Eberhard Zeidler, architect behind many of Canada’s best-known buildings, passes away at 95

Eberhard Heinrich “Eb” Zeidler, the prolific German-Canadian architect behind pioneering projects such as Eaton Centre and Ontario Place in Toronto and the sail-capped Canada Place in Vancouverdied in his sleep in his Toronto home on January 7. He was 95 and would have turned 96 on January 11.

According to the architecture firm he founded, Zeidler Architecture, Zeidler designed more than 1,000 buildings around the world, from mixed-use commercial developments to residences to medical centers.

Based in Toronto, the privately held company has offices in five other cities: Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria, Beijing, and Berlin. The author of four books, including a 1,231-page autobiography entitled,

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