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Willowbank Visits Buckingham Palace

Press Release
May 21, 2018
Willowbank is pleased to announce it will be visiting the United Kingdom from May 20-23, 2018. The highlight is an invitation to Buckingham Palace for a reception celebrating the work of organizations under the Patronage of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, a leader in the sustainable regenera... +read

Willowbank Announces Scholarship Program

Press Release
May 21, 2018
 May 7, 2018 . . . Canada’s School of Restoration Arts at Willowbank is pleased to announce first-ever entrance scholarships for incoming students.  Newly established scholarships, sustained by a generous three-year funding commitment from the Dalglish Family Foundation, will suppor... +read

The Ward Cabaret - Performances June 20-22

John Lorinc
May 21, 2018
Performance at Lula Lounge, 2017
Performance at Lula Lounge, 2017
 For well over a century, St. John’s Ward, a.k.a., “The Ward,” was a working-class enclave in downtown Toronto, situated between Yonge and University, Queen and College. From the 1840s to the 1950s, this community became synonymous with immigration, poverty, vice and squalor. ... +read

The Globe and Mail:Rising land values in Vancouver spurring demolitions

Rising land values in Vancouver spurring demolitions

Kerry Gold
Jun 17, 2018

A demolition site in East Vancouver. A new study shows that it would take an average of 168 years for the energy-efficiency gains of a newly constructed single-family house to make up for the negative environmental impact of materials used in construction. John Lehmann   As sky-high hous... +read

Chatham Daily News: Redundant School to be re-purposed

LKDSB decides to repurpose school for alternative programs

Elwood Shreve, forwarded by Marlee Robinson
Jun 11, 2018

By Ellwood Shreve, Chatham Daily News Friday, June 8, 2018 9:35:28 EDT AMDaphne Zondag, principal of John N. Given Public School, led the organizing of a Farewell Open House in early May to mark the closure of the Chatham elementary school at the end of the current school year. The school will cont... +read

Smithsonian: Eusebio Leal, Havana's City Historian

The Man Who Saved Havana

Tony Perrottet
May 29, 2018
As its greatest old buildings were falling down, a fearless historian named Eusebio Leal remade the city into a stunning world destination Formerly an arcade and office building, dating to 1917, the structure underwent a city-led restoration and reopened last year as the Hotel Manzana Kempinski.&nb... +read

Globe and Mail: Leaside Photo Exhibition

When Toronto's upscale Leaside was a company town

Dave Le Blanc
May 25, 2018

Mister Company Man on the Company landStands every street and building in the townEvery park, every green, every home and dreamThe Company owns every piece of groundAnd everybody in the Company TownCompany Town by The Men They Couldn’t Hang, 1989 Examples of 'company town' houses at 121-123 ... +read

Globe and Mail:Leaside Exhibition

When Toronto

Dave LeBlanc
May 25, 2018

Mister Company Man on the Company land Stands every street and building in the town Every park, every green, every home and dream The Company owns every piece of ground And everybody in the Company Town Company Town by The Men They Couldnt Hang, 1989 If it had been named Wireville or Cableton... +read

Architecture Daily: Top Five Refurbishment Projects

Meet the Three Winners of the 2018 ArchDaily Refurbishment in Architecture Award

Diego Hernández
May 23, 2018

The polls are closed and the votes are in! With nearly 15,000 votes cast over the last three weeks, we are ready to unveil the winners of ArchDaily's inaugural Refurbishment in Architecture Awards. This crowdsourced architecture award, developed in partnership with MINI Clubman, showcases the best r... +read

Toronto Star: Remembrances of Stephen Otto

Stephen Otto was a champion of Toronto

Shawn Micallef
May 21, 2018
Stephen Otto on Queen Street West
Stephen Otto on Queen Street West
Stephen Otto was a champion of Torontos history By SHAWN MICALLEFStar Columnist Fri., May 11, 2018   One of the great joys and privileges of living and working in this city has been meeting and learning from people whove long tried ... +read

Toronto Star: Say Goodbye to Terra Cotta House, 20 Jerome Street

Historic 113-year-old terracotta-tiled home in west end to be demolished

Vjosa Isai
May 21, 2018

A terracotta-tiled home nestled on Jerome St. in the west end has stood 113 years. But the decades are catching up to it. In what city staff are calling a rare situation, the heritage-registered property is slated be demolished.    The building is not structurally sound. If you... +read

City Lab: Post Modernist Landmarks added to British Inventory

Britain Wants to Protect Its Postmodernist Architecture

Fears O'Sullivan, forwarded by Geoff Kettel
May 21, 2018

Following an announcement by Historic England, 17 buildings, the youngest of which was designed in 1991, will be preserved. It’s not hard to see why the newly listed buildings caught conservationists’ eyes. How old does a building have to be before it is deemed a historic monume... +read

Historica Canada Minute on Kensington Market

Kensington Market Heritage Minute launch

Historica
Oct 24, 2017
Baldwin Street, Catherine Nasmith
Baldwin Street, Catherine Nasmith
An interesting animated video on the evolution of Kensington Market, home to me and Built Heritage News.... +read

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