Charles Hazell

Charles Hazell

Charles Hazell co-founded Taylor Hazell Architects with Jill Taylor in 1992.

Charles’ contribution as a design leader and his commitment to design excellence and conservation has distinguished the practice and secured its influence and reputation as a leading architectural, planning and conservation practice in Canada.

Charles’ portfolio includes projects both large and small in scale. Many of the sites are unusual, complex, and are in a state of transition. Projects include award-winning works in the cultural, judicial, educational and governmental sectors. Examples of his work include the conservation and adaptive reuse of Dundurn Castle, the transformation of the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital into a campus for over 6,000 students, the conservation of the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant, and the Alderlea Heritage Estate and Conference Centre. Each work is a study in the pursuit of meaning and the power of architecture to inspire, reinvent and renew itself.

Integrated within this work is Charles’ interest in applying the expertise and resources of the firm to the service of understanding social, cultural and material science subjects. Examples of this work include research and design to create new clay masonry products, synthetic stone for the conservation industry, building envelope pre-fabrication and a range of environmental issues.

Charles served as architect and heritage specialist on the Toronto Design Review Panel from 2011–2014, and lectures and appears in media on subjects dealing with planning, conservation and design. He was awarded an RAIC Fellowship in 2014 and has won numerous awards for architecture, planning and building conservation.


• Former Knox College, University of Toronto
Alderlea Heritage Estate
Casa Loma
Dundurn Castle and Conference Centre
• Humber Library
Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Lakeshore Campus
• Huronia Regional Centre
• Kingston Psychiatric Hospital
• Lebovic Centre for Arts and Entertainment
• Legislative Assembly of Ontario
• Manitoba Legislative Building
Point Abino Lighthouse
R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant
• St. Lawrence Market North Competition
• St. Lawrence Market South
• St. Paul’s Catholic Basilica
• Union Station
University College, University of Toronto
• Whitney Block