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October 03, 2016

Victoria Hall (1860)
Location: Cobourg, ONArchitects: Kivas Tully (Original Building); Peter John Stokes Architect, Chapman and Walker (restoration)Date...
Image Credit: Cobourg Public Library, 720-15, 1950
Architectural Credit: Kivas Tully (Original Building); Peter John Stokes Architect, Chapman and Walker (restoration)
 
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October 03, 2016

Graydon Hall Manor (1936)
Location: Toronto, ON Architects: George & MoorhouseDate of completion: 1936Nominated by:  Hon. Michael Coteau,...
Image Credit: City of Toronto Archives
Architectural Credit: George & Moorhouse
 
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October 03, 2016

LIUNA Station (former Hamilton C.N.R. Station) (1931)
Location: Hamilton, ONArchitects: John Schofield (C.N.R. Corporate Architect); Renovation and Adaptive Reuse by John Mokrycke...
Image Credit: Library and Archives Canada
Architectural Credit: John Schofield (C.N.R. Corporate Architect); Renovation and Adaptive Reuse by Architect John Mokrycke, Lintack Architects
 
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October 03, 2016

Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (2014)
Location: Queen's University, Kingston Architects: N45 Architecture Inc. in association with Snøhetta Architecture...
Image Credit: Doublespace Photography
Architectural Credit: N45 Architects in association with Snohetta
 
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June 30, 2016

Castle Frank (1794-1829)
Few building types are as intrinsically knit into Ontario's cultural identity as the cottage, the wilderness retreat of thousands of Ontarians...
Image Credit: Castle Frank, a house created by Governor Simcoe near York, Upper Canada, 1796, Elizabeth Simcoe - sketches, Simcoe family fonds, F 47-11-1-0-231, Archives of Ontario
Architectural Credit: n/a
 
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February 29, 2016

Runnymede Branch Library (1930, 2005)
Like many other building types, libraries are constantly facing ever-changing needs, needing frequent improvements and upgrades in order to...
Image Credit: Photo courtesy of Toronto Archives, 1930
Architectural Credit: John M. Lyle (1930) and G. Bruce Stratton Architects (2005)
 
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February 19, 2016

Toronto Reference Library (1909)
Of the 111 libraries funded by Andrew Carnegie in Ontario, none was larger (or more expensive) than Toronto’s first purpose-built...
Image Credit: Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co. Ltd., Montreal and Toronto, 1910. Courtesy of Toronto Public Library
Architectural Credit: Wickson & Gregg and A.H. Chapman, Associated Architects
 
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February 17, 2016

The Story Behind the Benjamin Brown Records
This past Friday, February 12, the Ontario Jewish Archives opened the exhibition Benjamin Brown: Architect, featuring original drawings,...
Image Credit: Elevation drawing of the Beth Jacob Synagogue on Henry Street, 1919-1922. Ontario Jewish Archives, fonds 49, series 1, file 2
Architectural Credit: Benjamin Brown
 
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February 03, 2016

Thomas J. Bata Library (1967)
“We are not committed to any particular style of buildings, but only to a certain spirit…. It is a spirit of appropriateness and...
Image Credit: Perspective drawing by Ron Thom, Trent University (Bata) Library Project # THO 6406, Ron Thom fonds, Canadian Architectural Archives,University of Calgary
Architectural Credit: Ron Thom
 
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January 30, 2016

Library of Parliament (1876)
Canada has a love for libraries. In Toronto alone, more people visit the Toronto public library system every year than the top ten most...
Image Credit: 1930s Canadian Postage Stamp
Architectural Credit: Thomas Fuller
 
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January 26, 2016

The Great Library of Osgoode Hall (1860)
“The Library, too, here to be seen, noble in its dimensions and aspect, must, even independently of its contents, tend to create a love...
Image Credit: : City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1244, Item 3153 (c.1910)
Architectural Credit: Cumberland and Storm (1860), Bruke and Horwood (1895)
 
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January 11, 2016

Carnegie Libraries
“Take away all unnecessary decorations, overmantels, over-counters, partitions, mock marble pillars and large hallways, and plan...
Image Credit: Notes on Library Bildings, New York, Carnegie Corporation, 1911
Architectural Credit: Various
 
