What our Clients say… 


“It was essential for James Pitropov of Lakeside Architecture Inc. to perform a thorough investigation as the analysis was used as professional evidence for the purpose of issuing an Emergency Order under section 15 of the Building Code Act. I highly recommend Lakeside Architecture Inc. to provide professional Services for Clients in the Muskoka area.”

Michael J. Gooch,

C.E.T., Retired CBCO Chief Building Official, Town of Huntsville

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“We have worked with James on several projects. In 2009 he designed our 6500 square foot cottage on Muskoka Bay. Since we built, he has come out to our property on numerous occasions and the cottage has been showcased in several magazines. He is very knowledgeable of local bylaws which has facilitated the acquisition of permits and variances. He would think outside the box in developing a property with challenging topography. James is highly creative and and was able to merge my more traditional ideas and my wife’s more modern taste. We are currently (2022) working with James on a third project. Over the last 12 years we have developed a great working relationship with James.”

Ray Newman

Lake Muskoka Cottage

“James worked with my wife and I to create a beautiful, distinctive, and functional lakeside home which perfectly suits our site on the lake.”

David Chapman

Doe Lake Cottage

“Creative, innovative, professional, stylish and considerate are some of the words we would use to describe James Pitropov of Lakeside Architecture Inc.  James produced an extremely beautiful one-of-a-kind design using state of the art materials.  He arranged for and oversaw the building of our rear addition with enthusiasm and meticulous attention to precision and detail.”

Gay and Stan Thompson

“James has a fantastic crew of tradesmen, that produced a beautiful, yet complex remodel of our deck. James was always in good contact, and very transparent with costs, and whether we were able to stick to budget or not. The nice part with working with Lakeside was that he was able to pull drawings required for permits all within the scope of the contract. Our project did go over budget, but that was mainly due to the logistics and our preferences in materials and design. Having a crew of trades that actually showed up on time and left on time in Huntsville is few and far between, they were professionals and very skilled at their craft. Thanks again!”

Ryan Mckeeman

“As the Property Manager for the Deerhurst Resort, I have worked closely with James Pitropov and his staff at Lakeside Architecture Inc. for several years on various Deerhurst projects. The staff at Lakeside has provided detailed, personal client-oriented service with creative flair and good construction documentation and costing. Lakeside has worked closely with me to develop the following projects: Deerhurst Lodge and Meeting Rooms;  ESPN Sports Pavilion; Deerhurst Spa Renovation; and Deerhurst Sports Villas. On these projects, Lakeside met with me at my office and provided me with 3D design visualizations, sourced and priced alternatives, made changes as I requested, worked with me and Deerhurst’s consultants, prepared workings drawings and performed General Review during construction. The 3D visualization has helped us engage in an interactive design process that has included Deerhurst staff, the general contractor, our interior designer, the staff at Lakeside and James himself. Lakeside Architecture Inc. will be my Consultant on projects that require attention to design, detail and high quality presentations.”

Brian Staples, P.Eng

Property Manager

“It was a great pleasure working with James on the cottage and boathouse. He could think outside the box in developing a property with challenging topography, creating spectacular panoramic views. He is very creative and produced awesome cottage and boathouse designs which accommodated both my wife’s more modern taste and my traditional taste.”

Ray Newman

Lake Muskoka Cottage

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Lakeside Architecture Inc.
255-2255B Queen St. East
Toronto, ON
M4E 1G3


647 226 9860

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