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13 January 2010

2010 Annual AIBC Architectural Awards Call for Submissions

The Architectural Institute of British Columbia invites submissions for the 2010 Annual AIBC Architectural Awards. This awards program celebrates excellence across the following distinct award categories: Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia Award in Architecture...

12 January 2010

Union Station Toronto redevelopment

The restoration of the train shed roof (the roof covering the passenger platforms and tracks) is the major component of the Union Station renewal project. The objective is to restore the east and...

11 January 2010

Rebuilding the Bonaventure

If you live in Montreal and you don’t know Cardinal Hardy, maybe you just aren’t looking hard enough. For the last 15 years, this architectural firm founded by Aurèle Cardinal and Michel Hardy...

09 January 2010

Union Station reno to chase away gloom

Most GO commuters hopping a train at Union Station wouldn’t recognize the blackened, leaky roof over the platforms as a Canadian architectural jewel. But on Monday, GO Transit begins the mammoth task of...

08 January 2010

‘Love huts’ to keep skaters warm – Artists, architects will liven up river trail

Skaters on Winnipeg’s river trail will soon be able to thaw out in five imaginative new warm-up “love shacks,” including one that resembles a tinfoil igloo and one in the form of an...

03 January 2010

2010’s people to watch: Andre D’Elia & Meg Graham, architects

In the age of the instantly recognizable, architects Andre D’Elia and Meg Graham take pride in the fact that none of their projects is identifiably theirs. The pair, partners in life and work,...

02 January 2010

Protect the Pink Palace

Concerns are being raised about a proposed condominium development that would see a pair of 48- and 44-storey towers poking up behind the provincial Legislative Building at Queen’s Park. Critics fear the development...

02 January 2010

At the intersection of architecture and activism

In more ways than one, George Street is a one-way road headed south. Home to Toronto’s largest homeless shelter, part of the street is known as Crack Alley, where dealers feed off the...

24 December 2009

Montreal architect designed Canada’s first shopping centres

A Max Kalman building rarely gave off the kind of avant-garde feel that would make the covers of architectural magazines. The more than 1,100 mostly workaday projects he oversaw could, however, chart the...