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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…

Illuminating Architecture

Paris is called the City of Light for the flair with which most of its historic monuments and many of its architectural gems are illuminated externally after dark.Then there is Vancouver, which isn't Paris, but in its own unassuming yet…

New Park at Lake Ontario

TORONTO -- Field Operations, a New York-based landscape architecture firm, has been commissioned by the Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation (TWRC) to design a new 500-acre park on the shore of Lake Ontario in Toronto. The project,…

Preventing The Next Caledonia

The unfortunate truth is that land rights disputes between First Nations and non-natives pre-date the founding of Canada. Since 1867, the responsibility for managing First Nations land rights was held by the Crown, and since then a…

At Play In The Park

Maimonides Park, first developed in the 1960s when Cte Saint Luc was a rapidly developing suburb of Montreal, is characterized by two distinct spatial realities: located adjacent to the sprawling Cte Saint Luc railyards, the park is an…

Beware of free margaritas

If you're a builder, you've probably heard about Greenbuild, the annual gathering of the U.S. Green Building Council. If not, you will. The conference brought more than 15,000 builders, architects, designers and other environmentally-minded…

The “other” Chapter 11

Most readers of Building magazine will not instantly be able to ascribe a meaning to Chapter 11 since it is not a term which comes up often in the construction and development industry. Those in the industry who deal with cross-border…

Going green is good business

Weaning American culture off its dependence on fossil fuels will be one of the most important processes of the modern age. Like any addiction, this Herculean task will take a long and painful course, made worse by the lack of any clear…