Altius Named one of the Best Residential Architects in Toronto, Canada

Home Builder Digest has named Altius as one of the Best Residential Architects in Toronto, Canada “Toronto is home to some of the most iconic architectures in Canada: the Canadian National Tower (CN Tower) has been included in the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, the eclectic glass and aluminum crystal Royal Ontario Museum (ROM),…

Cathy Garrido partner at Altius Architecture

“BOND Custom Top 100 List and Conference”

Graham Smith and I, joint principals at Altius, recently had the pleasure of attending BOND Custom once again. BOND Custom is a forum created to help facilitate collaboration between Principal Architects and designers of high-end luxury home designers and suppliers of products used in those homes…


Altius Featured in Muskoka Life Magazine

Built on a property full of family history and remnants of Muskoka’s logging past, this contemporary cottage was designed with lots of room for kids, grandkids, relatives, dogs… and everyone’s friends.


Altius Featured on e-architect

Situated on the original Chandos Estates property, the Chandos Lake Cottage replaced an old single storey cottage that was hidden from view by a large perimeter hedge.


“Coming Soon: Scarcliffe Cottage”

Now under construction is our Scarcliffe Cottage, located right on the shoreline of Lake Muskoka, in Port Carling Ontario. When the clients approached Altius to design and building them a new cottage, they did not yet have a property.  After spending months searching the area, Altius principal Graham Smith and the clients found a property located right on the water…


Altius Featured in The Toronto Star

Tory Crowder and Shawn Thomas are not indoor people. The couple and their three children spend most of their time in the backyard swimming, entertaining, relaxing, eating and sharing family time — their outdoor space is a home, cottage, playground and lounge all in one cosy spot.

Altius Architecture Featured in Dwell Magazine for prefab cottage

Altius Featured in Dwell Magazine

Faced with a tricky lot that was both narrow and “unusually flat and low,” Toronto–based firm Altius decided to flip this cottage’s floor plan, clustering the bedrooms on the ground floor and locating shared living spaces up top…

Alitus Architecture featured in the Toronto Star for Georgian Bay cottage for four generations of residents

Altius Featured in Toronto Star

Named for its location on the stunning south shore of Georgian Bay, a big cottage called Christie Beach includes spaces both big and small for a family’s four generations…