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40th Heritage Toronto Awards and Lecture Address Toronto's Past and Future

40th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards
September 30, 2014 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's upcoming municipal election is the talk of the town, and it has become clear that Torontonians are increasingly concerned about the city's future. By learning from past mistakes and ... read more

RavinePortal Explores Toronto’s Relationship with its Ravines

RavinePortal, DTAH, Toronto, ravines
September 29, 2014 3:46 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The expansive network of ravines cutting through Toronto has had a profound effect on how buildings and infrastructure are designed in this city since day one. Our interactions with the ravine ... read more

Alex Chapman Retires and a New Era Begins at UNION31

September 25, 2014 4:45 pm | by Jennifer Muallim | Comments
For the past three decades, UNION31 has created beautiful interiors for condos, offices, stores, and homes in Toronto and abroad. Over the past several years UrbanToronto has reported on many of ... read more

U of T Daniels Architecture Announces 2014-2015 Lectures

U of T John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Toronto
September 25, 2014 11:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, to move next year from their current home at Huron and College to a restored and expanded facility at Spadina and College, has ... read more

Ryerson Architecture Public Lecture: D'Arcy Jones

Ryerson University Architecture Lecture, D'arcy Jones
September 24, 2014 2:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On Thursday, September 25, 2014 Ryerson University's Department of Architectural Science will continue their ongoing series of architecture lectures with a talk by Vancouver-based ... read more

King East Design District Launches Saturday with Art Festival

King East Design District, 3d parti and Design Festival
September 17, 2014 11:30 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
The King East Design District (KEDD) is stepping out, officially launching itself with a bash as Toronto's premiere centre for art and design, and it's hoping that you will join in the ... read more

Ryerson Architecture Public Lecture: Mandrup and Becker

Ryerson University Department of Architectural Science
September 15, 2014 2:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On Wednesday September 17th, Ryerson University's Department of Architectural Science will play host to guest speakers and celebrated architects Dorte Mandrup and Louis Becker.  Louis ... read more

Stuart Reid's Union Station Art Encourages TTC Riders to Engage

Stuart Reid, Zones of Immersion, TTC, Union Station Revitalization
August 21, 2014 3:25 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
Toronto's Union Station is the focus of several concurrent restoration, renovation, and redevelopment schemes meant to give the city's Downtown gateway a major facelift and boost its capacity ... read more

Toronto's First POPS Plaque Unveiled in Concord CityPlace

The first POPS plaque is officially revealed. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
August 1, 2014 5:40 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
A City of Toronto initiative to identify and label Privately Owned Publicly-Accessible Spaces (POPS) had its first plaque unveiling Thursday. Located below the Parade towers at Concord CityPlace, ... read more

ERA Architects' Graeme Stewart Talks Heritage This Friday

Heritage, Creative Mornings, Graeme Stewart, Toronto
July 7, 2014 1:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
This July, "Creative Mornings," a recurring 'breakfast lecture series' aimed at the creative community, has taken on the theme of heritage. Creative Mornings offer not just valuable insight and ... read more

Pugs Announce 2014 Winners and Talk Toronto vs. Chicago

June 24, 2014 10:30 am | by Craig White | Comments
Last week an audience gathered at the Art Gallery of Ontario to celebrate the winners of the 2014 Pug Awards, to congratulate the winning participants in this year's Pug Ed school programme, and ... read more

PUG Talk: What Can Toronto Learn From Chicago?

Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate at Millennium Park in Chicago, image  by Craig White
June 12, 2014 4:00 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
We Torontonians are always considering how our city stacks up against other ones around the world. It's often seen as a sign of an inferiority complex, but just as often we are looking at what we ... read more

NXT City Prize: Toronto Competition to Improve Public Space

NXT City Prize, City of Toronto
June 9, 2014 11:00 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The City of Toronto has launched an urban ideas competition which invites young people to help share in the shaping of Toronto’s future. Local urban strategy studio Distl is teaming up with the ... read more

Toronto Modern Home Tour 2014 Tomorrow; Saturday June 7

Toronto Modern Home Tour, 1294 College, Spaces by Rohan
June 6, 2014 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
While most people appreciate the charm and history of Toronto's Victorian houses, the use of modern architecture for single-family dwellings remains in the realm of architecture buffs, even though ... read more

Toronto Presents Guidelines for Privately Owned Publicly-Accessible Spaces

June 3, 2014 3:10 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Toronto's current building boom is intensifying this city in both traditional ways and new ones. The most obvious result is the buildings of all types that have replaced parking lots and smaller ... read more

TD Centre Welcomes 15th Annual CANstruction Event

CANstruction Toronto, Daily Bread Food Bank
May 28, 2014 4:35 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
In a growing metropolis with one of the best food and restaurant scenes on the continent, it can be easy to forget that hunger and poverty are still major issues in Toronto, and across the globe ... read more

Voting Now Open for 2014 Pug Awards

PUG Awards, The People's Choice Awards for Architecture
May 1, 2014 1:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Pug Awards have come a long way since the inaugural year in 2005. When the event was created almost a decade ago, founders Anna Simone of Cecconi Simone, and Gary Berman, President of ... read more

Diamond Schmitt's 'Nedlaw Living Wall' Plant Installations Turn 10

Living Wall at University Of Guelph Humber, Etobicoke, Diamond Schmitt
April 24, 2014 3:30 pm | by Devon Johnson | Comments
A Canadian invention that improves indoor air quality has hit a major milestone. Living Walls are visually appealing, they make the air smell great, peoples spirits are raised by them, all ... read more

Renovated BMO Offices Promote Collaboration and Info-Sharing

IBI Group Interiors, 55 Bloor West, Manulife, BMO Marketing, Toronto
April 7, 2014 12:05 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
With more major corporations consolidating their operations into Downtown Toronto, IBI Group Interiors was recently approached by the Bank of Montreal’s (BMO) Corporate Real Estate Group ... read more

Leaders to Convene in Toronto for Inaugural Global Cities Summit

March 26, 2014 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
A preeminent group of international planning and design professionals will convene in Toronto to discuss big ideas and innovations for cities at The Global City Indicators ... read more