OAA Recommends Controversial Changes to Planning Process

February 27, 2019 7:38 pm | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
A letter produced by the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) in January is causing a bit of a stir in the architectural and planning community. The letter, which was signed by previous OAA ... read more

Art x Architects Fundraiser at Toronto's Great Hall on May 29

Art by Architects, Diamond Schmitt, Great Hall, Manulife, Ride for Heart,
May 25, 2018 1:32 pm | by Jorge Quesada | Comments
‘Art by Architects’ — or AxA — is an annual fundraiser organized by Diamond Schmitt Architects aimed at ‘promoting the arts within the architectural profession’. All proceeds to be donated to the ... read more

Architecture is Culture: Ontario's Half-baked Culture Strategy

May 13, 2016 5:22 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Last year, the Province moved forward in drafting the first official Culture Strategy in Ontario's history. Envisioning "[a]n Ontario where every person has the opportunity for creative expression ... read more

299 Queen West Receives Landmark Designation from OAA

299 Queen West, Quadrangle Architects, OAA landmark designation
April 19, 2016 10:58 am | by Julian Mirabelli | Comments
The iconic 299 Queen West at the corner of John Street, currently known as the Bell Media Building, has recently been awarded landmark designation by the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA). ... read more

Public Invited to vote on OAA's 2015 Peoples Choice Award

Echo House, Paul Raff Studio Incorporated Architects
April 10, 2015 6:38 pm | by Michael Bahiru | Comments
Whether it is a center for sports-fit for an athlete in Downtown Toronto, a lakeside sauna on the secluded shores of an island archipelago in Georgian Bay, or maybe an opera house in St. ... read more

Ontario Association of Architects 2015 Award Winners Announced

Ontario Association of Architects 2015 Award Winners
March 13, 2015 3:33 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

OAA Announces 2014 Award Winners

2014 Ontario Association of Architects Awards, OAA
March 25, 2014 5:00 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The most prominent Ontario architectural firms and various emerging talents in the business are being honoured as recipients at the 2014 Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Awards, set to ... read more

Eglinton Crosstown LRT Stirs Controversy with Local Firms and OAA

Metrolinx, TTC, Eglinton Crosstown LRT
August 7, 2013 5:45 pm | by Brandon Leal | Comments
Along Eglinton Avenue signs of construction of the new Eglinton Scarborough Crosstown LRT are springing up. Road closures, piling rigs, excavators and the familiar sound of backup beeping are all ... read more

Ontario Association of Architects Honours Best New Buildings and Jack Diamond

House on the Bluffs, image courtesy of Taylor Smyth Architects
May 15, 2013 5:50 pm | by Dylan Giuliano | Comments
In March the Ontario Association of Architects announced the winners of their annual awards celebrating excellence in design. The winners were chosen by a panel of experts from the design ... read more

OAA Announces 2013 Award Winners and Looks For Public's Favourite

Regent Park Aquatic Centre Toronto, ON MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd
March 22, 2013 5:40 pm | by Jack Landau | Comments
The winners of the 2013 Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Awards have been announced. Representing some of Ontario’s most acclaimed architecture firms, the 15 recipients of the 2013 Design ... read more

UrbanToronto's Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Round-Up

Light installation at City Hall in 2008 Nuit Blanche
September 26, 2012 2:41 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
This Saturday the city will be transformed for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, the annual arts festival that sees hundreds of installations and performances throughout the core from dusk till dawn. With ... read more

OAA Explores Architecture's Future at Design Exchange for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche 2011, Toronto Condos
September 21, 2012 11:57 am | by Anonymous | Comments
New concepts on the Future of Architecture will be showcased by the Ontario Association of Architects at the Design Exchange for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche on September 29th. Architects are ... read more

OAA Announces Design Winners and Polls Open for People's Choice Awards

Festival Tower TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto by Daniels and KPMB Architects
April 11, 2012 3:15 pm | by Anonymous | Comments
The Ontario Association of Architects is an important architectural body within the province, guiding architectural standards and promoting excellence. It's also the regulatory body for the ... read more

The City of Toronto Valuing Architecture

Aspen Ridge Homes' Vü Development: Already Crediting Architects, image by Edward
August 11, 2011 11:00 am | by Anonymous | Comments
Last month, while Toronto City Council argued about the Jarvis bicycle lanes (and dumped them), Council quietly adopted a significant measure for valuing design and architecture: the City of ... read more