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Ontario Association of Architects 2015 Award Winners Announced

Ontario Association of Architects 2015 Award Winners
March 13, 2015 2:33 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

Toronto Urban Design Awards Calls for Submissions

2015 Toronto Urban Design Awards, City of Toronto
March 13, 2015 1:15 pm | by Editor | Comments
Every other year, the Toronto Urban Design Awards recognize the architects, urban designers, students and city builders who shape and reshape our urban environment. The awards are returning in ... read more

Regent Park's Daniels Spectrum Receives Civic Trust Award

 The Daniels Corporation, Daniels Spectrum, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Artscape
March 10, 2015 3:51 pm | by Nicolas Arnaud-Goddet | Comments
Over the past decade, 69-acre Regent Park has been reshaped by a heavy revitalization process. As new streets were opened to connect the neighbourhood to the city, new rental, affordable and ... read more

Voting Open for BILD's 2015 Peoples Choice Award

BILD Peoples Choice Award, Toronto, real estate, development
March 6, 2015 1:30 pm | by Editor | Comments
BILD has announced the finalists for their 4th annual People’s Choice Award, and the public along with BILD members can now cast their vote to select the best GTA-based projects from the combined ... read more

Winter Stations Now on Display at Kew and Balmy Beaches

Winter Stations, Toronto, Kew Beach, Balmy Beach, Scarborough
February 18, 2015 11:30 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
The recent cold has kept most Torontonians indoors through much of February, but a new series of installations along waterfront of Toronto's Beach neighbourhood are enticing people out with ... read more

Another Structure Joins Toronto's South Core Skyline

Dream House being secured to its legs, Ïce Condominiums, Toronto
February 12, 2015 6:14 pm | by Craig White | Comments
In a part of Toronto that seems to have be created overnight, another structure has taken to the sky here. While it's much shorter than its towering neighbours, Dream House nonetheless now stands ... read more

Ryerson Architecture Lecture: Nanne de Ru of Powerhouse Company

Ryerson, Architecture, Nanne de Ru, Powerhouse Company
February 10, 2015 11:48 am | by Jack Landau | Comments
Ryerson's 2014-2015 Architecture Lecture Series continues this week with a lecture titled The Good Life, led by Nanne de Ru, co-founder of Rotterdam-based architecture firm Powerhouse Company ... read more

Daniels Faculty of Architecture Fora Series: Architecture Inside Out

Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Architecture Inside Out
February 9, 2015 3:39 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The Daniels Faculty of Architecture is set to continue its ongoing 'Fora' series with an upcoming lecture on Thursday, February 12th at the Isabel Bader Theatre, titled @home: Architecture ... read more

ULI Holds Urban Ideas Competition for Downtown Revitalization

brampton, downtown, urban land institute
February 5, 2015 5:42 pm | by Cale Vanderveen | Comments
The Urban Land Institute is holding its second annual Urban Ideas Competition, this time in cooperation with the Downtown Brampton Development Corporation. The competition this year focuses on ... read more

CTBUH Hosts Winter Spaces Tours in 7 Cities Around The Globe

February 2, 2015 8:28 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) hosted tours in seven cities around the globe on January 29, 2015. Starting at 3 PM local time, members of the CTBUH took to the streets, ... read more

Interior Design Show on this weekend at the Convention Centre

Interior Design Show 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Jan 22-25
January 23, 2015 6:30 pm | by Craig White | Comments
The Interior Design Show is back for its 2015 edition at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre this weekend, and it's a pretty interesting year. UrbanToronto was able to walk through on Thursday ... read more

In-Context Video Asks How Architecture Improves Quality of Life

Surrey Library by Bing Thom Architects, image courtesy of In-Context Videos
January 16, 2015 3:35 pm | by Craig White | Comments
A screening on Monday evening at 6:45 PM at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema will try to answer the question 'How does Architecture affect the quality of our lives?' As another component of the Toronto ... read more

Ryerson Architecture Lecture Series: Alissa North

Ryerson university, architecture, toronto, lecture
January 14, 2015 12:40 pm | by Editor | Comments
Ryerson's Department of Architectural Science 2014 - 2015 Lecture Series continues tomorrow with a lecture from the University of Toronto's Director of the Master ... read more

Winter Stations to Bring Warmth and Colour to Toronto Beaches

Winter Stations, Toronto
January 12, 2015 6:08 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
Toronto's sandy beaches offer a great place to unwind and enjoy the sunshine during the Summer, but with the mercury dropping to frigid levels this time of year, it shouldn't come as much of a ... read more

Ryerson Symposium: Designing the Architect

Ryerson University, architecture symposium
January 9, 2015 12:18 pm | by Editor | Comments
New methods and technologies are redefining what it is to be an architect in the modern age. With the role of architects constantly evolving to reflect changing times, so must our interpretation ... read more

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