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WAR Flowers - A Touring Art Exhibition explores human nature in wartime through floriography, sculpture and scent.

Campbell House Press Release
Feb 12, 2018
Visit the WAR Flowers website: https://warflowers.caCampbell House Hours and Admission Info: Toronto, Ontario, January 23, 2018 - During the First World War, Canadian soldier George Stephen Cantlie picked flowers from the fields and gardens of war-torn Europe and s... +read

Cobourg's Sidbrook Suffering from Demolition by Neglect

Gail Rayment
Feb 12, 2018
courtesy Northumberland News
courtesy Northumberland News
Sidbrook, a “chic…Italianate Villa” in Cobourg, designed by the eminent architect Kivas Tully, was built in 1857. For a hundred years, as home to well-connected families who enhanced it by adding a west wing, a third storey, a portico supported by four Corinthian columns, Sidbrook... +read

Alton Mill Arts Centre Opens Doors for Heritage Days

Alton Mill Press Release
Feb 08, 2018

Contact: Pearl Schachter,, 905-805-1064 For Immediate Release     Visit one of Canada’s Cultural Gems and Uncover Secrets of Caledon’s Industrial Past! Caledon, ON - The Alton Mill Arts Centre is pleased to welcome the public for a special collaborative... +read

Call for Papers: National Trust for Canada Conference 2018

Feb 08, 2018

The conference is in Frederiction, New Brunswick this year. Last time we were there the hospitality was outstanding.  There are a wide range of topics being sought, so put your hat in the ring. For more information... +read

The Renewed National Arts Centre: Kipnes Lantern Misses the Mark

Catherine Nasmith
Feb 08, 2018
From National Arts Centre website
From National Arts Centre website
I had a lovely mid-winter break in Ottawa. From our hotel window we had a great view of Confederation Square, the canal and the newly renovated National Arts Centre, a long time favourite building of mine. First let me say hats off to Diamond Schmitt Architects for a sensitive alteration which has o... +read

Globe and Mail: Eugene Janiss Architect

The Janiss genius: An architect who made his mark on Toronto

Dave LeBlanc
Feb 16, 2018
Apartment Building, Graydon Hall
Apartment Building, Graydon Hall
Latvian-born designer Eugene Janiss was known for his bold visions that often challenged traditional sensibilities  The original lobby of 123 Edward St., Toronto, designed by architect Eugene Janiss.  VIJA JANISS TRIPP  DAVE LEBLANC SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE A... +read

Heritage blog OHA+M relocates to UWaterloo

OHA+M Moves to Waterloo

Dan Schneider
Feb 16, 2018

In The Blog Takes a Bow late last year I signalled that OHA+M would be relocating to the website of UWaterloos Heritage Resources Centre. Well, cest arrivé! The hosting of the blog by the HRC was announced January 15 at the HRCs annual general meeting in Waterloo. It goes without sayin... +read

Oshawa This Week: Former McLaughlin House at Risk

Heritage Oshawa wants home associated with industrialist Robert McLaughlin preserved

Reka Szekely
Feb 15, 2018

       OSHAWA -- Jane Clark and Heritage Oshawa are asking that the home at 195 Simcoe St. N. be designated as a heritage property. The house was once home to Robert McLaughlin, who founded the McLaughlin Carriage Company that later became General Motors Canada. February 12, 2018. - Ryan Pf... +read

Globe and Mail: Tuck-pointing

The lost art of tuckpointing reborn in Toronto

Dave LeBlanc
Feb 12, 2018

This process, popular in the 19th century, involves using lime-based mortars and results in a wall dressed in a sharp grid of thin, raised 'ribbons' between each brick  The semi-detached, Second Empire homes at 62 – 64 Charles St. E., Toronto, built by contractor Arthur Col... +read

Windsor Star: No Designation for MacDonald House

Wrecker's ball looms after council refuses heritage protection for home

Brian Cross
Feb 08, 2018
Windsor Star photo
Windsor Star photo
A motion to historically designate the former home of one of Windsor’s most prominent 20th-century figures was defeated by the majority of councillors Monday, paving the way for its demolition by the University of Windsor. “It’s a house, it’s not the person,” Ward 2 ... +read

Globe and Mail: Toronto's Commerce Court

Deco, modern and what's next? The historic home of CIBC could get a dramatic revamp

Alex Bozikovic
Feb 08, 2018
Architects David Pontarini and Michael McLelland, Globe and Mail Photo
Architects David Pontarini and Michael McLelland, Globe and Mail Photo
The nature of corporate work has changed, and Commerce Court – the four-building complex at King and Bay that is one of the most significant and symbolic works of architecture in the country – is poised to change, too  The North tower of Commerce Court in Toronto... +read

CBC: Century home in Davisville

Residents, councillor hope to rescue century home faced with demolition"

Michael Smee
Feb 01, 2018
Residents, councillor hope to rescue century home faced with demolition Balliol Street house has a 130-year-old pedigree in Davisville neighbourhood Longtime Balliol Street resident Christine Yankou says she's worried about what sort of structure could replace the century home at 505 Balli... +read

St. Catharines Standard: Plan for Port Dalhousie

Long-awaited plan for Port Dalhousie arrives

Karena Walter
Jan 30, 2018

File photo of Murphy's Tavern in Port Dalhousie from Tuesday April 25 2017. Print   City council has been presented its long-awaited draft Port Dalhousie secondary master plan Monday, but some members of the public are disappointed it took so long.  “You... +read

Globe and Mail: Archeology and reconciliation

Excavating Canada's past with a newly critical eye

Eric Andres-Gee
Jan 28, 2018
Mohawk Institute, Brantford
Mohawk Institute, Brantford
He's a broad-shouldered 6 foot 2, but Paul Racher walks softly and with an almost apologetic stoop through the grounds of an old residential school. It's the gait of someone visiting a cemetery or a famous battlefield. The Mohawk Institute was a bit of both during the almost 150 years it operated h... +read

Toronto Star: Cleaning the Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal headed for a good, long bath

KAI SCHULTZ, New York Times
Jan 23, 2018

Pollution has blackened and yellowed much of the facade, so a thorough cleaning has been prescribed to restore the building’s beauty.  Though tourist numbers have dropped at the Taj Mahal in recent years, tens of thousands of people still visit every day. &... +read

Globe and Mail: Old City Hall....Museum of Toronto!?

After years of neglect, Old City Hall deserves Toronto

Alex Bozikovic
Jan 22, 2018

Old City Hall towers over Toronto. The grand sandstone pile stands at the top of the Bay Street canyon, its carvings and gables testifying to Victorian Toronto's ambition and craftsmanship. It's time to bring that history back to light. In a report being delivered to City ... +read

Globe and Mail: Adaptive Re-use in Hamilton

Hamilton, show us how it's done

Dave Le Blanc
Jan 22, 2018

A local architect has turned a rusting row of abandoned industrial buildings into a lesson in adaptive reuse.  Cool Urban Towns at Nos. 7, 9 and 11 Brock St. in Hamilton.  Architect Bill Curran has thrown down the gauntlet in his native Hamilton & hard. "It's pretty extr... +read

Canadian Architect: The Revitalization of Heritage

Bernard Flaman, SAA FRAIC
Jan 22, 2018
In the summer of 2004, I curated a small exhibition at Saskatoon’s Mendel Art Gallery that coincided with the 40th anniversary of its construction. Character and Controversy sought to tell a story about Saskatchewan’s modernist architecture and introduce the idea that these... +read

Historica Canada Minute on Kensington Market

Kensington Market Heritage Minute launch

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

Ontario Place Winterfestival
December 8-March
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