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New Signage Atop TD Centre Generating Controversy

TD Centre, Ernst & Young Tower, Toronto
December 10, 2014 2:10 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
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 ... read more

Daniel Libeskind Discusses Architecture at IIDEXCanada

Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum, image by Marcus Mitanis
December 5, 2014 2:22 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
On the final day of IIDEXCanada, designers, real estate professionals and all those involved with the built environment were treated to a special keynote by world-renowned architect Daniel ... read more

David Rockwell Speaks as Design Featured at IIDEXCanada

Ilana Weitzman engages David Rockwell in conversation, image by Marcus Mitanis
December 4, 2014 1:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Presented by Informa Canada, the three-day Buildings Show has taken over the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The exhibition invites professionals involved with the built environment−including the ... read more

Exploring the Artwork at the New Delta Toronto Hotel

'Superior' by Douglas Coupland, image by Marcus Mitanis
December 3, 2014 2:52 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Last week, the city's newest hotel began welcoming guests as the Delta Toronto officially opened for service. Developed by bcIMC and GWL Realty, the building, now the tallest hotel-only tower in ... read more

Back To Front Engages Pedestrians at 300 Front West

300 Front Street West, Tridel, Back to Front, Jason Bruges Studio
December 2, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Public art installations are among the ways that new developments contribute to the pedestrian realm the surrounds them, and while many of these installations passively engage passersby, one new ... read more

IIDEXCanada Brings Design and Architecture Show to Toronto

IIDEXCanada 2014, Metro Toronto Convention Centre
November 21, 2014 3:28 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
There are less than two weeks to go before the arrival of IIDEXCanada, the annual architecture and design trade show coming to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on December 3rd and 4th. The ... read more

Design Competition Launched for new Jack Layton Ferry Terminal

Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, Harbour Square Park, Toronto
November 5, 2014 4:26 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Toronto Island Ferry Terminal, renamed the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal in 2012, has been in operation at the foot of Bay Street since 1972, when it opened roughly 100 meters to the east of its ... read more

Ryerson Architecture Lecture: Michael Speaks of Syracuse U

Michael Speaks, Syracuse university
November 4, 2014 1:30 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
Ryerson Universitiy' 2014-2015 Lecture series continues November 6 with another lecture, this time from Michael Speaks. The Dean at the School of Architecture at Syracuse University, Speaks has ... read more

Ryerson Architecture Public Lecture: Tom Woolley of Rachel Bevan Architects

Ryerson Architecture Public Lecture Series, Tom Woolley
October 29, 2014 1:55 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ryerson University's 2014-2015 lecture series continues tomorrow with a lecture titled "How to Make Sustainable Architecture and How Not to!", featuring architect Tom Woolley of Northern ... read more

Public Symposium at Ryerson University: Who Builds the City?

Ryerson University, symposium, who build the city, Toronto, architecture
October 23, 2014 3:20 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
In collaboration with the Ryerson University's Department of Architectural Science, the Office of the President and co-organizer Brendan Cormier, curator of 20th and 21st Century Design ... read more

Bruce Mau Design Hosts Lecture by Nathalie de Vries of MVRDV

The new Market Hall in Rotterdam, Netherlands, image courtesy of MVRDV
October 17, 2014 5:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Since its founding in 1993, Dutch architecture firm MVRDV has become famous for its diverse and outspoken designs. Responsible for landmark projects around the world, including both individual ... read more

Cities of the Future Exhibit Opens at Canary Park Sales Centre

October 17, 2014 4:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
Cities of the Future is the name of an art exhibit opening this weekend at the Canary District Presentation Gallery. Starting at noon on Saturday, the public is invited to take in a pair of ... read more

IIDEXCanada to Highlight Architecture and Design this December

IIDEXCanada 2014, Metro Toronto Convention Centre
October 14, 2014 10:53 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The booming condominium industry has led to increased public attention to design and architecture, which are growing into major industries on the national level. Founded in 1984 by the Association ... read more

Ryerson Lecture Series: Andrew King

2014-2015 Ryerson Architectural Lecture Series, Andrew King, Cannon Design
October 9, 2014 2:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ryerson's Department of Architectural Science continues its 2014-2015 lecture series tonight with a talk from Andrew King, Design Principal for Canada with Cannon Design. The talk accompanies the ... read more

40th Heritage Toronto Awards and Lecture Address Toronto's Past and Future

40th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards
September 30, 2014 10:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's upcoming municipal election is the talk of the town, and it has become clear that Torontonians are increasingly concerned about the city's future. By learning from past mistakes and ... read more

RavinePortal Explores Toronto’s Relationship with its Ravines

RavinePortal, DTAH, Toronto, ravines
September 29, 2014 2:46 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The expansive network of ravines cutting through Toronto has had a profound effect on how buildings and infrastructure are designed in this city since day one. Our interactions with the ravine ... read more

Alex Chapman Retires and a New Era Begins at UNION31

September 25, 2014 3:45 pm | by Jennifer Muallim | Comments
For the past three decades, UNION31 has created beautiful interiors for condos, offices, stores, and homes in Toronto and abroad. Over the past several years UrbanToronto has reported on many of ... read more

U of T Daniels Architecture Announces 2014-2015 Lectures

U of T John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Toronto
September 25, 2014 10:12 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, to move next year from their current home at Huron and College to a restored and expanded facility at Spadina and College, has ... read more

Ryerson Architecture Public Lecture: D'Arcy Jones

Ryerson University Architecture Lecture, D'arcy Jones
September 24, 2014 1:42 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
On Thursday, September 25, 2014 Ryerson University's Department of Architectural Science will continue their ongoing series of architecture lectures with a talk by Vancouver-based ... read more

King East Design District Launches Saturday with Art Festival

King East Design District, 3d parti and Design Festival
September 17, 2014 10:30 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
The King East Design District (KEDD) is stepping out, officially launching itself with a bash as Toronto's premiere centre for art and design, and it's hoping that you will join in the ... read more