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Toronto's Davisville Public School moving towards Designation

Toronto's Davisville Public School moving towards Designation

Davisville Public School, seminal mid-century expressionist work by F.C. Etherington and Peter Pennington up for designation. +read

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Citys Old Post Office project gets international Architectural Review Commendation

City of Cambridge Press Release
Jun 09, 2016
View from Riverside
View from Riverside
The City’s Old Post Office project received international recognition this week when it received a commendation in the “Old and New” category at the 2016 Architectural Review MIPIM Future Projects Awards in Cannes, France. “We’re thrilled to be receiving international a... +read

Willowbank signs Agreement with The Prince's Foundation for Building Community

Willowbank Newsletter
Jun 03, 2016
At the beginning of May, Willowbank was pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, a non-profit organization in the United Kingdom which has been teaching and demonstrating sustainable development through community enga... +read

Toronto's Davisville Public School moving towards Designation

Catherine Nasmith
Jun 03, 2016

On Thursday June 2, the Toronto Preservation Board voted unanimously for designation of Davisville Public School. Their recommendation will move forward to Toronto Community Council for decision on June 14, and then to City Council. Deputations against designation went on for an hour, yet not one o... +read

OHA + M: New OMB decision says no to insensitive infill

Stratford White House

Dan Schneider
Jun 20, 2016
Stratford's White House
Stratford's White House
To recap from last time: the Stratford White House is an 1860s Italianate mansion dressed up with a much later oversized portico (with 18 columns!) and boasts a landscaped front and semi-circular drive. Prominently located on St. David Street, one of the best streets in town, the house currently h... +read

Stratford Beacon Herald-Stratford Railway History Celebrated

Stratford welcomed to rail Hall of Fame


Jun 16, 2016

The city’s rich railway history will be honoured next week during induction ceremony in St. Thomas Stratford’s rich railway history will be recognized next week when the city is inducted into the North America Railway Hall of Fame in St. Thomas. The ceremony will take place June 24 in ... +read

washingtonian.com: A Marcel Breuer Building in Reston May Get Knocked Down - Fairfax's planning commission will help decide the Brutalist building's fate on Thursday

The limbo that the API building finds itself in is increasingly common for works of Brutalist architecture

Amanda Kolson Hurley
Jun 16, 2016
The American Press Institute's former headquarters in Reston. Photograph by Amanda Kolson Hurley.
The American Press Institute's former headquarters in Reston. Photograph by Amanda Kolson Hurley.
Unbeknownst even to many fans of modern architecture in the Washington area, Reston, Virginia, has a building designed by Marcel Breuer, the renowned architect responsible for such landmarks as the UNESCO headquarters in Paris and the Whitney Museum of Art (now the Met Breuer) in New York, as well a... +read

Spacing: Hal Kalman Reviews Dorothy Mildenhall's Book on Thomas Fuller

BOOK REVIEW: Thomas Fuller: Architect for a Nation

Harold Kalman, forwarded by Stephen Otto
Jun 09, 2016

Thomas Fuller (1823-1898) rose to prominence as one (of four) architects of Canada’s Parliament Buildings, the one building for which he is widely known. His extensive professional career included work in England, Antigua, and the U.S., as well as Canada. Despite the scope of his work, Fuller ... +read

Atlantic City Lab:What would Jane Jacobs Do?

Whose Side in the Housing Wars Would Jane Jacobs Take Up Today?

Kriston Capps forwarded by Richard Longley
Jun 09, 2016

Of all the ways to celebrate a centenary, announcing a collab with Bob Dylan might be the tops. Days before Wednesday’s Google Doodle marked the 100th anniversary of Jane Jacobs’s birthday, her son confirmed with The Globe and Mail that mom co-wrote a song with Dylan to protest Robert Mo... +read

Waterloo Region Record: Corduroy Road a Hot Seller

Paige Desmond
Jun 03, 2016

Traffic was backed up nearly two kilometres on Erb Street Friday morning as hopeful residents lined up for a piece of the corduroy road unearthed from King Street in uptown Waterloo. It took just 27 minutes for the Region of Waterloo to dole out the 100, two-foot sections available to the public at... +read

Niagara This Week: Port Dalhousie Loss

Lakeside Park pavilion to be demolished

Scott Rosts
Jun 03, 2016

St. Catharines council voted to demolish the structure in Lakeside Park on Monday night, but not until after there was significant debate on whether or not to save the structure, which has been closed since January due to structural integrity issues. While some councillors felt there was heritage va... +read

