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June 20, 2019

TSA at Pride!
Held yearly since 1981, Toronto’s Pride parade was born as a march seeking to give a voice to the LGBTQ2 community in its fight for...
Image Credit: Toronto Society of Architects
Architectural Credit: Toronto Society of Architects
 
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February 06, 2017

Laneway House (2004)
Location: TorontoArchitects: Kohn Shnier Architects (Martin Kohn, John Shnier, Vis Ramasubramanian, and Jean-Louis Rivard) Structural:...
Image Credit: Tom Arban/Michael Awad
Architectural Credit: Kohn Shnier Architects
 
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December 15, 2016

Laneway Housing Initiative by inhabitTO inspired by Montreal
inhabitTO, a downtown sustainable architecture firm headed by Lia Maston, has expanded their efforts to include design for laneway structures...
Image Credit: Illustration: Jeff Kulak
Architectural Credit: Lia Maston in association with Architecture Microclimat
 
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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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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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March 24, 2016

TPL Scarborough Civic Centre Branch (2015)
  Location: Toronto, ON Architects: LGA Architectural Partners Inc. and Phillip H. Carter, Architect in joint ventureDate of...
Image Credit: Ben Rahn / A-Frame
Architectural Credit: LGA Architectural Partners Inc. and Phillip H. Carter, Architect in joint venture
 
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March 18, 2016

Skygarden House (2015)
Location: Toronto, ON Architects: Dubbeldam Architecture + Design Date of completion: 2015OAA Awards 2016 Design Excellence WinnerSituated on...
Image Credit: Shai Gil
Architectural Credit: Dubbeldam Architecture + Design
 
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March 11, 2016

Harbord Towns (2015)
Location: Toronto, ONArchitects: Superkül Inc., ArchitectDate of completion: 2015OAA Awards 2016 Design Excellence WinnerProviding...
Image Credit: Ben Rahn A-Frame Studio
Architectural Credit: Superkül Inc., Architect
 
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March 07, 2016

Daniels Spectrum (2012)
Location: Toronto, ON Architects: Diamond Schmitt Architects Date of completion: 2012 OAA Awards 2016 Design Excellence FinalistLocated on...
Image Credit: Lisa Logan
Architectural Credit: Diamond Schmitt Architects
 
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March 01, 2016

Aga Khan Museum (2014)
Location: Toronto, ONArchitects: Moriyama & Teshima Architects in association with Maki and Associates Date...
Image Credit: Gary Otte
Architectural Credit: Moriyama & Teshima Architects in association with Maki and Associates
 
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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 (1977)
Within the Toronto Public Library system, considered to be the busiest urban library system in the world, no library is bigger than the...
Image Credit: Courtesy of Moriyama & Teshima Architects
Architectural Credit: Raymond Moriyama Architects (1977), Moriyama & Teshima Architects (2014)
 
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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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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 19, 2016

Mount Dennis Branch Library (2013)
“Not only has the building never looked better; many hope it will be a harbinger of the good things to come to a part of town where that...
Image Credit: Stephane Groleau
Architectural Credit: G. Bruce Stratton Architects
 
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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 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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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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