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Call for Papers 2016 Ontario Heritage Conference Stratford and St. Marys

Rick Huband
Sep 23, 2015
May 12-15, 2016 Keynote Speakers   David Prosser: Director of Communications Stratford Festival Ken Greenberg: City Builder and Author Deadline for submissions: January 11, 2016 The Architectural Conservancy Ontario (ACO) and Community Heritage Ontario (CHO) are pleased to announce ... +read

Stratford Festival Communications Director to Open Ontario Heritage Conference

Press Release,
Sep 09, 2015

Our heritage is part of our identity as a community, and we should celebrate it. So says David Prosser, communications director for the Stratford Festival, who will be the opening keynote speaker when Stratford and St. Marys host the Ontario Heritage Conference, May 12-16, 2016. “Stratford th... +read

Surviving Remnant of Lake Iroquois Shoreline designated as a Cultural Heritage Landscape

Catherine Nasmith
Sep 08, 2015
View from Avenue Road in Winter with Oaklands just visible through the trees, City of Toronto
View from Avenue Road in Winter with Oaklands just visible through the trees, City of Toronto
Toronto East York Community Council endorsed a proposal to designate lands west of Avenue Road as a cultural heritage landscape today. Interest in protecting this important last open section of the Lake Iroquois shoreline arose as a result of a development proposal on lands owned by De La Salle Coll... +read

Madison Avenue an HCD at last

Catherine Nasmith
Sep 08, 2015
If you will permite me, here comes a brief toot of my own horn. I am pleased to say that at this morning's Toronto East York Community Council the long awaited Heritage Conservation District Study and Plan for West Annex Phase I (Madison Avenue) was adopted. Madison Avenue contains one of the most ... +read

Little intact 60's interior

This Old Ladys Home Looks Ordinary&But What She Did Inside? UNBELIEVABLE!

Sep 25, 2015
I remember so many interiors like this in high school
I remember so many interiors like this in high school
A96-year-old Toronto resident is selling her two-story home located in the West Toronto neighborhood of Bloor West Village. From the outside, the house doesn’t look like anything out-of-the-ordinary, and even her neighbors had no idea the surprise she kept inside… Decorated in&nbs... +read

Arch Daily: What's Worth Saving

Should Victorian-era Architecture be "Saved at all Costs"

Sep 22, 2015

Empathetic historicism and romanticising older buildings has become an ever-common sentiment in modern Britain. In an article for the British daily The Telegraph, Stephen Bayley tackles this trend by questioning whether Victorian-era architecture is actually all worth saving? Victorian architecture,... +read

Globe and Mail: Toronto City Hall at 50

City Hall's Alls Well that Ends Well

Alex Bozikovic
Sep 21, 2015

  It landed like an alien spacecraft: the curviest and most innovative thing in a city of straight lines and Victorian brickwork. When City Hall opened in 1965, it instantly transformed Toronto’s image of itself. Fifty years later, that building and Nathan Phillips Square are Toronto&rs... +read

Globe and Mail: Rehabilitating two Pre-Confederation Houses in Toronto

Restored townhouses keep Corktown quirky despite gentrification

Dave LeBlanc
Sep 21, 2015

In August, this space featured a 1960s apartment tower in the running for a 2015 Heritage Toronto William Greer Architectural Conservation and Craftsmanship Award. Today, a second candidate is presented below; in early October, we will present a third. Winners will be announced on Oct. 13 at the Her... +read

The Globe and Mail: Gardiner Expressway East Section..

Rerouting the Gardiner: How Toronto has been down this road before

John Lorinc
Sep 21, 2015

It’s not every day that local politicians get a chance to move something as, well, immovable as a highway. But that’s just what will happen beginning next week, when a council committee sits down to figure out exactly where the “hybrid” eastern leg of the Gardiner Expressway... +read

New Legislation a Threat to New York City Heritage

Testimony re: Intro 775

Municipal Arts Foundation (New York)
Sep 18, 2015
September 9th, 2015, 10:45 am Testimony given by Christy MacLear, chair of MASs Preservation Committee Thank you for the opportunity to testify today on a bill that we believe will have a lasting negative impact on our city. I am Christy MacLear, member of the Municipal Art Society Board of Direc... +read

Globe and Mail: Protecting Modernist Heritage

'McMansion' threat in Modernist Scarborough community ignites activism

Dave LeBlanc
Sep 11, 2015
It has received the UNESCO stamp of approval. The World Monuments Fund advocates for it. Entire cities, such as Palm Springs, Calif., rely on it for tourism. Governments routinely designate single buildings and whole neighbourhoods because of it. Its finally safe to say that Modernism  that disti... +read

Toronto Star: Guild Inn Update

Guild Inn restoration set to begin soon

Lauren Pelley
Sep 09, 2015
from Toronto Star, house in 1944
from Toronto Star, house in 1944
  The Guild Inn as it appeared in 1944, when the federal government announced that nerve-shattered soldiers would be treated in the Guild of All Arts building. The stately Guild Inn, in the heart of Scarborough’s Guildwood Village, has long been a shell of its former glorious self. Whe... +read

Guardian: A Carbuncle--To Demolish or Not to Demolish

Should Britains worst building be demolished?

Jonathan Jones, forwarded by Stephen Otto
Sep 08, 2015

There are two terrible differences between architecture and other art forms – permanence and prominence. No one is making us read books we don’t like and even the lousiest art exhibition soon ends, but the ludicrous warped ostentation of the Walkie Talkie is not going anywhere, no matter... +read

Globe and Mail: Archaeological Discovery at Globe and Mail Site

Archeologists find link to 200-year-old scandal under new Globe home

John Allemang
Sep 08, 2015

Newspapers, even this one, love a juicy scandal. But how often do they surface in your own backyard? Make that resurface. An archeological dig on the site of The Globe and Mail’s new headquarters in the oldest part of Toronto has revealed the remains of Berkeley House – home to a man wh... +read

Urban Toronto: Archaeological Discovery in Toronto, 1831 Market

1831 Foundations Uncovered at North St. Lawrence Market Site

Stefan Nokavic
Sep 08, 2015
In the young and relentlessly changing city of Toronto, today's architectural heritage rarely stretches back far enough to showcase the rows of centuries-old, historic buildings for which some other cities are known. Toronto is a new urban space, and it is one where the rate of architectural turnove... +read

BBC: The Fight to Save Kolkata's Heritage Homes

Divya Guha, BBC
Aug 25, 2015

Kolkata's historic homes reflect a rich architectural heritage - where European styles are blended with mix of colonial and Indian influences. But they are now under threat, as Divya Guha reports.... +read

Heritage Ottawa Walking Tour of Carleton University Campus
Sunday, October 25
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Heritage Ottawa Walking Tour
Sunday, October 18
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Heritage Ottawa Free Public Lecture
Wed., October 14, 2015
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