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November 15, 2015

Coliseum (1922)
Built in 1922 to hold livestock presentations and the Royal Horse Show, the Coliseum was a joint effort between the Canadian National Exhibition...
Image Credit: Postcard of the interior of the Coliseum during livestock judging, CNE Archives, 1925
Architectural Credit: George Frederick W. Price
 
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November 11, 2015

Honour Roll - First World War
Image Credit: OAA
Architectural Credit: N/A
 
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November 10, 2015

Ontario’s First Female Architects (Part 2): Alexandra Biriukova
This is the second of a two part post exploring the life of Ontario’s first female architects, Elma Laird and Alexandra Biriukova. In...
Image Credit: Canadian Homes and Gardens, Vol. VIII (April 1931), p.40.
Architectural Credit: Alexandra Biriukova
 
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October 30, 2015

Barbara A. Humphreys
Today we continue our special blOAAg’s series “Women in Architecture – Ontario” by highlighting the career of an...
Image Credit: Barbara A. Humphreys
Architectural Credit: N/A
 
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September 07, 2015

Automotive Building
Completed in 1929 to showcase the latest cars and trucks, the Automotive Building was the result of a design competition that saw 30...
Image Credit: n/a
Architectural Credit: Douglas Edwin Kertland
 
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September 06, 2015

Queen Elizabeth Building
Image Credit: CNE Archive
Architectural Credit: Page + Steele Inc., with Peter Dickinson as lead designer
Completed in 1956 as the Women’s Building and renamed in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Queen Elizabeth Building was designed by...
 
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September 06, 2015

Horticulture Building
Image Credit: Horticulture Building Postcard, 1927
Architectural Credit: George Wallace Gouinlock
One of the 12 buildings designed by Toronto architect George Wallace Gouinlock for Exhibition Place, the Horticulture Building was completed in...
 
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September 05, 2015

Dufferin Gate
Image Credit: Toronto Modern, https://robertmoffatt115.wordpress.com/2011/06/17/exhibition-place-goes-modernist/
Architectural Credit: Philip R. Brook
The original main entrance to the exhibition grounds, this historic gateway has been rebuilt three times (1895, 1910, and 1959). The original...
 
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September 05, 2015

Press Building
Image Credit: Illustration of the Press Building (formerly Administration Building) as part of the 1928 CNE programme. CNE Heritage
Architectural Credit: George Wallace Gouinlock
While the Scadding Cabin might be the oldest building on the exhibition grounds (dating back to 1794 and relocated to Exhibition Place in 1879),...
 
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September 04, 2015

Enercare Centre (National Trade Centre)
One of the newest additions to Exhibition Place is the Enercare Centre. Completed in 1997 and designed in joint venture by Zeidler...
Image Credit: Zeidler Partnership Architects
Architectural Credit: Joint Venture by Zeidler Partnership Architects and Dunlop Farrow Inc.
 
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September 03, 2015

George Wallace Gouinlock (1861-1932)
Image Credit: OAA
Architectural Credit: n/a
In 1906 George Wallace Gouinlock was appointed as the official architect of the Industrial Exhibition of Toronto (which in 1912 would be renamed...
 
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September 02, 2015

Horse Palace - Detail
Image Credit: n/a
Architectural Credit: John James Woolnough
Detail of one of the many low relief that decorate the Horse Palace (1931) designed by City of Toronto Architect John James...
 
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September 02, 2015

Horse Palace
Image Credit: CNE Archives
Architectural Credit: John James Woolnough
Built to support the equestrian events of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in 1931, the Horse Palace is considered one of the finest examples...
 
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September 01, 2015

The Bandshell
The Art-Deco CNE Bandshell was built in 1936, replacing the bandstand that had occupied this area of Exhibition Place since 1906. Modeled after...
Image Credit: Bandshell 1936, via http://torontothenandnow.blogspot.ca/2011/09/27-memories-of-canadian-national.html
Architectural Credit: Craig and Madill Architects
 
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August 31, 2015

The Princes’ Gates
Image Credit: The Princes' Gates, ca. 1927, City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 16, Series 71, Item 5795.
Architectural Credit: Chapman and Oxley
The eastern entrance to the Canadian National Exhibition grounds was built in 1927 to commemorate 60 years of Canadian Confederation...
 
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