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WZMH Architects and Pellow + Associates Merge Practices

WZMH, Pellow, Oxford Properties, Les Promenades Gatineau
September 1, 2015 4:10 pm | by Editor | Comments
Acclaimed Toronto-based firm WZMH Architects, known for office, institutional and highrise residential work across Canada and around the globe, has merged practices with pellow + associates, a ... read more

Ryerson's Cocker Gallery to Host Toronto City Hall Design Exhibit

Toronto City Hall Competition Models
August 31, 2015 3:15 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
Open from September 1 to October 9, the Paul H. Cocker Gallery at Ryerson University will be hosting a special architectural exhibit, Shaping Canadian Modernity: The 1958 Toronto City Hall and ... read more

CastConnex Talks Innovative Engineering Solutions for Buildings

CastConnex, Toronto, High Strength Connector
August 19, 2015 7:20 pm | by Edvard Bruun | Comments
We recently sat down with Carlos de Oliveira and Michael Gray, co-founders of the structural engineering company CastConnex, to talk about why their casted connections are so innovative and how ... read more

Playground Meets Public Art at New Exhibition Place Splash Pad

Exhibition Place Splash Pad, City of Toronto, terraplan
August 13, 2015 6:56 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
With the Pan Am Games having come and gone, and the Parapan Am Games coming to a close in a couple of days, Toronto's summer spectacles are nearly behind us, leaving in their wake an opportunity ... read more

Toronto of the Future Continues Thursday and Friday at Metro Hall

A display by WZMH Architects includes a 100-storey tower envisioned on the Redpa
June 3, 2015 5:59 pm | by Craig White | Comments
If you have not been out to see the Toronto of the Future exhibition in the rotunda at Metro Hall yet, you have two more days to do so, with the space open as of 9 AM both Thursday and Friday, and ... read more

The One's Design Evolves

May 28, 2015 1:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
As mentioned in our most recent article from May 20 on the subject, the design of 'The One', an 80-storey retail and residential skyscraper which would become Canada's tallest building, is ... read more

iQ Office Suites Launches Second Location at 250 University

250 University Avenue, image by Marcus Mitanis
May 25, 2015 12:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Hot off their success in the Dineen Building at Yonge and Temperance Streets, iQ Office Suites has launched their second location at 250 University Avenue. The former Bank of Canada building ... read more

Runnymede Chapters Re-Opened as a Shoppers Drug Mart

The Runnymede, Shoppers Drug Mart
May 14, 2015 3:48 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
Located on Bloor Street West at Runnymede Road, the historic Runnymede Theatre has been a part of Bloor West Village for 88 years. First built in 1927, the Runnymede was utilized as a vaudeville ... read more

2015 OAA Awards Presented Recently at Gala Event

2015 OAA Awards
May 14, 2015 3:24 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Some of this province's leading architecture firms were honoured at The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Awards, held on Friday, May 8th. The event, with internationally renowned ... read more

2015 NXT City Prize Competition Kicks Off

NXT City Prize, Toronto
May 5, 2015 3:37 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
As Toronto continues to experience tremendous growth, both the quality and quantity of our public spaces are becoming increasingly important to Torontonians' quality of life. The ability to draw ... read more

Toronto Pan Am Sport Centre Awarded LEED Gold Certification

NORR Architects, University of Toronto, City of Toronto, PCL
April 28, 2015 1:00 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
With the Pan Am Games just around the corner, more and more places and buildings are gearing up for the games. Among the many locations where the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games will take place is the ... read more

City of Toronto's Design Review Panel Tackles New Development

The DRP meets at Toronto City Hall every month, image by Marcus Mitanis
April 24, 2015 12:28 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Toronto's unprecedented building boom has resulted in a vast sea of new developments which have transformed the urban landscape of the city forever. On their journey through the planning process, ... read more

Visualizing Toronto's Future: Potential Uses of a 3D Model

Google Earth model of current and future Toronto development by Cale Vanderveen
April 16, 2015 3:15 pm | by Amy Bath | Comments
It began a few years ago using SketchUp to visualize the Trump Hotel in Google Earth and quickly extended to the waterfront and the entire downtown core. Cale Vanderveen, then a high school ... read more

Public Invited to vote on OAA's 2015 Peoples Choice Award

Echo House, Paul Raff Studio Incorporated Architects
April 10, 2015 6:38 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
Whether it is a center for sports-fit for an athlete in Downtown Toronto, a lakeside sauna on the secluded shores of an island archipelago in Georgian Bay, or maybe an opera house in St. ... read more

Tango at Concord Park Place Celebrates the Arrival of Spring

Close-up on Spring's panels, south side, in Tango at Concord Park Place
April 8, 2015 6:32 pm | by Craig White | Comments
On or about March 21 every year, news anchors tell us that Spring has arrived. We never really quite believe it though as Spring's most vital element has never appeared by then; that would be the ... read more

Toronto Wins Prestigious International Architecture Title

Toronto, window wall, spandrel panel, aluminum mullions
April 1, 2015 11:55 am | by Craig White | Comments
Toronto has beaten out Yekaterinburg, Pyongyang, Luzon City, and Ordos to claim the title of the World's Best City for Window Wall, Spandrel Panel, and Aluminum Mullions. The prestigious award, ... read more

Union Station Artwork Nears End of Installation

Zones of Immersion, Union Station Revitalization Project
March 30, 2015 3:22 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
TTC subway closures are an inconvenience that are marginally disruptive at best, but an occasional necessity to allow for state-of-good-repair work or improvements to the system. This weekend's ... read more

Read All UT's Jack Layton Ferry Terminal Stories in One Place

Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park, Toronto, WaterfrontToronto
March 24, 2015 12:20 pm | by Editor | Comments
Last week we ran a series of articles covering the five finalists for Waterfront Toronto's design competition to revitalize the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and adjacent Harbour ... read more

Perkins+Will Presents 'Public Space Rules' at Ryerson Architecture

Ryerson Church Street Development, Perkins+Will, Toronto
March 18, 2015 4:48 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ryerson University's planned 28-storey Church Street Development near Church and Dundas will mark another step in the university's ongoing expansion. With land prices remaining high year after ... read more

Ontario Association of Architects 2015 Award Winners Announced

Ontario Association of Architects 2015 Award Winners
March 13, 2015 3:33 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
A list of winners has been released for the 2015 Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Awards, featuring local and international projects designed by architects and firms hailing from Ontario. ... read more