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U of T's New Daniels Faculty Coming to Life on Spadina Circle

Daniels Faculty of Landscape, Architecture, and Design, Toronto, by UofT, NADAAA
May 18, 2017 4:00 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
"It already feels a lot bigger." Standing at the west entrance of the nearly completed architectural showpiece, that's how Dean Richard Sommer of the University of Toronto's John H. Daniels ... read more

Revitalized Entrance to ROM Set to Better Engage Public

Weston Entrance, Royal Ontario Museum, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
May 18, 2017 12:40 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) has announced that the closed Queens Park entrance—disused since the opening of the Daniel Libeskind-designed Michael Lee-Chin Crystal on Bloor Street—will be ... read more

Toronto's Port Lands Part 3: Public Space on a Man-Made Island

Villiers Island, Promontory Park, Michael van Valkenburgh, Waterfront Toronto
May 12, 2017 6:20 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
In our two previous articles on the Port Lands, we explored the evolving Planning Framework that defines the future development of the district, and we took a closer look at Villiers Island, the ... read more

Henning Larsen Team Wins Etobicoke Civic Centre Competition

Etobicoke Civic Centre, Etobicoke, Toronto, Adamson Associates/Henning Larsen/PM
May 4, 2017 4:00 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
Today, Build Toronto announced that the team of Henning Larsen, Adamson Associates, and PMA Landscape Architects has won the competition to design the new Etobicoke Civic Centre. read more

Explainer: Le Corbusier's Use of Pilotis

May 3, 2017 10:00 am | by Alexander Vu | Comments
This week's 'Explainer' takes a look at Le Corbusier's implementation of pilotis, which the 20th century architect used as a prominent design element, pioneering some of the aesthetics and ... read more

Etobicoke Civic Centre Competition: A Wrap-Up and Next Steps

April 28, 2017 5:11 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
After our four-part series covering the entries for the new Etobicoke Civic Centre (ECC) design competition, we are providing a quick round-up of the designs, along with a poll where you can cast ... read more

Etobicoke Civic Centre: Henning Larsen, Adamson Assoc., PMA

Etobicoke Civic Centre, Adamson Associates, Henning Larsen, PMA, Toronto
April 28, 2017 2:45 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
This February, Build Toronto announced a shortlist of five teams of local and international architects, planners, and landscape architects, who had qualified for a competition ... read more

Sonic: A Look at Don Mills and Eglinton's Upcoming POPS

Sonic, SuperSonic, Lindvest, NAK, Page + Steele / IBI Group, Toronto
April 28, 2017 11:55 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Planned to rise just southeast of Toronto's Don Mills and Eglinton intersection, Lindvest's Sonic Condos and SuperSonic Condos are intensifying the area with a pair of 30- and ... read more

Etobicoke Civic Centre: KPMB Architects, West 8

Etobicoke Civic Centre, KPMB, West 8, Toronto
April 28, 2017 10:32 am | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
This February, Build Toronto announced a shortlist of five teams of local and international architects, planners, and landscape architects, who had qualified for a competition ... read more

ULI Symposium: Charting a Path for Unprecedented Growth

Jennifer Keesmaat addresses ULI, image by Edward Skira
April 27, 2017 4:42 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Understanding the city is a daunting undertaking, one that gets all the more complicated and intricate as Toronto grows—almost explodes—from a regional metropolis into a centre of the global ... read more

Etobicoke Civic Centre: Diamond Schmitt Architects, MVVA

Looking north to the Etobicoke Civic Centre, designed by Diamond Schmitt Archite
April 27, 2017 3:04 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
This February, Build Toronto announced a shortlist of five teams of local and international architects, planners, and landscape architects, who had qualified for a competition ... read more

Etobicoke Civic Centre: Moriyama + Teshima, MJMA, Forrec

Etobicoke Civic Centre Precinct, Moriyama & Teshima, MJMA Architects, Toronto
April 26, 2017 6:30 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
This February, Build Toronto announced a shortlist of five teams of local and international architects, planners, and landscape architects, who had qualified for a competition to design a new ... read more