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Architecture of Canada

25 August 2010

1967 – Manitoba Museum & Planetarium, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Associated Architects for the Manitoba Centennial Centre The Manitoba Centennial Centre was a project begun in the 1960s aimed at reinvigorating the downtown. It includes the Centennial Concert Hall, the Manitoba Museum,...

14 December 2009

1967 – National Bank Tower, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: David & Boulva Tall International style office building in an anodised aluminium finish on the historic Place d’Armes. in the centre of Montreal. It’s neighbours on the square include the Saint-Sulpice Seminary,...

28 April 2010

1967 – Royal Bank Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Smith Carter Searle Associates Large office building above a podium storey. The rectangular grid of the prefabricated cladding is pleasing to the viewer, if stark. The ground floor which acts as a...

15 April 2010

1968 – Cathédrale de Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architects: Étienne Gaboury These are the fourth and fifth churches built on this site since 1818. The fourth church or cathedral was built in 1908 and destroyed by fire in 1968. The interior...

14 April 2010

1968 – Église du Précieux-Sang, St. Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Étienne Gaboury Perhaps local architect Étienne Gaboury’s best-known work, the Église du Précieux-Sang in St. Boniface was completed in 1967. Incorporating the reforms of the Second Vatican Council, the church was designed...

16 December 2009

1968 – H.R. MacMillan Planetarium, Vancouver, British Columbia

Architect: Gerald Hamilton & Associates Originally built as the Centennial Museum, the H.R. MacMillan Planetarium is a striking building as it seems to hover over the treetops, appropriately enough. Photograph Courtesy and Copyright...

10 December 2009

1969 – Best Western Hotel, Kenora, Ontario

Architect: M. MacLeod Interesting form but could have benefited from some extra storeys in height to make the proportions more pleasing. Beautiful site on the shore of Lake of the Woods.

30 June 2010

1969 – Édifice d’Youville, Quebec City, Quebec

Tall bank building in the Upper Town

29 June 2010

1969 – Richardson Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architects: Smith Carter & Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP At 124 metres and 34 floors, this is one of the tallest buildings in the city, and sited at the traditional heart of the...