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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…

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…