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Heritage Canada National Trust I Love My Main Street Photo Contest

Feb 10, 2015

 I Love My Main Street contest is your chance to show Canadians why you love your main street, whether it is a hometown, local village or a favourite tourist destination, your chance to get out and explore your main street, share photos and stories with colleagues and friends, and fuel a n... +read

Heritage Toronto: New Executive Director Francisco Alvarez

Heritage Toronto Release
Feb 10, 2015
Alexandria Pike, Chair of Heritage Toronto's Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Francisco Alvarez as the organization's new Executive Director.  Mr. Alvarez comes to Heritage Toronto from a thirteen-year career with the Royal Ontario Museum. He most re... +read

Conservation Rights for Toronto's Buildings

Catherine Nasmith
Feb 06, 2015
Proposal to Replace York Square
Proposal to Replace York Square
Black History Month and Heritage Week share February. It’s a good time to talk about parallels between the civil rights and heritage preservation movements. Both began to gain traction in the tumultuous 1960’s with laws promising gains, but 50 years later there is still much to do. One ... +read

The Guardian: Erosion of Edinburgh's World Heritage Features

Why Edinburgh should be stripped of its Unesco world heritage status

David Black
Feb 12, 2015
Central Edinburgh, stunningly beautiful
Central Edinburgh, stunningly beautiful
It’s easy to see why Edinburgh, one of Britain’s most beautiful cities, is a magnet to visitors from across the world. It is also a place that instils pride and affection in those, like myself, who are native to it. Yet, this is a city that consistently undervalues its best asset: its hi... +read

Toronto Star: Travel Exhibit Celebrates Confederation

Immigrants' Day 1 in Canada captured in travelling Pier 21 exhibit

Nicholas Keung
Feb 09, 2015

A series of “firsts” has marked every newcomer’s arrival in Canada, regardless of era or country of origin. Perhaps the first plane trip, the first winter, the first sight of Canada arriving at a port in Halifax, the first encounter with a countryman from the same homeland, the fi... +read

Toronto Star: Toronto School Closings

Majority of schools on TDSB hit list in poorer neighbourhoods

Louise Brown
Feb 09, 2015

More than two-thirds of the elementary schools the Toronto District School Board plans to consider for closure or merging over the next few years due to falling enrolment are in the city’s poorer neighbourhoods — threatening upheaval for students who already face steep odds, warns a repo... +read

Toronto Star: California Craftsman bungalows

Love affair thats endured for a century

Solvej Schou Associated Press,
Feb 07, 2015

I grew up in Hollywood, in one of those low-slung, early 20th-century, Arts and Crafts-era homes known for their clean, horizontal lines and sturdy woodwork. It was outfitted with dark, wooden, built-in cabinets and exposed beams. My family lives in one in South Pasadena, northeast of downtown Los ... +read

Toronto Star: Could Huronia hospital become a Banff Centre of the east?

Could Huronia hospital become a Banff Centre of the east?

Martin Knelman
Feb 06, 2015

  Could Orillia’s shuttered Huronia Regional Centre, which had a nightmare history as one of Ontario’s most hellish psychiatric hospitals, be reborn as a heavenly oasis for culture, creativity and innovation? Yes, definitely, says futuristic business guru Don Tapscott, who grew up... +read

The Postman
March 6
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Course -- Toronto's Commercial Architecture: Shops to Skyscrapers
Thursdays, Mar. 5 - Apr. 23, 2015 (8 sessions)
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The Way Forward for Heritage in the Capital: Beginning a New Conversation
February 19, 2015
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