture division...
Modern Builder and Design

A New Model

2016-04-11 in Publications
FOR DECADES, custom homes often have come about with a hands-off architect – one who envisions how a home will be lived in and designs for each of those needs – boiling down detailed visions onto a sheet of paper to hand off to a separate entity, or entities, to actually build it. The idea that a set of drawings is enough to procure...

Altius featured in Canadian Business Journal

2016-02-23 in Publications
The founding partners of Altius met during their architectural studies in the 1990’s. In 1998, they founded Altius Architecture Inc. on beliefs not embraced by the architectural practice at the time. The ideal for the company has been the collective vision for re-establishing the tradition of the architect as the central figure in...
House with Large expansive views and contemporary facade

Hilltop House Reno Featured in National Post!

2015-03-23 in Publications
"I think the previous owners were involved in theatre, and it was a bit like a stage set,” the wife says with a laugh. Every surface, from floor to ceiling — and in some cases, floors and ceilings too — had been elaborately decorated with trompe l’oeil and faux finishes: faux marble and marquetry, painted architraves above doorways, murals...
Best of Houzz Award 2015

Altius Wins Best of Houzz 2015!

2015-02-03 in Awards
The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers.” Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality...
Wood Design and Building

Kennisis Lake Cottage

2014-11-07 in Publications
Located in the Haliburton Highlands area of Ontario, this cottage takes into account interior comfort, local materials, sustainability, and an aesthetic approach to the use of wood. The clients’ desire for a sculptural form that is highly tuned to the nuances of their site, as well as their specific programmatic needs were the driving force of...