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2007 RAIC Gold Medal recipient

OTTAWA -- The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has awarded its Gold Medal for 2007 to Montreal architect Mario Saia of Saia Barbarese Topouzanov architectes."His buildings depart from the realm of the familiar, the…

The all-new Nathan Phillips Square

TORONTO -- The city of Toronto has announced the winner of the Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization Competition. The winning team, chosen from 48 international proposals, is comprised of Toronto firms PLANT Architect and Shore Tilbe Irwin…

LEED Faces Growing Pains

Green building has taken off in Canada. Look no further than the Canada Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program as an example. Since its inception in December 2004, about 60 buildings have been…

Where The Rubber Meets The Road

The idea of laying a rubber sidewalk might sound more like a college prank than a serious endeavour by a city public works department, but a Toronto-based company is betting Canadian municipalities like Toronto will take to the idea like a…

Gimme Shelter

Sticky solutionDow Building Solutions has added Instastik Quik Set to its product line, with an improved cure time of three to seven minutes, compared to 20 to 30 minutes for the previous formula. Instastick is a single-component form and…

Building Small Creating Big

Several years back, reports architect Eric Gauthier of Faucher Aubertin Brodeur Gauthier architects (FABG), there was considerable consternation in Montreal's design community about the city's cultural future. The source of this soul…

You Are Here

Two hours west of Toronto, the Niagara Escarpment knifes 725 kilometres through southern Ontario from Lake Erie north, forming a stiletto of land jutting into Georgian Bay known as the Bruce Peninsula. Along its rocky edges are…