ERA Architects

The Found Toronto Project

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E.R.A. Architects, along with Goldsmith Borgal & Company Ltd. Architects, and Taylor Hazell Architects Ltd., were invited by Harbourfront Centre to create installations in response to the idea of building on history.

E.R.A. Architects’ installation Found Toronto can now be viewed until June 14th, 2009 at Harbourfront Centre’s architecture gallery in the exhibition titled, Building on History.

The installation is part of an ongoing project by our firm to identify the city’s oldest buildings. If you have visited the exhibition and would like to contribute information on the buildings presented or on other buildings and spaces connected to the 1858 Boulton Atlas of Toronto, please leave us your comments below.

ERA Architects’ Installation at Harbourfront Centre

ERA Architects along with Goldsmith Borgal & Company Ltd. Architects and Taylor Hazell Architects Ltd. were invited by Harbourfront Centre to create installations in response to the idea of building on history. ERA Architects’ installation Found Toronto will be presented at Harbourfront Centre’s architecture gallery for the exhibition, Building on History.

This exhibition will also feature a selection of work from the photographic series Elegy for a Stolen Land by Peter Sibbald in response to his own reflections and questions posed by this idea.

Opening Reception:
Friday, January 23, 2009 | 6:00 – 10:00 PM
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto

The exhibition runs from January 23rd to June 14th. More information can be found here:

Harbourfront Centre | Architecture Winter 2009

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

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.

Concrete Toronto Launch – November 1

The Canadian Urban Institute presents monthly roundtable breakfast seminars. On Thursday November 8th, Michael McClelland and Graeme Stewart will be discussing “The Tower Renewal Project: New Ideas for Old Buildings”.

Tower Renewal

This past Monday Graeme Stewart and Michael McClelland of ERA presented their ideas for the renewal and environmental upgrade of Toronto’s neglected suburban high-rise neighbourhoods to Toronto’s executive council committee. They demonstrated how re-imagining these buildings, along with the unused open space around them, can considerably improve the social, economic and environmental sustainability of our city and region.

Check out the Globe and Mail article on their presentation at:
http://www.era.on.ca/graphics/articles/pdf/article_20.pdf

TORONTO the GOOD

It’s that time of year again for the annual Toronto the Good party presented by ERA Architects, Spacing Magazine, ‘murmur’, and the Toronto Society of Architects! Keep May 15th open in your calendars for another great night of celebration. For details go to http://www.torontothegood.org/

We have good reason to celebrate as ERA has announced the creation of 5 new Associate positions, including Scott Weir, Lindsay Reid, Philip Evans, Andrew Pruss and Robyn Huether.

Concrete Toronto

Coach House Books and ERA Architects are pleased to announce the receipt of a Canadian Council for the Arts Grant for their upcoming publication Concrete Toronto. Dedicated to the plentiful yet often misunderstood concrete structures from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s which define much of Toronto today, this publication re-examines this unique heritage and contemplates concrete’s role in shaping our city. Continue reading…