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Top off the Petrie: Fundraising Campaign Launch

Top off the Petrie: Fundraising Campaign Launch

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ROM Opens Gallery of Modern Design

ROM Press Release
Jan 09, 2017

  TORONTO, December 1, 2016 — The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) opens its new Gallery of Modern Design Featuring the iconic work of designers including Frank Lloyd Wright and Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann among others, the gallery traces the development of design in Europe and North America... +read

Top off the Petrie: Fundraising Campaign Launch

ACO Guelph
Dec 15, 2016

Help Save a Downtown Guelph Architectural Icon  The Petrie Building, a 134-year old architectural icon at 15 Wyndham Street North in the heart of Downtown Guelph needs a face-lift and the community’s help. The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO) is launching a $100,000 fundraising... +read

Bill 323 - Royal Architectural Institute of Canada supports Bill 323

RAIC supports Bill C-323

Jan 19, 2017

As a champion of prosperous, livable and healthy communities, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) expresses strong support for Bill C-323 which would create a 20 percent federal tax credit for rehabilitation of recognized historic places. The RAIC believes there is an important feder... +read Kaufman House in Kitchener by Eb Zeidler for sale

Spectacular 1959 time capsule Kaufman Estate in Kitchener, Ontario, designed by famed architect Eberhard Zeidler

Pam Kueber
Jan 16, 2017

Our first time capsule house of 2017 — and it is spectacular! This 1959 midcentury home — the Kaufman Estate in Kitchener, Ontario, was designed by famed Canadian architect Eberhard Zeidler. Zeidler was steeped in modern design theory via his education at Bauhaus University. After emigra... +read

Dan Schneider Blogspot: On the Gore

For Hamilton's Gore it's crunch time

Dan Schneider
Jan 09, 2017

Unbuilt Hamilton, which opened at The Art Gallery of Hamilton during the National Trust for Canada’s conference in that city last fall, is a fascinating exhibition about big building, planning and other projects in Hamilton that were never realized. [Note 1].   Among these is a 1983 pro... +read

Stouffville Sun-Tribune - Demolition of 200 Year Old Quaker home

Heritage Advisory Committee chair expresses regret over Woodbine house demolition

Ali Raza
Jan 09, 2017

The town should commission reports for heritage buildings instead of developers, says Heritage Advisory Committee chair Bob Curgenven. Responding to the Sun-Tribune’s story on the demolition of a house on 17166 Woodbine Ave., Curgenven said the Heritage Advisory Committee was dedicated to giv... +read

Canadian Architect: PMB proposes tax credits for Heritage Buildings

New Bill will limit destruction and encourage rehabilitation of Canadian heritage buildings

Canadian Architect Press Release
Jan 09, 2017
Conservative critic for Canadian Heritage and National Historic Sites Peter Van Loan introduced a Private Member’s Bill that would create a 20 per cent tax credit for rehabilitation of recognized historic places. The Bill is seconded by Peter Kent, the Member of Parliament for Thornhill. Bill... +read Landmark Modernist home from Keck + Keck demolished

A.J. LaTrace
Jan 03, 2017
Landmark modernist home from Keck + Keck
Landmark modernist home from Keck + Keck
After a lengthy effort from preservationists to save a prominent midcentury home from the architects Keck + Keck, the glassy home has been demolished and the property cleared for sale as vacant land. According to Crain’s, the sprawling 27 acre property is being listed for nearly $9 million. Th... +read

Sunnyside Historical Society: Toronto East York Community Council block another Designation

The Drake Hotel Plays the Heritage Destruction Game

Jack Gibney
Jan 03, 2017

The City’s Heritage Preservation Services Recommended Designation. But the Drake, the Councillor and FGDMA had other plans. How to Play the Heritage Destruction Game. Hide the historic beauty until people forget about it, paint it, cover it with siding or stucco. Allow deterioration with no ... +read

Dezeen:London rejects David Chipperfield Design

Chipperfield's plans for Tracey Emin residence and studio rejected

Tracy Mairs, forwarded by Max Allen
Dec 28, 2016

David Chipperfield Architects' proposal for a new east London home and studio for British artist Tracey Emin has been refused planning permission. Chipperfield's scheme, which proposed the demolition of a 1920s block at 66-68 Bell Lane to make way for a new five-storey building, was turned down by ... +read

Petrolia Topic: Fairbank Mansion threatened

An architectural gem: residents band together for Fairbank Mansion

Melissa Schilz
Dec 28, 2016

Concerns have been raised over a minor variance application submitted by the owner of the Fairbank Mansion property. David Burnie, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, has been working in conjunction with Robert Dale Consulting Engineers, based in Sarnia. Together they have submitted a plan to the Town of Petro... +read

OHA + M Blog: The long-sought heritage tax incentive?

Finally, a federal tax incentive for heritage?

Dan Schneider
Dec 22, 2016
In a surprise move legislation has been introduced in Parliament that would provide income tax incentives for restoring heritage buildings in Canada. Peter Van Loan, MP for the Ontario riding of York-Simcoe and Conservative Critic for Canadian Heritage and National Historic Sites, introduced a priv... +read

Toronto Star: Tax disaster looming at 401 Richmond Street

401 Richmond arts haven facing huge tax hike

Murray Whyte
Dec 16, 2016

401 Richmond, a long-standing downtown haven for dozens of non-profit arts and culture organizations, is grappling with a property tax increase in January likely to cripple the many tenants it has long sheltered from skyrocketing market rents.  In a matter of weeks, tenants... +read

National Trust Website: How to support Private Members Bill

Voice Your Support - Federal Incentives for the Rehabilitation of Canada's Historic Places Voice Your Support Federal Incentives for the Rehabilitation of Canada

National Trust for Canada
Dec 15, 2016

Voice Your Support Federal Incentives for the Rehabilitation of Canada’s Historic Places On December 1, 2006, a private members bill to create tax credits for historic places was tabled in the House of Commons. Bill C-323 – An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (Rehabilitation of Historic... +read

Urban Toronto: Eglinton Theatre a National Historic Site

Parks Canada Names Eglinton Theatre a National Historic Site

Jack Landau
Nov 22, 2016

During the first half of the 20th century, Eglinton Avenue through Midtown Toronto was a far cry from the bustling thoroughfare we know today. In the decades before the Yonge subway first opened in 1954 with a northern terminus at Eglinton, the Forest Hill area was still a developing suburban commun... +read

Continuing Education Course: Toronto's Neighbourhood Architecture
Wednesdays, Mar. 8 - Apr. 26, 2017 (8 sessions)
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Continuing Education Course: Architecture of Southern Ontario
Tuesdays, Jan. 10 - Feb. 28, 2017 (8 sessions)
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Unbuilt Hamilton Exhibition
Now through February 20, 2017
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