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1230 Dundas Street East

Toronto, ON, M4M 1S3


phone: 416-306-9987


Design Workshop Architects Inc.



More than design.
Welcome to the Design Workshop; here design is about more than making pleasing forms.  It’s about finding the special places where function, aesthetics, ideas and technology all converge with your goals. In our complex and information-filled world, a design solution never lives in isolation; it is suspended within a network of competing influences and interests. Our role is to help you navigate this world; not only to design buildings, but to design the framework for their success.

Founded in 2011, Design Workshop Architects offers full architectural and interior design services that are highly responsive and customized to each individual project and client, addressing the reality that technologies, economies, tastes, measures of success and systems of procurement are constantly in flux.  Every project is unique, we will always recognize this, and we take pride in proposing bold and unique solutions.

Research is critical to our process, but it is just the seed of a project. We will develop clear criteria and a linear design process to help you move confidently through your decision-making to deliver a finished project into your possession that meets the high standard of your expectations.

Design with values.
We think of everyone who is involved in the development of each project as a member of ‘the Design Workshop’: clients, consultants, engineers, officials and designers. We are energetic, intelligent, open minded and client-oriented. Roll up your sleeves and dive into a process that prioritizes the collective experience and constantly strives to identify and achieve real value.

These are the Workshop’s ideals: 

  • Think big but look at the details.
  • Conventions are useful but understand why.
  • Be bold, be frank and be clear, but listen closely.
  • Prepare carefully but adapt quickly.
  • Learn what you don’t know; teach whenever possible.
  • Be civic-minded; be a community-builder and a force for positive change.
  • Sustainability is a core measure of good design.
  • Work together - that’s how great things get done.


Projects Portfolio

Keith Penner Photgraphy
OAA Ice Sculpture

Specialties & Services

Feasibility Studies
Interior Architecture
Interior Design
Mixed Use
Project Management
Religious Buildings/Churches
Sustainable Design

Honours and Awards

"How Bright is Our Future?" Canadian Interiors Magazine, Best in Canada Award, 2018

"How Bright is Our Future?" Architizer Award, Special Mention, Architecture+Art Category, 2018

"How Bright is Our Future?" 12th International Design Awards, Honorable Mention, Interior Design: Exhibits, Pavilions and Exhibitions Category, 2019.

Our Team

Michael Donaldson
Principal Architect, OAA
1230 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON Canada M4M 1S3
Dana Tosic
Communications Director
1230 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON Canada M4M 1S3