Eberhard Zeidler

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Eberhard Zeidler
Born Eberhard Heinrich Zeidler
(1926-01-11) January 11, 1926 (age 92)
Braunsdorf, Germany
Awards Order of Canada
Order of Ontario
Practice Zeidler Partnership Architects
Buildings Toronto Eaton Centre
Ontario Place

Eberhard Heinrich Zeidler, OC OOnt (born January 11, 1926) is a German-Canadian architect. He studied at the Technische Hochschule in Karlsruhe, West Germany.

Life and career[edit]

Zeidler was born in Braunsdorf, Germany. He immigrated to Canada in 1951 and joined an architectural firm with Blackwell and Craig in Peterborough, Ontario. In 1963, he moved to Toronto, Ontario, and the firm became Craig, Zeidler and Strong until 1975.

Zeidler continues to go to work daily as a Senior Partner Emeritus at the firm, now called Zeidler Partnership Architects, in Toronto. The firm also has offices in Calgary, Victoria, BC, London, Berlin, Beijing, and Abu Dhabi, UAE.

In 1984, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. He has also received the Order of Ontario. He won a medal from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in 1986.


Interior of the Eaton Centre in downtown Toronto, designed by E. H. Zeidler. The flock of birds is a sculpture called Flightstop, a work by the Canadian artist Michael Snow.

Prominent projects by Zeidler's firm include:


  • Building Cities Life (2013, Dundurn Press) ISBN 9781459704138

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