Architecture

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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 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

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

Concrete Toronto

By Michael McClelland & Graeme Stewart
Edited by Michael McClelland

Toronto is a concrete city. From international landmarks to civic buildings to cultural institutions to metropolitan infrastructure and the single-family home, reminders of the era of 'brutalist' architecture surround Torontonians. But for how long? As architectural fashion ... Read more

East/West

Edited by Nancy Byrtus, Mark Fram, and Michael McClelland

Let's say you want to know which famous Canadian poet lived in the Waverley Hotel for seven years, constantly changing rooms in fear of RCMP bugs. Or you live at 44 Walmer and want to know what on earth they were thinking with those balconies. Or you want to know what's behind ... Read more

Full Frontal T.O.

Text by Shawn Micallef
By (photographer) Patrick Cummins

Winner of the 2013 Heritage Toronto Award of Excellence
Shortlisted for the 2013 Toronto Book Award

The Toronto streetscape: how it looks, lives and changes over time, documented in over 400 photographs. For over thirty years, Patrick Cummins has been wandering the streets of ... Read more

Glorious Light: The Stained Glass of Fredericton

By John Leroux

Fredericton, New Brunswick, is home to hundreds of stained-glass windows dating from the mid-nineteenth century through to the present day. In Glorious Light, architect and art historian John Leroux directs our eyes to the way in which the multifaceted ideological and spiritual ... Read more