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CITIES on multi-city tour

In celebration of its 175th anniversary this year, Scotiabank Group is sponsoring a multi-city tour of the work of Midland, Ontarioborn painter John Hartman. Entitled Cities: John Hartman, the exhibition features paintings and sketches of…

Canuck mortgages 101: Part Deux

Early termination rights, no default interest and the ways that Canadians define "interest" keep foreign mortgage-lenders on their toes. In the October/November 2007 issue of Building, this column introduced readers to a number of quirks…

Building Beautiful Cities

Helsinki, with population, climate and infrastructural conditions similar to many Canadian cities, is considered by many as a model that might well serve our own struggling urban centres. The city, argued the late Italian architect Aldo…

Metrolinx’s $497 million expansion plans

TORONTO -- Metrolinx, the new name for the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority, has been allocated $497 million of provincial money for key transit projects in the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton. The projects includes several…

Bounce back

A quiet cousin compared to the flamboyance of roof gardens or solar electric roofing systems, reflective roof technology can nevertheless be a useful tool in reducing a building's impact on the environment.The construction industry is…

Silver was the original Green

Several recently constructed buildings in Canada show that metal buildings continue to be an effective green building solution.Long considered one of the most cost-effective ways to construct low-rise buildings, metal buildings have also…

Wind power booming

OTTAWA -- The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) has reported Canada's second-highest year for emission-free wind energy. Canada's total installed capacity has grown to 1,846 MW with the addition of 386 MW of new wind energy…

The Future of Global Cities

The globalizing market, telecommunications, information technology, shared corporate-political strategies -- these will render commonplace what cities had hoped to offer in the past. Significant cities will offer the same amenities. What…
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