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A lifestyle shift in shopping habits

As yet another trend creeps into Canada from the United States, developers are rethinking the enclosed shopping centre format, choosing instead to construct more traditional open-air malls injected with a downtown High Street shopping and…

Buffalo on the Wright track

While some communities struggle to save one or two landmark buildings, the city of Buffalo has summoned the will and the resources to preserve and restore an architectural heritage that has at its heart some of the most important names in…

$350 million development reshaping Markham

MARKHAM, Ontario - Bayview Development Summit of Thornhill, Ontario has announced a $350-million redevelopment of the Thornhill shopping centre near Markham. The 18- acre redevelopment, called Markhamgate Summit, will be a mixed-use retail,…

Modern Programs in Historic Spaces

The residential liberal arts colleges of the U.S., while not wholly invisible, do not figure highly in media commentary compared to that country's major public research and private universities. Typically a handful of higher educational…

Q & A: The Finder of Lost Value

Philip Goldsmith, principal of Toronto-based Goldsmith, Borgal and Co. Ltd., is a leading authority on building conservation, adaptive reuse and restoration. His impressive list of projects includes the North Toronto Station/LCBO…

Products: It was a Very Green Year

This past year has been an exciting one in the world of green building. Every major city across North America has prominent examples of superb green buildings under construction. The supply chain for green buildings has never been better,…

A new batch of Brownies awarded

MONTREAL - The 7th annual Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) Brownie Awards celebrated 2007 with over 300 conference participants at Le Palais des congrs in old Montreal. The CUI Brownie Awards, sponsored by Canada Mortgage and Housing…
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