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National Post: Federal Infrastructure Funds for Federally Owned Historic Places

Natalie Bull: When governments invest funds in historic places, the returns are always impressive

Natalie Bull: Executive Director Heritage Canada The National Trust
Dec 17, 2014

Last week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced $5.8 billion in infrastructure funding for federally owned historic sites, museums, national parks and other tourist attractions across Canada. This is welcome news in the wake of an alarming 2013 report that revealed the desperate condition of many... +read

Toronto Star: Dunington-Grubb and University Avenue

Who gave gardens to the grandest street in Toronto?

Catherine Nasmith
Dec 16, 2014

After 50 years the Dunington-Grubb firm's basic design remains intact — a series of formal gardens down the middle of Toronto's otherwise much-evolved hospital-and-insurance company thoroughfare. Picture shows University Ave. in 2010 when plans, later cancelled, were being made to add dedicate... +read

Urban Toronto: TD Sign on Mies? TD Centre

New Signage Atop TD Centre Generating Controversy

Jack Landau
Dec 16, 2014

Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's TD Centre, the first modern high-rise office complex in Toronto, is unique among neighbouring Financial District office towers due to its lack of illuminated signage. All other major banking towers and complexes in the Financial District have large lit logos embl... +read

OPPI:Jan-Feb 2015 Journal Devoted to Ontario Heritage

Charting the Progress of Heritage: 40th Anniversary of the Ontario Heritage Act

Dec 12, 2014
Articles from the National Trust about Main Street, Robert Shipley on heritage planning being obligatory for municipalities and so much more.....Give a little of your holiday reading time to purusal. An amazing cast for this issue, and great to have it available online. Thanks OPPI... +read

Canadian Architect: Passing of James Stewart, Architectural Patron

Passing of distinguished architectural patron James Stewart (1941-2014) announced 2014-12-06

Dec 12, 2014
Passing of distinguished architectural patron James Stewart (1941-2014) announced2014-12-06It is with great sadness that the family of James Drewry Stewart, Ph.D, D.Sc(H) announces his passing on December 3, 2014, after a courageous and determined battle with Multiple Myeloma. Jim exited this life w... +read

Remembering Mario Coyula

Website set up to Honour the Great Cuban City Planner

Dec 11, 2014

Anyone who went to Cuba with an interest in urban matters or heritage inevitably had the pleasure of meeting and learning from Mario Coyula. No one forgets this gracious and accomplished man. This page has been set up to give people a place to honour his memory. ... +read

Winnipeg City Hall

Winnipeg City Hall

Colin Fast, Metro News
Dec 06, 2014
Plenty of local history has been made at city hall over the past 50 years, but now the building itself is being recognized for its heritage status... ... +read

Globe and Mail: Bozikovic on the Fort York Visitor Centre

Fort York: Toronto's most historic site gets a 21st-century upgrade

Alex Bozikovic
Dec 04, 2014

Railway lines, abattoirs, a parking lot, two homely bridges, and an overhead highway that bears a sooty rush of traffic. This is a partial list of the indignities that have been inflicted on Fort York, the spot where the town of York was founded in 1793. The 17-hectare site lies near the centre of ... +read

Todd Haiman Blog: Russell Page British Landscape Architect


Todd Haiman
Dec 03, 2014

The art of composing a garden is a question first of selection and then of emphasis.’ - wrote Russell Page, one of the legendary garden designers of the 20th century and perhaps any era. Born in the U.K., his taste for formality and austerity was fostered by his many years in France. Page des... +read

Places: Havana, Social, Urban and Economic Analysis

History of the Present: Havana

Belmont Freeman-forwarded by Tamara Anson Cartwright
Dec 03, 2014

  On a warm late summer afternoon a year ago, I sat with Mario Coyula Cowley on the jalousied terrace of the residence in Havana where he had lived for decades with his family. Mario had long been one of Cuba’s leading architects and urban planners, and he and I had had met professionall... +read

Building Hugger: Detroit Facebook Page

Dec 02, 2014
For all Detroit lovers, a page for the city's building enthusiasts.... +read

Globe and Mail: History of Cenotaphs

Working to honour the dead

Angus Skene
Dec 02, 2014

It was the end. John’s skull had been fractured in the war and now the complications were killing him. This was the autumn of 1921. John and his brother Alfred had tried again to share the old house at 17 Macdonell Ave., but Alfred was too young to give John what he needed. Their parents move... +read

WAMC Northeast Public Radio: Historic Building On Former Plattsburgh Air Force Base Sold

By Pat Bradley
Nov 27, 2014
Old Stone Barracks November 2014. Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley
Old Stone Barracks November 2014. Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley
The oldest building on the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base has new owners and a new plan for its future. On Monday the new proprietors and plans for the Old Stone Barracks were announced. Built in 1838 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, the Old Stone Barracks features... +read Boutique Hotel to Transform Jilly's Site at Queen and Broadview

Marcus Mitanis
Nov 25, 2014
704 Queen Street East, formerly the home of Jilly's, image by Marcus Mitanis
704 Queen Street East, formerly the home of Jilly's, image by Marcus Mitanis
Another heritage building in Toronto is set for a major makeover. The former Broadview Hotel, a local Riverside landmark that once housed the infamous strip club Jilly's which closed earlier this year, will be transformed into a 57-room boutique hotel by Streetcar Developments after approval was gra... +read

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