New Wind Farm in Ontario

RIPLEY, Ontario -- The Canadian division of Spain-based sustainable development company Acciona and energy company Suncor Energy Products of Calgary have announced the start of construction on their $176-million, 76-megawatt (MW) wind power…

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…

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…

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…
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