“The canted facade incorporates an extended cap mullion detail that provides additional solar shading and places additional emphasis along one of the primary walkways leading to the main entrance. The facade material changes at the library entrance, which has been formally carved out of the box-like massing of the building. The ceramic panels set in a triangulated patterning create what Duckworth-Pilkington calls an “ice cream bar” effect of a hard chocolate shell on the outside, with an ice cream center.”

To read the rest of the article about this project, click here

Toronto-based ZAS Architects Project Profile. 

Elemex® Architectural Facade Systems will be participating in the CSC (Construction Specifications Canada) Building Expo (formerly the No Frills Tradeshow) on Wednesday, March 1st at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Building) in Toronto, Ontario.

For more information, visit: http://toronto.csc-dcc.ca/CSC+BUILDING+EXPO+/

Toronto Construction Association

TCA 24th Annual Members’ Day
May 09 2018
Location: TCA Richmond Hill Office
This event is only open to TCA members
Join us for our 24th Annual Members’ Day – we invite YOU to come out and celebrate with us!

Members’ day offers you a unique opportunity to showcase your company’s product(s)/ service(s) right here at TCA, network with key decision makers, grow your business and most importantly raise awareness on what your company has to offer.

The day will be filled with lots of fun ending with an outdoor BBQ.

Indoor or outdoor display booths are available for FREE!

When: Wednesday May 9, 2018

Time: 8:00am – 2:00pm


To register for the event click here.

We worked with Stephen Popovich Associates on this project for the Mantella Corporation. As you can see from some of the photos, the building had been brick with metal siding. The owners wanted a refresh and were hoping for a white marble facade. Marble would have been too heavy and, because it is porous, would have been an issue being so close to the highway and would probably stain. Ceramitex® Sintered Ceramic Facade System with the Calacatta look of marble was an easy choice. Lighter, waterproof and climate defiant made it an ideal surface for a reclad on the building.

Check out the before and during construction photos of the project.


The building has been completed and you can see a video of the finished project on the Mantella website here.

Greensboro - video image

The Paradise Theatre on Bloor Street West is progressing nicely. The theatre, scheduled to re-open in 2019 after extensive renovations, features Ceramitex® on the East facade and the entrance to the theatre. The 1937 Art Deco style heritage building has been closed since 2006 and there is much excitement in Toronto’s Bloorcourt neighbourhood for the re-opening.

Here are a few  photos of the construction

Paradise Theatre - construction - West Side Paradise Theatre contstruction - East side







The plans for this “community hub” include the theatre, a stage, several bars and a full-service restaurant. Programming will include: films, comedy, live music and book readings as well as film festivals.

You can see other news posts on this project in Toronto Newspapers:

Paradise Theatre on Bloor with new signage
photo credit: paradiseonbloor.com

The Star
Globe and Mail

follow the Paradise Theatre on twitter for updates
or on their website: www.paradiseonbloor.com