West Don Lands Block 8 - Winner, 2019 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence 29 Nov 2019
From the December 2019 issue of Canadian Architect: Block 8 is a three-building development in Toronto’s 80-hectare West Don Lands. The brownfield site has a patchwork of neighbours: the brick warehouses of the Distillery District, the glass and...
MOCA moves into an ugly-beautiful building that changed a Toronto neighbourhood 03 May 2019
In modelling, the term for someone who possesses unconventional, rough, or odd features is “ugly beautiful.” … If there were some sort of organization for ugly-beautiful buildings, 158 Sterling Rd., built by the Northern Aluminum Company in 1919-20...
Danish firm COBE and architectsAlliance design affordable housing in downtown Toronto 19 Mar 2019
Danish architectural firm COBE will be leaving their mark on a new mixed use development in Toronto. A client group consisting of Dream Unlimited, Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Limited and Tricon Capital Group has commissioned COBE to develop a large...
University of Toronto New U of T building to create a cultural and intellectual gateway between university and city 21 Feb 2019
A proposed new University of Toronto building at 90 Queen’s Park Crescent will bring together academic and public spaces to create a hub for urban and cultural engagement. …The nine-storey building will be designed by world-renowned architects...
MOCA Unshowy The Unshowy Showcase 21 Feb 2019
A former factory turned intentionally raw gallery, Toronto’s new Museum of Contemporary Art was crafted for the city it serves, not Instagram When Peter Clewes, principal of the Toronto firm architectsAlliance, was hired to turn an abandoned factory...
Next to the Crystal, Toronto could be getting a grand new golden box. 21 Feb 2019
The University of Toronto has submitted plans to the city for a new building just south of the Royal Ontario Museum, where the old McLaughlin Planetarium now stands. And while it’s a university building, containing a Tetris stack of classrooms and...
True North True North 01 Feb 2019
Embracing both tradition and modernity, Toronto has a slew of new boutique hotels and one-off restaurants while sympathetically reusing former industrial spaces. Toronto, or ‘Torono’ as its inhabitants would have it, is North America’s best-kept...
ULX: Multifaced Mixed Use 14 Jan 2019
With the popularity of walkable urban environments on the rise, more developers are turning to mixed-use projects, usually bringing together some combination of office, housing, and shops, sometimes with a hotel or community-serving uses. The...