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Bala Museum: CO-OWNERS OF BALA

Jack and Linda Hutton
Nov 24, 2017

          The co-owners of Bala’s Museum say the discovery of an historic rock this week at the Bala Falls hydro plant work site may be the most important archeological find in the last half century of Bala’s history.   But Jack and Linda Hutton, who ... +read

Green Blankstein Russell: An Architectural Legacy - new book

Susan Algie
Nov 20, 2017

Known for their designs for Winnipegs City Hall (1964) and the Winnipeg International Airport (1964), Green Blankstein Russell (GBR) and Associates, founded in 1932, were a key influencer of Winnipegs landscape and pioneered the inclusion of women and minority groups in architectural practice. The... +read

Preservation and Protection of Historic Places in Canada

National Trust for Canada
Nov 20, 2017

#ChangeTheGame4Heritage – You are invited The next few weeks are critical ones for the heritage sector. In late November, the Environment Committee is expected to report back to Parliament on Bill C-323 – An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act (Rehabilitation of Historic Property) and also ... +read

St. Catharines Standard: Port Dalhousie Redevelopment

City asked to save developers from themselves

Doug Herod
Dec 14, 2017
St. Catharines Standard Banner
St. Catharines Standard Banner
  A St. Catharines city council meeting is held at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre for discussion of the Port Dalhousie tower project on Tuesday. (Julie Jocsak/Standard Staff)   OK, about Grandson of Port Tower … Relax, this latest analysis of St. Catharines&... +read

Toronto Star: Owen Sound Jail for Sale

Jailhouse charm at a bargain basement price

Tess Kalinowski, forwarded by Stephen Otto
Dec 13, 2017

Owen Sound is looking for a developer to take up the challenge of its historic courthouse and prison.   So what if the “courtyard” used to be a walled exercise yard and the ensuite bathrooms are incorporated into jail cells?  In Toronto, those featu... +read

Gizmodo:Moving Building Photos

Unbelievable Photos of the Most Challenging Structural Relocations


Dec 08, 2017

Including photos of moving the temple of Abu Simbel Temples in Egypt, 1965... +read

Winnipeg Free Press: New Book on Green Blankstein Russell and Associates

Firm left indelible mark on Winnipeg

Danielle Da Silva
Dec 07, 2017

Green Blankstein Russell and Associates’ legacy captured in book   SUPPLIED PHOTO BY HENRY KALEN The Norquay Building (401 York Ave.) is pictured in 1960. It was the tallest building in downtown Winnipeg at the time of its construction. It was designed by Gilbert Parfitt ... +read

Strong Towns: Strengths of Fine Grained Towns

Granularity

Andrew Price
Nov 29, 2017
Granularity is a hard word to explain. The word 'granular' is used to describe something that is made up of smaller elements, and 'granularity' is how small or large those elements are. If the elements are small, we call it 'fine-grained', and if the elements are large we call it 'coars... +read

Hamilton Spectator: Good News from the Gore

Two more facades to be preserved on historic Gore Park buildings: developer

Teviah Moro
Nov 29, 2017
  The developer planning residential units in the Gore Park block now intends to save all the existing heritage facades. - John Rennison,The Hamilton Spectator  The developers behind a plan to build a residential complex overlooking Gore Park now say all of the ... +read

Toronto Star: Oshawa's Parkwood Estate

King Edward of England ordered a McLaughlin-Buick after a visit to Oshawa

Valerie Hauch
Nov 27, 2017

The home of Canada’s first auto baron was Samuel McLaughlin has been visited by royals and movie stars.   Robert Samuel McLaughlin employed 24 gardeners at one time to maintain the Parkwood Estate's gardens.  For 55 years, the Parkwood Estate — whic... +read

Muskoka News Watch: Unexpected Archaeological Find at Bala Falls

Piece Of History Unearthed At Bala Falls Dig

Matt Sitler
Nov 24, 2017

A large boulder with words carved into it that appear to date back to 1888 and 1919 has been unearthed at the Bala Falls construction dig. The work, being done in advance of a planned new hydro plant there, uncovered the find earlier this week during an excavation of soil at the location where ... +read

Chicago Tribune: The Architecture of Real Life

In defense of the patched-up, added-on, built up architecture of real life

Ron Grossman
Nov 23, 2017

  The day I dropped out of architecture school, l walked through one neighborhood after another. It was my habit to take my quandaries and conflicts to Chicago’s streets, and this was a biggie. The architecture career choice wasn’t mine. The only family member regularly ... +read

Globe and Mail: Losing Buildings in Toronto

Which Toronto buildings deserve heritage protection?

Alex Bozikovic
Nov 20, 2017
Unprotected Robinson Cottages, At Risk
Unprotected Robinson Cottages, At Risk
  The Garrison Common Cottages, also known as the Robinson Cottages, are one-storey houses southeast of Trinity Bellwoods Park. They predate Confederation, lack heritage protection and some have been demolished recently. The house at 40 Mitchell Ave., righ... +read

Globe and Mail: Expensive Steak at Toronto's Casa Loma

Casa Loma's BlueBlood revitalization

John Semley
Nov 20, 2017

The new high-end steakhouse offers a dining experience its owners hope both tourists and Torontonians can appreciate In 2014, Liberty Entertainment Group was awarded a 20-year-lease to take over operations of Casa Loma. One of the objectives of the newly opened restaurant, B... +read

Globe and Mail: Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design

Hiding in plain sight

Dave LeBlanc
Nov 20, 2017
Daniels Graduate Studio, spectacular roof
Daniels Graduate Studio, spectacular roof
  The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at Knox College, part of the University of Toronto. The original Knox College portion is on the left, facing south down Spadina Avenue.  "Have you seen the new faculty of architectu... +read

W.BEZ: Johnson Publishing Building, Chicago

The Fading Extravagance Of The Johnson Publishing Building

Lakeidra Chavis, forwarded by Tamara Anson-Cartwright
Nov 20, 2017

Andrew Gill/WBEZ For more than 40 years, the Johnson Publishing building was home to Ebony and Jetmagazines, important cultural institutions that chronicled black success in America. The 11-story building now sits vacant on Michigan Avenue in the South Loop aft... +read

Toronto Star: Severance or Weston HCD?

A Weston homeowner wants to split his large lot and build two houses. Many of his neighbours want to stop him

Alex Mckeen
Nov 18, 2017
A development proposal to knock down an old house and put up two new ones is part of a larger conflict between heritage and intensification. Dave Bennett and Cherri Hurst are part of a group trying to broaden the boundaries of a Weston heritage conservation district, which places additional restrict... +read

PLACES: Benjamin Franklin College, Yale University for Sale

Tradition for sale

Belmont Freeman
Nov 16, 2017

With the 2016 refurbishing of the Beinecke Rare Book Library, Gordon Bunshafts translucent marble reliquary built in 1963, Yale completed a decade-long program of renovating the universitys collection of mid-20th century architectural masterpieces. Also last year the Yale Center for British Art  ... +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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