What is The Finlayson Practice

The Finlayson Practice Inc. is a design studio with deep roots in the fields of architecture, interiors and urban design. The founding partner, Mary Jane Finlayson, has a rich history with established architectural mentors including Barton Myers and Jack Diamond, followed by 18 years as a Partner in larger firms. The initiative to form The Finlayson Practice is the fulfilment of a dream to shape a new and dynamic studio that capitalizes on this history and allows the pursuit of projects where a high level of craft and ingenuity is applied to all scales of work.

Main offering

The Finlayson Practice provides services informed by original research yet are rooted in a fluent, professional knowledge of architecture and interiors, urban design, landscape and sustainable design and universal design. We strive to understand all aspects of a project – our clients, users, political and physical context, culture/brand and program – to deliver a distinctive solution that delights.


Red Stone Winery

CNIB Centre

BMW Group Canada

PC Bank

King West Condominium

1621 Dundas Street West – Live/work

Fio Corporation

Envoy Communications

Loblaw Digital – 99 Atlantic

University of Toronto at Mississauga

William Ross MacDonald School

Ontario College of Art and Design University

BMW Group Canada – Training Centre

Branksome Hall – New Student Residence

Branksome Hall Asia New Campus

Toronto District School Board – School Projects

Branksome Hall Toronto Master Plan

Toronto District School Board – Bloor Dufferin Land Use Master Plan

Branksome Hall Junior School

Right-of-Way House

Klein Residence

Principal’s Residence, Branksome Hall