Based in Toronto and founded in 1977, Stanford Downey Architects Inc. has built a reputation for resolving complex, technically demanding projects into elegant, economical structures. 

We understand the commitment our clients have to their community and realize that what we build will have an impact on future generations and set the standard for future development. 

Our process incorporates goals to minimize resource consumption, optimize building performance and promote the health of building occupants. 

We design buildings that fit into their context, that function efficiently, are environmentally sustainable and make a positive connection with their users. 

Our areas of expertise include Heritage Preservation, Hospitality & Restaurant, Pharmaceutical, Commercial, Institutional, and Residential design.

“Over the past 20 years Stanford Downey Architects (and predecessors) have been instrumental in helping us achieve our goals in creative and cost effective ways...they have been creative in adapting many buildings such that they suit modern uses and meet the current building codes while maintaining the heritage character of the buildings. Unlike many of today’s architects Downey & Associates are architects first and in the business of architecture second which results in an attention to detail which is no longer common...”
— Michael Cruickshank, York Heritage Properties.



Big Rock Brewery

Canada Life

City Of Niagara Falls

David Mirvish

Fairmont Hotels

Four Season

George Brown College



Government Of Ontario – iServ

Hilton Hotels

Joey Restaurant Group

JP Morgan Chase

Le Royal Meridien King Edward Hotel


McEwan Group

Oliver & Bonacini

Oxford Properties Group


Pharma Medica

Queens University

Royal Bank Of Canada

Sioux Valley Dakota Nation

The Toronto Golf Club

Toronto Community Housing

Toronto Wildlife Centre

York Heritage Properties