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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

OAA Announces 2014 Award Winners

2014 Ontario Association of Architects Awards, OAA
March 25, 2014 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The most prominent Ontario architectural firms and various emerging talents in the business are being honoured as recipients at the 2014 Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Awards, set to ... read more

DUKE Condos picks up 12 nominations for 34th Annual BILD Awards

Duke Condos Toronto by TAS, Quadrangle Architects
March 17, 2014 1:50 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
DUKE Condos, still in its pre-construction phase and slated for completion in 2015, has been nominated 12 times in 11 different categories for this year's BILD Awards. The BILD awards recognize ... read more

Folk Art Carousel to Add Whimsy to Downtown Markham

March 5, 2014 6:22 pm | by Rami Kozman | Comments
Recently news broke on UrbanToronto of a new 12-storey, 350,000 square foot office building under construction at Birchmount Road and Highway 407 which will serve as headquarters for Aviva Canada. ... read more

Ryerson University Architecture Hosts Jan Jongert Lecture

jan Jongert, Ryerson, University, Superuse Studios, Architectural Science
February 21, 2014 4:00 pm | by Matthew Lavoie | Comments
As part of Ryseron University's 2013/14 Architectural Science lecture series, architect Jan Jongert of Superuse Studios will be taking the stage in the ARC200 room (The Pit) on Thursday, February ... read more

Bone Structure Brings Innovative Home Design to the GTA

February 5, 2014 1:15 pm | by Rami Kozman | Comments
Somewhere outside Erin, Ontario, about an hour’s drive from Toronto, and surrounded on all sides by farmland, a house like no other in Ontario has almost finished being constructed, or to put it ... read more

Green Building Goal Within Reach of More Builders and Developers

DCL Healthcare Properties Inc., DCL Niagara Medical Centre
January 31, 2014 8:30 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
We all know that going green is good for the environment, our health, and hopefully our pocketbooks. As much as it's important for us all as individuals to consider what kind of an environmental ... read more

Douglas Coupland's 'Four Seasons' Enliven ELAD's Emerald City

January 27, 2014 3:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Nearly a quarter century ago, 1990 to be precise, Douglas Coupland emerged from the arid Mojave Desert in the American southwest with what would become his breakout novel Generation X: Tales ... read more

Ryerson Architecture Offers Exhibition and Battersby Lecture

The new Paul Cocker Gallery in the Ryerson Architecture Building, image by Craig
January 9, 2014 6:25 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University has two events in store for those interested in the coming days. The first is a new exhibition of student work at the recently opened ... read more

Douglas Coupland Art Populating Downtown and Beyond

Naked Pylon for Coupland Artwork at Emerald City, North York
December 11, 2013 9:00 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Douglas Coupland sprung upon popular culture in 1991 when he named a generation and launched his career with the novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. Since that time Coupland has ... read more

Panel Discussion Tackles Designing for Diversity

StopGap
December 6, 2013 4:50 pm | by Stephanie Calvet | Comments
The term ‘diversity’ in its cultural sense is frequently referred to in Toronto but it encompasses a much broader range with respect to language, gender and age, including people with disabilities ... read more

6-Storey Wood-Framing Key to Unlocking Toronto's Avenues

HOT Condos, Quadrangle, mid-rise, Mississauga
December 2, 2013 5:20 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
Professionals from around Toronto and the GTA gathered for an evening at the end of November to talk about a shared obsession between them all: wood. Hosted by the Toronto Society of Architects, a ... read more

Mount Sinai Wellness Centre Links Art and Space with Health

Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, BBB Architects
November 27, 2013 4:50 pm | by James Bombales | Comments
In 2011, Mount Sinai Hospital launched a multi year, half billion dollar redevelopment campaign, the largest in the Hospital's history. Known as The Campaign to Renew Sinai, the project ... read more

Daniels Spectrum named Best New Event Venue in Canada

Daniels Spectrum, by The Daniels Corporation, Diamond Schmitt Architects
November 5, 2013 3:00 pm | by James Bombales | Comments
After being selected as a finalist in September 2013, Daniels Spectrum has been named the "Best New Event Venue in Canada" by event industry leader BizBash. The Diamond Schmitt ... read more

Ryerson to host Master of Planning Open House Nov 6th

Ryerson, Toronto, School of Urban and Regional Planning
October 30, 2013 1:55 pm | by Eddie LaRusic | Comments
Know someone interested in tackling contemporary urban issues as a career? You maybe? Ryerson University's School of Urban and Regional Planning is holding an open house on November 6th from 5:30 ... read more

UrbanToronto 2.013: The Company dataBase

October 7, 2013 3:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
One of the biggest additions to UrbanToronto in the last few weeks has been a whole new section of our dataBase, one that's devoted to the companies that we follow. Those companies are the ... read more

Talking Design with Diego Burdi of Burdifilek

Diego Burdi, image by Jack Landau
October 2, 2013 2:00 pm | by Jennifer Muallim | Comments
UrbanToronto recently had the opportunity to sit down with Diego Burdi of Toronto's internationally renowned interior design duo Burdifilek to learn about the company's design process, and to talk ... read more

UrbanToronto 2.013: The Project dataBase

UrbanToronto Project dataBase landing page
October 1, 2013 10:30 am | by Editor | Comments
The changes we recently introduced to UrbanToronto have received some really great positive feedback. Thanks to everyone for sharing your thoughts! We introduced the new features with a big ... read more