Gravenhurst Banner: Save The Bala Falls Hard at Work

SaveTheBalaFalls.com may still initiate legal action

Brent Cooper
Jun 03, 2016

Mitchell Shnier told an audience of around 178 at the Bala Community Centre that the group might have to initiate another legal action in relation to the plant project. “We have a lot of focus on our plan how to move forward,” he said to those gathered for the meeting, which was an upda... +read

Goderich Signal Star: Saving of Hill Cottage, Goderich

Goderich council rejected the Cottage owner

Laura Broadley
Jun 03, 2016

Cheers erupted in the gallery of Goderich council chambers on May 24 as council voted to reject the Cottage (135 Essex Street) owner’s request to have it de-designated as a heritage site. This conclusion comes nearly two years after the owner’s initial request to have the designation re... +read

Now Magazine: Façadism

Façadism: Is it an Architectural Plague or Preservation

Richard Longley
Jun 03, 2016

It might be the dirtiest word in the conservationist’s dictionary, unless you prefer “facodomy” or landscape architect and planner Bob Allsopp’s “urban taxidermy.” It cannot be popular among architects either, who would rather design buildings that are wholly thei... +read

Now Magazine: Threat to York Square

Catherine Nasmith
Jun 03, 2016

Almost every time I mention Toronto’s York Square, people ask, “Where is that?” That’s a compliment to its success: its modest approach has been so widely copied that it’s almost invisible today. Better known as the location of the Vidal Sassoon hair salon in Yorkville... +read

Arch Daily: Bruce Goff Basinger House GONE

Bruce Goffs Bavinger House Demolished with Little Warning


May 30, 2016

The Bavinger House is considered by many to be the crowning achievement of Bruce Goff, an esteemed architect who was once referred to by his mentor Frank Lloyd Wright as one of the few creative American architects. Its spiraling form and integration with the landscape was one of the first instances ... +read

Blog TO: John B. Parkin

This architect changed everything in Toronto

Derek Flack
May 15, 2016

Conversations about Toronto architecture often focus on the birth of the City Hall and the TD Centre in the 1960s as defining moments in the modernization of design in Toronto. It's tough to argue against the profound influence both of these structures, but it's also imperative to note the pioneerin... +read

Blog TO: 1960's Top Pics

The top 10 Toronto buildings from the 1960s

Derek Flack
May 15, 2016

The 1960s were a massive decade for architecture in Toronto. In addition to the birth of New City Hall and the TD Centre, Brutalism left its mark on the city with grand concrete structures that would inspire designers to reach new heights in the 1970s. In the span of 10 years, Toronto had embraced m... +read

Canadian Architect: Reviews on Two Books on Toronto City Hall

Danish architects 3XN to design condo tower on Toronto


Apr 29, 2016

Following a design competition, real estate firm Hines and developer Tridel have selected Danish firm 3XN as the design architect of their latest waterfront residential project at Bayside Toronto. Joined by 3XN principal and senior partner Kim Herforth Nielsen, the development partners and architect... +read

Cottage Life:10 of Ontario's Prettiest Historic Towns

10 of the quaintest towns in Ontario

Susan Laux
Apr 28, 2016

We know, we know—Ontario is overflowing with pretty, historic towns. Once you get away from the big cities, it’s hard to travel very far in any direction without coming across lovely Victorian storefronts and graceful heritage houses—so narrowing it down to only 10 towns was pretty... +read

Ministry of Culture: Draft Ontario Culture Strategy

Core elements of Ontario

Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sport
Apr 23, 2016
Last fall, the Ontario government launched Culture Talks to start a conversation with Ontarians about the value of culture in their lives and communities to help us develop Ontario’s first Culture Strategy.  We would like to thank the thousands of participants who shared their ideas and ... +read

Events
Domestic Gems: The Architecture of Nicholson and Macbeth
Opening Reception, June 11, 6-9 pm
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Heritage Ottawa Walking Tour: Village of Rockcliffe Park
June 26, 2016
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Heritage Ottawa Walking Tour: Dalhousie and Bruyère Streets
June 19, 2016
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Heritage Ottawa Walking Tour: Sparks Street and Nicholas Sparks
June 12, 2016
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