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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

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