RAIC Women In Architecture Day by Graham McNally

July 5th is the inaugural Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Women in Architecture Day. The team here at Toms + McNally includes a very talented architect who has been an integral part of our success and an important contributor to our most significant projects.

Paula Hamilton, senior staff architect at Toms + McNally Design, has a broad range of experience including the Waterdown Rotary Memorial Park Skate Path Pavilion, Millgrove House, and a number of recreational facilities, churches, and institutional projects throughout Hamilton. Currently, Paula is the project Architect for the Westdale Cinema Revitalization and a five storey mixed use infill development in downtown Hamilton.

Paula is highly motivated and passionate architect that improves the work of Toms + McNally on a daily basis through her attention to detail and careful preparation of contract documents. Paula is also committed to the profession of Architecture and our community, currently serving on the Ontario Association of Architect’s Construction Contract Administration Committee. Paula has been an instructor at the Ryerson School of Interior Design and represented Flamborough on the City of Hamilton’s Waste Reduction Task Force.

Thank you Paula for being a huge part of the T+M team!

Toronto New Urbanism Film Festival by Graham McNally


Graham will be part of a panel discussion following the first screenings of the 2017 Toronto New Urbanism Film Festival on June 1st.  

 The panel is comprised of: 

Professor Shauna Brail – Department of Urban Studies, University of Toronto

Councilor Wong-Tam – Ward 27 Toronto Centre-Rosedale
Graham McNally – Architect, Toms + McNally Architects, Hamilton Tactical Urbanism
Jake Tobin Garrett – Policy and Planning Manager, Park People

Moderator: Helen Huang, CNU Ontario Chair:

The film festival is organized by the Toronto Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism. 

Tickets and more info : https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2017-toronto-new-urbanism-film-festival-tickets-34249014725

Jane's Walk by Graham McNally

This Sunday, May 7th, Graham McNally will be leading a Jane's walk of the Waterdown Rink. The walk will include a description of the design process that created the award-winning project.

The walk will begin at 1030am and last approximately one hour. We will meet at the Pavillion building. 

Hope to see you there!




Waterdown Rotary Memorial Park Skate Loop is open! by Graham McNally

The Waterdown Rotary Memorial Park Skate Loop is now operational and it looks amazing. Tons of people are taking advantages of this wonderful new recreational opportunity! Check this beautiful image by John Lepp (https://www.instagram.com/johnlepp/)

Absolutely awesome brand new skating circle at Memorial Park in #waterdown

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Sympos-YAH+: Pathways to Practice – Starting a Business by Graham McNally


The Young Architects of Hamilton & Hamilton/Burlington Society of Architects are holding an event on December 1st titled, "Pathways to Practice – Starting a Business". The second in their ongoing lecture series, the event will feature presentations from local entrepreneurs with a panel discussion to follow to discuss and learn about the issues and challenges that arise when starting a business in the architecture and design field. 

Toms + McNally principle Graham McNally will be presenting his story along with Tammy Hwang (City of Hamilton, Economic Development & Co-Owner Co-Motion), Jeff Hannah (Building Technician & Principal Next Era Building Inc.), Tyler Cowie (Partner, factor[e] digital product studio), and  Martinus Geleynse (Publisher, urbanicity Magazine)

Tickets are available here - TICKETS


Today's Modernism: Art & Architecture" at the Carnegie Gallery by Graham McNally

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"Today's Modernism: Art & Architecture" at the Carnegie Gallery in Dundas opened last week and the opening reception is this Friday, September 16. 

Two of our projects will be showcased - the Hambly House ( DPAI architecture inc. with Toms + McNally Design) and the Millgrove House.

The exhibition will highlight the work of local Architectural firms and Artists exploring Modernism as "a language - direct and unadorned, straightforward, composed, open and clear."

The show opens September 9th with an opening reception on September 16.


Photos of both projects are by our friends at Revelateur Studio.