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Explainer: The Blue and Golden Bananas of Europe

The Blue Banana, image via Wikimedia Commons
March 22, 2017 9:58 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week, our 'Explainer' goes global and delves into the terms the Blue and Golden Bananas of Europe. Similar to Canada's very own 'Golden Horseshoe', these terms identify areas of commonality ... read more

Toronto Centre for the Arts: A Re-Imagined Lyric Theatre

Toronto Centre for the Arts Revitalization, Toronto, by Diamond Schmitt
March 14, 2017 4:40 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
A surprise awaits inside the Lyric Theatre at North York's Toronto Centre for the Arts. West of Yonge Street, the Eberhard Zeidler-designed complex still greets North York Boulevard with the ... read more

Cladding Test Panels Visible at Richmond Adelaide Centre

Richmond Adelaide Centre, WZMH Architects, Oxford Properties, Toronto
March 10, 2017 5:06 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
Just over two weeks ago, we reported to you that an application has been brought forward to the City by Oxford Properties to reclad two of their buildings at the Richmond Adelaide Centre in ... read more

60-Storey Core Architects Design Launches Mississauga's M City

M City, Mississauga, by Rogers, Urban Capital, Core Architects
February 27, 2017 5:35 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
West of Confederation Parkway, the south side of Mississauga's Burnamthorpe Road is not yet an urban environment—or even a suburban one—remaining an ex-urban lot. Still vacant, the sprawling ... read more

Striking Addition Proposed for Yorkville's Trattoria Nervosa

75 Yorkville Avenue, PARTISANS, Trattoria Nervosa, Toronto
February 17, 2017 11:50 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Following quickly on the heels of other recent retail proposals in Toronto's posh Yorkville village, an established cafe and restaurant space is seeking to expand in a very unexpected ... read more

Explainer: Brise Soleils

Ministry of Education and Health Building's brise soleil, Brazil, image via Wiki
February 15, 2017 11:03 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week, our 'Explainer' looks at Brise Soleils, an architectural design element that has increasingly gained momentum thanks to its functionality. A method of making the interior of buildings ... read more

TOcore: DRP Reviews City's Plan for Downtown Evolution

Between two towers, image by Marcus Mitanis
February 14, 2017 6:52 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
By 2041, the population of Downtown Toronto is expected to practically double, swelling from 250,000 to 475,000 residents. As the core's residential density increases, the clustering of employment ... read more