ERA Architects

34th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards

On Monday October 27th, ERA Architects Inc. received an Award of Excellence for the Wesley Building (299 Queen Street West). ERA also received an honourable mention for the Regal Road School Portico project.

Concrete Toronto received an Award of Excellence in the book category.

Scott Weir was honoured with an Award of Merit for his “What Lies Beneath” series, that was featured in the National Post, Post Homes.

2008 CAHP Award

Concrete Toronto received an Award of Merit in the Communications Category, from the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals.

The 34th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards

We are pleased to announce that the Heritage Toronto Board has selected the following ERA projects as finalists in the upcoming 34th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards.

Wesley Building at 299 Queen Street West
(William Greer Architectural Conservation & Craftsmanship Award)

Regal Road Public School Portico
(William Greer Architectural Conservation & Craftsmanship Award)

Concrete Toronto: A Guide Book to Concrete Architecture from the Fifties to the Seventies
(Book category)

“What Lies Beneath” Newspaper Series by Scott Weir
(Media category)

The 34th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards will take place Monday October 27, 2008 at the Carlu.

For more information visit the Heritage Toronto website at
http://www.heritagetoronto.org.

Suburban Speculations

This panelist discussion will be held tonight from

5:00pm to 7:00pm

It will be taking place at the Munk Centre for International Relations.

Campbell Conference Facility
1 Devonshire Place

Tower Renewal

On September 2nd the Executive Committee at the City of Toronto unanimously passed the Mayor’s Report on Tower Renewal as well as the Opportunities Book, prepared for the City of Toronto by ERA Architects and the City of Toronto.

For more information, visit Toronto Tower Renewal

Fringe Benefits

Cosmopolitan Dynamics of a Multicultural City

Curated by Ian Chodikoff

Opening Reception will be taking place on
Wednesday July 9 starting at 7:00pm

The exhibit will be taking place at the
Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street

To view work by ERA Architects Inc. displayed at Fringe Benefits, please use the following link:

http://www.era.on.ca/blogs/towerrenewal/?p=144

Heritage Toronto – Poster Design Finalists

If you missed seeing the Heritage Toronto 2008 Poster Design finalists at the Toronto the Good party you can view the work at the Urbanscape Architectural Gallery which is located at
2959 Dundas St.W

The opening reception is this Friday June 20 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Concrete Toronto Music

Toronto indie and contemporary musicians get brutalist on iconic city buildings

Sunday June 1

2-5pm

Ontario Science Centre
770 Don Mills Rd

*Free with admission to OSC

Or purchase tickets: $20 regular/15$ member INCLUDING SCHOOL BUS RIDE from Music Gallery
(meet at 12:45pm)

Advance tickets available at: http://www.ticketweb.ca

More info: http://www.musicgallery.org

Presented by the Music Gallery as part of the soundaXis festival

TORONTO the GOOD

TORONTO THE GOOD: MAY 27th

WHEN: Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 starting at 7pm
WHERE: Fermenting Cellar, Distillery District
HOW MUCH: $10 gets you into the site, plus food • CASH BAR
DJs: Track Meet
ATTIRE: dress to impress, but not enforced

RSVP: email rsvp@torontothegood.org

WEB: http://www.torontothegood.org

Dear Torontonians,

The Festival of Architecture and Design is here again, and the folks at ERA Architects, Spacing Magazine, Toronto Society of Architects, Heritage Toronto, Wireless Toronto, and [murmur] have come together to throw the fourth annual Toronto the Good party to celebrate our city.

This year, Toronto The Good wants attendees to explore an idea: planners, architects, developers, and interested residents from around the world are using a new tool – the urban centre – to educate the public and debate local development issues. Cities such as London, Amsterdam, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco have a place for the masses to come and learn about how their metropolis has grown and where it is headed.

Does Toronto need a similar centre? If so, what should it do and where should it be located? At the event, we want you to talk to your friends and colleagues, and even strangers, about your thoughts on this topic.

The party’s programme includes the now traditional stickering of the Big Map of Toronto, the results of TSA’s annual poster design competition, the last of Ballenford Books’ Toronto postcard series, a public text message display created by Wireless Toronto’s offshoot Toronto Media Lab, background but danceable music by the DJ trio Track Meet, and other charming activities. Come out May 27th to have a drink with people who care about your city.

Harbourfront Reading Series

International Readings at Harbourfront Centre with Mark Kingwell, Michael McClelland, Graeme Stewart

Wednesday, May 14th at 7:30pm in the Brigantine Room

Part of the 4th annual Festival of Architecture and Design (fAd), this reading, talk and slide-show presentation features Mark Kingwell, Michael McClelland and Graeme Stewart. All three authors then take part in a round-table discussion on the subject of Sacred Space, moderated by Lisa Rapoport.

TCA Award

The Toronto Construction Association awarded Vanbot’s Construction Corporation the 2007 “Best of the Best” award for Project Achievement in the completion of Renaissance ROM.

As part of the project team, ERA Architects received a Certificate of Excellence from the Toronto Construction Association for contributions to the project.