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21 December 2009

Canada’s most important building

Some buildings are useful, others are attractive, occasionally even beautiful. A few might be called interesting. But how many buildings are genuinely important? In Canada, there’s only one that fits the bill –...

02 December 2009

From Alcan to the Pope, designs were their game

When Pope John Paul II celebrated open-air Mass at LeBreton Flats in 1984 before 400,000 people, he did so at an altar designed by Murray & Murray, Griffiths & Rankin. The architecture practice,...

20 October 2009

Montreal announces winners of festival street furniture competition

The Mayor of Montréal, Gérald Tremblay, has announced the winners of the design competition to develop movable street furniture elements for use by festivals. Among the five finalist concepts, the jury selected the...

16 October 2009

Heritage reborn

For the past 17 years, the Union Bank Tower at the corner of Main Street and William Avenue sat vacant because the cost of renovating the 104-year-old heritage building proved prohibitive to developers....

02 October 2009

Navy monument contest already making waves

A new national monument in Ottawa honouring the Canadian navy promises to provoke strong public response long before it is unveiled, judging by the reaction of those who attended a public display of...

02 October 2009

Allied Works Architecture selected to design Cantos Music Centre project in Calgary

Cantos Music Foundation have announced that Allied Works Architecture and local partner BKDI have been selected to design Cantos’ new national music centre at the King Eddy site in Calgary’s East Village. After...

22 September 2009

Two Waterfront Toronto projects win urban design awards

Waterfront Toronto’s Spadina WaveDeck and Master Plan for Lake Ontario Park have each been awarded 2009 Toronto Urban Design Awards. Spadina WaveDeck earned an Award of Excellence in the Small Open Space category...

02 September 2009

35th annual Heritage Toronto Awards announced on October 13th

On Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at the historic Carlu, Heritage Toronto will celebrate outstanding contributions by individuals and community organizations, as well as industry professionals and associations, in promoting and conserving Toronto’s history...

01 September 2009

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada call for submissions for the 2010 Governor General’s Medals

The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and The Canada Council for the Arts (CCA) are pleased to invite architects to participate in the competition for the 2010 Governor General’s Medals in Architecture....