What ever happened to Archivist? Did he ever return after the fall of Rob Ford?TOBuiilt continues to grow and is well worth looking at and, if you are an ACO member, adding to:
This from Kristyn Wong-Tam's latest Newsletter.
The Architectural Conservatory of Ontario (ACO) has recently launched a very exciting project to properly catalog our built history across Toronto. TOBuilt is an open source database to collect data and information about buildings and structures, both past and present. The ambition is to use this community research to “help facilitate the protection of Toronto’s architectural heritage for future generations.”
Users can search for buildings by many different categories, including address, ward, architect, year built and much more. Both exterior and interior images are provided where possible, and users can submit building notes and sources of information, including pdfs.
ACO’s first project was cataloging every Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board school in Toronto to TOBuilt. Their next project is to catalog every place of worship in the city.
The database currently has information for about 11,000 buildings across Toronto. To contribute to TOBuilt, you need to become an ACO Member. By joining, you not only can help build this database, but help the ACO continue their important work to provide conservation advocacy through public education.
WELCOME TO THE TOBuilt DATABASE AN OPEN SOURCE DATABASE OF IMAGES AND INFORMATION ABOUT BUILDINGS & STRUCTURES IN TORONTO.
All information is publicly accessible. To add buildings to the database you must be a member of the Toronto Branch of the Architectural Conservancy Ontario and logged in. You can join by clicking here.