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Happy Back to "School" Day

Catherine Nasmith
Sep 02, 2014
Crossing the Finish Line after 600 km, Toronto to Montreal, August 1
Crossing the Finish Line after 600 km, Toronto to Montreal, August 1
Hi everyone,  Hope you had a great summer and are refreshed getting back to work, or school. I'm back at my desk in Windermere, where I have been working most of the summer, ready to go at it full bore. Summer projects included work here on our ice house, the last of our buildings to be resto... +read

Restoration of 1882 First Nation Council House Thanks to $48,400 OTF Grant

Laura E. Dent (PhD, MCIP, RPP)
Jul 21, 2014
Old Council House, New Credit ON
Old Council House, New Credit ON
A 132-year-old Council House is going to be restored thanks to a $48,400 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). Built in 1882, the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations (MNCFN) Council House is the 2nd oldest structure in the community and was the seat of government for over one h... +read

CTV Barrie: Wahta Protest loss of Historic Portage at Bala Falls

First Nation holds portage protest over hydro plant in Bala


Aug 29, 2014
CTV News Report regarding Wahta Protest at Bala Falls. ... +read

Gravenhurst Banner: Wahta Protest Loss of Bala Portage to Hydro Project

Wahta Mohawks protest Bala Falls project Chief brought to site in flotilla of canoes

Brent Cooper
Aug 28, 2014

BALA-More than 50 protesters brought the Wahta Mohawks message to Bala Falls today. The various levels of government should halt progress on the Bala Falls project until proper consultation with the Wahta Mohaws First Nations group has been completed, according to chief Phillip Franks. “We m... +read

Dezeen: Demolition of 3 Skyscrapers in Istanbul to Protect Symbolic Architecture

Istanbul Skyscrapers to be Demolished to Protect the City's Skyline


Aug 28, 2014

Three skyscrapers in the Onalti Dokuz development in the west of Istanbul will be demolished or partially demolished, after the Turkish government's Council of State rejected appeals against a court ruling demanding their removal from the city's skyline. The residential towers, designed by Alpar Ar... +read

Toronto Star: Heritage Debate

Toronto mayoral candidates debate heritage preservation

Jennifer Pagliaro
Aug 22, 2014

With notes prepared, just three mayoral candidates thoughtfully discussed — and not so much debated — intricate heritage preservation issues at a debate Thursday night. In what was one of the most measured debates so far this campaign, Olivia Chow, David Soknacki and John Tory spoke to ... +read

Urban Toronto: Heritage Toronto Panel Discussion

Heritage Toronto Discusses 40 Years of Heritage Preservation

Marcus Mitanis
Aug 14, 2014

Toronto has always had a rocky relationship with heritage preservation. Some of the city’s most famous landmarks, from Union Station to Old City Hall, once faced the very real possibility of demolition. Since then however, many important steps have been taken to recognize heritage sites and st... +read

Torontoist: Forty Years of Heritage in Toronto: Panel Discussion

Forty Years of Heritage Preservation Wins and Losses

Jamie Bradburn
Aug 14, 2014

A look at the historical buildings we've preserved and the architectural icons we didn't save. What is the historical value of a building—does it lie in its architectural style, or in the historical events that have taken place within its walls, or merely in the sentiment it inspires? How we ... +read

Torontoist: Toronto Street Signs

A Short History of Torontos Street Signs

Jamie Bradburn
Aug 14, 2014

The “acorn” street-name sign is as much a Toronto icon as are City Hall or the CN Tower. Though the design has graced the streets of many municipalities across Ontario and elsewhere for nearly 70 years, it’s thoughts of our city that it conjures up for many people. Its versatility ... +read

The Globe and Mail: Aga Khan Museum

Building on Faith

Alex Bozikovic
Aug 07, 2014

Building on faith: Inside Torontos new Aga Khan Museum, designed by the worlds leading architects... +read

Citylab: J Edgar Hoover Building

Requiem for Brutalism

citylab
Aug 07, 2014

The fate of the FBI's J. Edgar Hoover Buildingmaybe the most despised structure in Washington, D.C.is virtually sealed. As Brutalism edges toward extinction, cities should take stock. "Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work," Gustave Flaubert onc... +read

Fastcompany - Heritage a key thing that people like about their city

4 Reasons Why People Love Living In Cities And How We're Working On Ruining Them

Sydney Brownstone
Aug 07, 2014
We've been hearing about it for years: The 21st century is the era of global urbanization, or urban globalization, or both. But now that more people want to live in cities, bigger questions loom. What makes a city? And what makes a city a desirable place to live? The stereotypical trappings of urba... +read

Events
ACO Stratford Panel Discussion: Re Future of GTR Train Sheds
September 8
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Building Bridges
Sept. 26 and 27, 2014
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Heritage Ottawa Walking Tour of Old Ottawa South
Sun., Sept. 14
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Heritage Ottawa Walking Tour of New Edinburgh
Sunday, August 24
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Heritage Ottawa Walking
Sun., Aug. 17
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