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  1. Urban Shocker

    Top 10 Toronto Architects

    They don't need to have been born here, but each must have made a significant, positive contribution to the city they called home.
  2. Urban Shocker

    Top 10 Favourite Toronto Rooms

    ( they must all be extant )
  3. Urban Shocker

    Top 10 Lost Toronto Buildings

    What 10 local buildings, that are now demolished, do you consider to be our greatest losses?
  4. Urban Shocker

    Top 10 Favourite Toronto Buildings

    What are your Top 10 Favourite local buildings of all time ... and why? ( they must be still standing )
  5. Urban Shocker

    The Best Nickname

    ... for them.
  6. Urban Shocker

    Re-cladding Wish List

    Okay, so FCP is getting a new look. What other building would you like to see re-clad?
  7. Urban Shocker

    Design in Toronto: Bests and Worsts of 2010

    What worked, what didn't?
  8. Urban Shocker

    Peter Dickinson book launch

    PETER DICKINSON by John Martins-Manteiga, published by Dominion Modern. Place: Dominion Modern Gallery @ the School of Design 230 Richmond Street East (Side Entrance) Toronto, Ontario Date: Thursday, January 21, 2010, Time: 7pm-9pm This is the first major book on the...
  9. Urban Shocker

    Postcards - a link to John Chuckman's collection

    Worth a thread of its own. Pages of fascinating images of our city - assembled by collector John Chuckman:
  10. Urban Shocker

    Toronto's hidden laneways

    Where are the most obscure laneways?
  11. Urban Shocker

    Alexandra Park

    The Alexandra Park thread.
  12. Urban Shocker

    The Mad Potter ... and free admission weekend

    George Ohr Rising: The Emergence of an American Master May 15 – August 23, 2009 The Gardiner Museum, Toronto George Ohr, the “Mad Potter of Biloxi†(1857–1918) is noted for the drama and fluidity of his forms enhanced by colourful glazes. Forgotten and rediscovered, Ohr is...
  13. Urban Shocker

    Bach St. John Passion

    Date: Sunday March 29th 3 pm ( pre-concert talk at 2:15 pm ) Place: Eglinton St. George's United Church, 35 Lytton Boulevard. Conductor: Yannick Nezet-Seguin. Admission: $60 To reserve tickets: ( 416 ) 481-1141 Ext. 250 Why: Fundraising event for Eva's Initiatives and...
  14. Urban Shocker

    Marion MacRae

    An inspirational teacher, who taught at OCA: She took joy in sharing her knowledge; An architectural historian spread her passion for art and esthetics to her students, colleagues and the public Charles Enman 26 August 2008 Ottawa Citizen Someone once called Marion MacRae "Upper...
  15. Urban Shocker

    Unbuilt Toronto free lecture at the ROM

    Exhibition and Lecture at the ROM: Unbuilt Toronto: The City That Could Have Been ICC at the ROM partners with Toronto Society of Architects, November 5 – January 11, 2009 The Institute for Contemporary Culture (ICC) at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), in partnership with the Toronto...
  16. Urban Shocker

    Glenn Lowry speaks!

    MoMA Director Glenn Lowry, former Director of the AGO ( 1990-95 ), gives the Eva Holtby Lecture on Contemporary Culture at the ROM on November 20th - a week after the renovated AGO opens. Free admission.
  17. Urban Shocker

    Exporting Toronto

    Know of any Toronto structures that have been moved somewhere else?
  18. Urban Shocker

    Humber River Valley

    Like the Don in the east, the Humber flows through many neighbourhoods, linking them.
  19. Urban Shocker

    Contractors - Recommendations

    If you're happy with the work they did for you.
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    Who should win? Nominees are: * Tim Lee * Daniel Barrow * Terence Koh * Raphaeelle de Groot * Mario Doucette