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Architecture of Canada

29 August 2013

1892 – Toronto Board of Trade Building. Yonge St., Toronto

Architect: James & James Designed by the American architectural firm of James & James of New York City, and closely resembled the appearance of the Board of Trade Building in Boston, Mass., which...

29 August 2013

1896 – Temple Building, Bay & Richmond Sts., Toronto

Architect: George Gouinlock The Temple Building at Bay and Richmond streets is regarded as one of the city’s first skyscrapers. Erected by the Independent Order of Foresters as their world headquarters. Toronto’s tallest...

12 August 2013

1970 – Centennial House, 310 Broadway, Winnipeg

Architect: L. Harmatiuk Striking building with a dynamic facade of contrasts between the white concrete panels with their subtle angles and the vertical strips of windows.

12 August 2013

1963 – 338 Broadway, Winnipeg

Architect: Waisman Ross Shortlisted for the Massey Medal in 1964. this is a smaller office building on a constricted site. While the main facade to Broadway is largely glazed, the side elevations are...

16 July 2013

1929 – Bell Telephone Building, Montreal, Quebec

Architect: Barott & Blackader Built for the Bell Telephone Co., and was constructed with a steel frame between 1927 and 1929. It has 22 floors and is 96m tall with a series of...

13 June 2013

1913 – Snippets from the construction of Manitoba Parliament, Winnipeg

Architects: Francis Worthington Simon From The Building News, February 16 1912: “Mr. Leonard Stokes, P.R.I.B.A., has been appointed by the Government of Manitoba to act as assessor in the competition for the new...

28 May 2013

1913 – Linwood School, St. James, Winnipeg

Architect: Alexander Melville Designed by Scottish-born architect Alexander Melville, who had a successful practice in Winnipeg, designing many firehalls and prominent buildings. Originally constructed as the St. James School, it contained elementary students...

28 May 2013

Progress of the Canadian Museum for Human RIghts, Winnipeg

A few recent photos of external progress of the new federally funded Museum for Human Rights. Constructed at The Forks in Winnipeg, and designed by Antoine Predock, and due for completion in 2014....

31 January 2013

1860 – Design for Government Buildings, Ottawa, Canada

Architect: Stent & Laver In May 1859 proposals were invited for Ottawa’s intended parliamentary and departmental buildings and governor general’s residence. The first premium for the design of the departmental buildings, now known...