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Etobicoke's Oculus

Catherine Nasmith
Jul 07, 2016
Original condition, photo from Panda Fonds, published in Concrete Toronto, page 181
Original condition, photo from Panda Fonds, published in Concrete Toronto, page 181
ACO Toronto along with the Etobicoke Preservation Panel Robert Ruggiero have been raising concerns about Toronto's Parks departments plans to alter, partially demolish the Oculus, located in South Humber Park next to the cycling pedestrian path. Concerns about nefarious uses of the public washrooms... +read

Toronto's Davisville Junior Public School Designation Efforts Thwarted

Catherine Nasmith
Jun 27, 2016

On Thursday June 2, the Toronto Preservation Board voted unanimously for designation of Davisville Public School. On June 14 Toronto East York Community Council voted to defer designation indefinitely, and made no provisions for any further discussions with those wanting to find a win-win to sa... +read

Acadian Recorder & Dennis Buildings in Halifax

Phil Pacey
Jun 27, 2016
Acadian Recorder Building from the steps of Province House
Acadian Recorder Building from the steps of Province House
Heritage Business Opportunity: Acadian Recorder & Dennis Buildings 1724-1740 Granville Street Halifax, Nova Scotia The Province of Nova Scotia, which owns these two buildings and a parking lot between them, has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to gather ideas for the future of the propert... +read

National Post: Over touristed World Heritage

Last chance to climb: Check out the view from the tallest Mayan temple in Mexico at Coba

Michael Benedict
Jul 14, 2016

The descent from the top of the pyramid is so steep that some people go down crab-like on their bottoms. After a tourist slipped and tumbled to her death walking down the pyramid at Chichén Itzá, Mexico's best-known Mayan site, climbing that pyramid is now off limits for tourists. stu... +read

Blog Toronto 5 Toronto buildings that might soon be lost

5 Toronto buildings that might soon be lost

Derek Flack
Jul 13, 2016
Davisville Junior School, photo Robert Moffatt
Davisville Junior School, photo Robert Moffatt
Toronto has made great strides when it comes to heritage preservation over the last decade, but that doesn't mean that every historical building is deemed worth saving. Modernist buildings in particular are under the greatest threat of redevelopment, as they're often architecturally undervalued or d... +read

Leaside Life: July 1, 2016 A new map tracking Leaside history

A new map tracking Leaside history

Geoff Kettel
Jul 09, 2016

Map of Leaside 1913  1934. © John Naulls, 2016 John Naulls created this historical 1913-1934 Leaside Map for Leaside Matters Lea Exhibit in May. The map was created from archival information at the Toronto Reference Library, Leaside maps from 1913, 1918, 1924, 1934 and aerial photos from 1918... +read

Toronto Star- Future of CN Tower

Will developers tear down the CN Tower?

Patrick Quinn
Jul 09, 2016

An engineer who worked on the record-breaking project argues the land may become too valuable someday for the tower to be saved The 40th anniversary of the opening of the CN Tower was greeted with considerable interest; covered by all the local media with pictures, historical reviews and discussion... +read

Urban Toronto: Concourse Building - Back?

EY Tower: An Inside Look at the Concourse Building Replica

Stefan Novakovic
Jul 08, 2016

Last week, we toured the construction site of one of Toronto's most talked-about Downtown developments. Now reaching its full height of 40 storeys, the Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed EY Tower already catches the eye as the distinctively crystalline roof joins the Financial District skyline. However, whi... +read

Petition to Preserve Character of Newmarket Main Street HCD

YES to 3 Storeys - Preserve our Main Street Newmarket Heritage - Stop the Swap

ACO Newmarket
Jul 08, 2016

We are a diverse group of Newmarket citizens, business and property owners who care about respecting the heritage designation of our Main Street district. We understand growth and intensification must happen, but it should be done within the existing framework of our Heritage Conservation District P... +read

NOW Toronto- Urban Taxidermy on Yonge Street


Robert Allsopp
Jul 07, 2016

Toronto's main street is sustained by comings and goings from shops, cafés and bars at street level, but this synergy is disappearing as narrow-fronted businesses are swallowed up by development Downtown Yonge Street isn't what it used to be. The high energy of street life is fast disappear... +read

OHA + M Blog: Michael McClelland on the OHA and the "New Heritage"

Making Decisions: Looking at the Ontario Heritage Act, Planning Policy and the New Heritage

Michael McClelland, Dan Schneider
Jul 01, 2016
Kensington Market-What and how to preserve? photo Catherine Nasmith
Kensington Market-What and how to preserve? photo Catherine Nasmith
When the Ontario Heritage Act was first introduced in 1975, it was a remarkable step forward for heritage conservation. It demonstrated that heritage was highly valued both by the province and the public at large. It provided strong powers to municipalities and it tackled directly the thorny issues ... +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

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