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Heritage Canada- National Awards

Oct 03, 2014
Ottawa, ON, October 3, 2014 – Heritage Canada The National Trust congratulates the recipients of its 2014 National Heritage Awards for outstanding contributions in their fields. The recipients of the Prince of Wales Prize, the Leadership Awards and the Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Awar... +read

Fort York Visitor Centre: Worth the Wait

Catherine Nasmith
Sep 26, 2014

If you haven’t been yet, run don’t walk to look at the Fort York Visitor Centre. Dreamed about for over 30 years, since it was a gleam in the eye of the late George Waters, it is finally open. All that wishing and hoping and planning and dreaming has paid off with a spectacular, elegant... +read

Book Review: James Fitzgerald-What Disturbs our Blood

Catherine Nasmith
Sep 26, 2014

Your will never look at College Street between Bay and University in quite the same way after you read James Fitzgerald’s book, What Disturbs our Blood. James Fitzgerald is the grandson of Gerald Fitzgerald, after whom the Fitzgerald Medical Building at 150 College Street is named. The subjec... +read

Canadian Architect: First Moriyama RAIC International Award

Li Xiaodong of China wins the first $100,000 Moriyama RAIC International Prize

Oct 16, 2014

A modest library on the outskirts of Beijing, China, designed by architect Li Xiaodong, has won the inaugural Moriyama RAIC International Prize. Distinguished Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama, FRAIC, established the prize in collaboration with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) a... +read New Eyes Filming Bala Falls Struggle

Sharkwater and Revolution director Rob Stewart turns cameras on saving Bala

Oct 04, 2014
Rob Stewart
Rob Stewart
On September 22, 2014 at the all-candidates meeting at the Bala Community Center in Bala, Ontario - all eyes turned to a controversial energy proposal threatening the town’s historic waterfalls. Parked outside of the meeting was a 45-foot motor home that unloaded Sharkwater (2007) and Revoluti... +read

Toronto Star: Opening of Aga Khan Museum Toronto

Aga Khan Museum a needed dose of civic ambition for Toronto

Christopher Hume
Sep 26, 2014

  Above all, the Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum are an act of faith, not just in religion but in Toronto. Of all the cities where these facilities, especially the museum, could have been located, the Ismailis chose this one. Not only did they construct their monuments in a forlorn site at... +read

Globe and Mail:Balancing Development Pressure on Yonge Street

Yonge Street developers are embracing time-worn storefronts

Dave LeBlanc
Sep 26, 2014

  The “official” Toronto double-decker sightseeing bus trundles up Yonge Street and sprouts a dozen camera-clutching limbs as it squeaks to a semi-halt near the Toronto Reference Library. A tinny voice announces, in rote fashion, the building’s function and architect, then pe... +read

Hamilton Spectator: Zeidler Family expands to Hamilton

New king at cotton castle on Sherman North

Paul Wilson
Sep 24, 2014

They say it took 1 ½ million bricks to build the factory that Imperial Cotton erected more than a century ago. That means the new owners of the mammoth mill on Sherman North paid about three dollars a brick. Rob Zeidler believes they got a good deal. It closed a few months ago for $4,750,000... +read

Christopher Moore's History News: Fort York Visitor Centre

Fort York visitor centre: one for the good guys

Christopher Moore
Sep 23, 2014

Went down last night to a celebration of the new Visitors' Centre at Fort York in Toronto. In Toronto where "cut taxes/starve services/bitch about lagging infrastructure" has been the dominant voice for decades, support for history and heritage still has a guerrilla, oppositional feeling to it. Actu... +read

Ravine Portal Exhibition
September 26- November 21
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Municipal Heritage Symposium
Saturday October 18, 2014
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Heritage Ottawa Walking Tour of Briarcliffe
Sunday, October 5
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