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    9
    November
    2017
    The upper terrace and its flags, with the Public Archives National Library to the south

    The landscape architect responsible for the design of the Garden of the Provinces and Territories has past away

    The OALA is saddened to announce the passing of Donald Graham on November 4th 2017. Donald has been a full member of the OALA since March 1970. The Association was notified on November 7th 2017. Donald Walter Graham Donald Graham died peacefully at his Iroquois home, Saturday, November 4th, 2017 just shy of his 87th […]

    28
    March
    2016

    Building Resilience: Practical Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of Buildings in Canada Officially Launches

    The Federal / Provincial / Territorial Collaboration on Historic Places in Canada Working Group has released Building Resilience: Practical Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of Buildings in Canada. Co-authored by Mark Thompson Brandt and Chris Warden of MTBA Associates Inc., Building Resilienceis a comprehensive and sustainable building toolkit that presents practical illustrated guidance and real life […]

    10
    January
    2016
    Windemere Road elevation (Windsorite News)

    Part of St. Barnabas Church starts new life as art gallery

    The modernist St. Barnabas Church — less than a year ago facing possible demolition — is now born again. At least part of it, anyway, will have a new lease on life as the Windermere Art Gallery, thanks to a couple of Toronto-area entrepreneurs. Gordon Leatherdale, who bought the property from the Anglican Diocese, and […]

    2
    October
    2014

    Photos uncover the everyday beauty of Toronto’s post-war high-rises

    Before you find out what’s on view at Pari Nadimi Gallery, the show’s title, Radiant City, snags your attention. Architecturally savvy folks will catch the reference: The 1933 book La Ville Radieuse, written, and dedicated “to Authority,” by the French-Swiss architect and theorist who, since 1920, had styled himself Le Corbusier. For many people who […]

    1
    May
    2014
    View of rear facade

    London Modern, for your consideration

    ‘This is the building that started it for me,” says librarian and architecture enthusiast Sandra Miller. “When I first moved to London I thought, ‘This is an interesting building, what’s the story?’” London City Hall is indeed interesting; it’s another example of the importance given to Canadian civic buildings in the Modernist period. Designed by award-winning, local architect […]

    6
    February
    2012
    The enormous triangular stained-glass windows (seen at the right) were executed in dalle de verre

    Resurrection for Pines Chapel

    Pastor Larry Forsyth’s face beams with pride as he shows off the work that’s been done to restore the former Pines Chapel. He has plenty of stories to tell about the work that has gone into preserving the historic landmark. “I’ve spent more time on my knees here than in any other church I’ve ever […]

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