2012 Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence winners announced 23 Dec 2012
Canadian Architect announces the winners of the 2012 Awards of Excellence, given each year to architects and architectural graduates for buildings in the design stage. One of only two national award programs devoted exclusively to architecture, the...
Christopher Hume picks the best architecture of 2012 20 Dec 2012
Given the amount of construction underway in Toronto, it’s no surprise architecture looms almost as large as the towers its practitioners produce. These days, however, those towers are overwhelmingly residential, not commercial, as they would have...
2015 Pan Am/Parapan American Games Athletes' Village | Canary District 01 Dec 2012
ARCHITECTS Dundee Kilmer Integrated Design Team: Joint venture of architectsAlliance and Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects in association with Daoust Lestage inc. and MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller ArchitectsLOCATION Toronto, Ontario Unlike...
At Four Seasons one site fits all 11 Oct 2012
Bay St. north of Bloor St. W. has never lived up to its potential. Despite being one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in town, it has that anonymous look you'd expect to find on the city's less prominent thoroughfares. That started to change in...
Game on! Building for Pan-Am 2015 18 Sep 2012
Toronto is arguably one of those great cities whose diversity is as big as its heart. Our urban metropolis — the largest in the country — is a heady mix of many things. Neighbourhoods vary, ethnicities converge and the people who inhabit it are a...
‘A machine wrapped in glass’: Stunning new $112-million Cairns bioscience complex opens 14 Sep 2012
“Stunning.” “Sleek.” Those were some of the adjectives used to describe the visually imposing impact of the new Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex that officially opened at Brock University Friday afternoon. But the hundreds of...
A Toronto tower that aims to 'blend into the sky' 29 Aug 2012
While visiting a Rosedale house a few weeks ago, I glanced out an upstairs window and caught sight of the glistening, almost-finished tower of the new Four Seasons hotel and condo complex. I was surprised to see it, since uninterrupted summertime...
Cairns complex holds Niagara's future 14 Aug 2012
Brock University’s Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex has been dubbed a “game changer.” Not because of its cluster of renown researchers. Not because of the cutting-edge 15,840-square-metre facility. And not because of its Biolinc...
Brock showcases world-class research greenhouse 25 Jul 2012
Brock University will soon host a greenhouse that could play a big role in developing materials for bio-manufacturing and valuable drugs for pain relief and cancer treatment. When it opens in the $111.4 million Cairns Family Health and Bioscience...
Modern city taking flight through Canary 18 May 2012
This Canary isn’t in a coal mine, but it’s just as much a sign of things ahead, in this case, entirely positive. We’re talking about the mixed-use residential neighbourhood now under construction in the West Don Lands. Named for the greasy spoon...
This canary sings a pretty tune for Toronto 17 May 2012
When the sod was turned for the 2015 Pan American Games athletes’ village on Tuesday, it felt like a curse on Toronto’s urban fabric and memory was being lifted at last. The place where the village will be built was, until the 1960s, a busy railway...
Chris Hume: Pan Am Games 2015 Athletes Village a winner 13 Jan 2012
Already a river runs through it; but by 2015, when the Pan-Am Games begin, there’ll be a lot more than that to go with the flow. We’re talking about the West Don Lands, of course, soon to be known as the site of the Athletes’ Village, which for...
Construction Underway for new West Don Lands Community in time for 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games 12 Jan 2012
Infrastructure Ontario and Waterfront Toronto announced today that Dundee Kilmer Developments has signed a fixed-price contract to design, build and finance the development that will be used as the Athletes’ Village during the Toronto 2015 Pan/...