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305 Lost Buildings of Canada

By Raymond Biesinger & Alex Bozikovic

A National Bestseller

The legacies of theaters, hotels, fire stations, flour mills, and more — torn down, burned down, and otherwise lost — are uncovered in this bittersweet collection. Using archival photographs, blueprints, and written reports, Raymond Biesinger has rendered ... Read more

A Natural Balance

By Alex Novell & John Leroux

A botanical garden should be more than a repository of plants: it should be a place for people to enjoy the natural world and to participate in learning and research. The creators of the K. C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens at Acadia ... Read more

A Place in Mind

By Avi Friedman

A Place in Mind: Designing Cities for the 21st Century is the result of Avi Friedman's worldwide quest for successful environments where people congregate and feel comfortable. Whether he writes of the conviviality of a teahouse in Istanbul; the serenity of Assisi; the squatter ... Read more

A Portrait of Canada’s Parliament

By William McElligott
Edited by Lyette Fortin
Foreword by Adrienne Clarkson

 

A stunning visual exploration of Canada’s most recognized building accompanied by a comprehensive study of its history, in a coffee-table worthy volume.

The Centre Block, the iconic parliament building that has come to be Canada’s foremost representation, was closed in ... Read more

A Progressive Traditionalist

By Glenn McArthur

Winner of the Heritage Toronto Award

John M. Lyle (1872–1945) was an anomaly among architects: a Beaux-Arts classicist who nevertheless found much inspiration in modernism, allowing his own traditionalist practice to be affected in form and detail by a brave new emphasis on ... Read more

A View from the Porch

By Avi Friedman

A View from the Porch is an illuminating collection of 22 essays about the points where design touches life and the big and small things that make us appreciate, or become disconnected from, our homes and neighbourhoods. Drawing on his experiences as an architect, planner, world ... Read more

A Vision in Wood and Stone

By John Leroux
By (artist) Thaddeus Holownia

Founded as an academy for boys in 1839, Mount Allison University has grown into one of Canada’s most highly-revered undergraduate institutions. The vision of excellence that motivated its founders had a tremendous impact on the university’s success, influencing not only ... Read more

Black Creek Pioneer Village

By Helma Mika, Nick Mika, and Gary Thompson

Black Creek Pioneer Village: Toronto’s Living History Village is a recreation of a typical crossroads community found in Southern Ontario during the 1800s. Nestled on 56 acres of tranquility, the village is a step-back-in-time, a respite from the towering buildings and bustling ... Read more

Building a University

By John Leroux

The University of New Brunswick started in 1785 with a formal petition to the Crown. From its initial shared schoolhouse accommodations to the opening of its own monumental stone quarters overlooking the town of Fredericton in 1829, UNB enjoyed slow but steady growth in the ... Read more

Building New Brunswick

Edited by John Leroux
By John Leroux, Gary Hughes, Robert Leavitt, and Stuart Smith

Building New Brunswick takes us on a journey through time and place to discover this province's architectural legacy. Beginning with the homes of the Mi'kmaq and Maliseet, we move forward through the past: Acadian and Loyalist settlement, colonial and post-colonial periods, both ... Read more