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Vaughan Urban Design Awards Return for 2017

Vaughan City Hall interior, KPMB Architects, 2012 Vaughan Urban Design Award of
June 29, 2017 4:00 pm | by Greg Lipinski | Comments
The Vaughan Urban Design Awards are back for the 2017 edition, recognizing and celebrating a diversity of urban design and cultural heritage projects throughout Vaughan. Entries will be judged for ... read more

A Glimpse Inside the New—and Historic—Home for Casey House

Casey House, Casey House, Hariri Pontarini Architects, Toronto
June 16, 2017 1:10 pm | by Eric Chen | Comments
Now nearing completion, the highly anticipated new home for Casey House, a restoration and expansion project led by Hariri Pontarini Architects, is gradually being revealed to the public, ... read more

Dundas West Art Celebrates Chilean and Indigenous Culture

Graffiti, mural, Dundas, Dufferin, StreetArt Toronto, art, chile, indigenous
June 14, 2017 4:15 pm | by Salena Barry | Comments
As we near July 1, the apex of the Canada 150 celebrations, what exactly we are celebrating comes with increasing scrutiny. Canada's sesquicentennial marks the anniversary of ... read more

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