Gallery 1313 in Parkdale is hosting an architecturally-themed exhibition to tie in with this year’s Doors Open festival. The show is curated by Toronto Star urban issues and architecture correspondent Christopher Hume. In the gallery’s own words;
this exhibition gives artists a unique opportunity to explore the influences of local architecture in their artistic practice. The exhibition pays homage to [Doors Open] and allows the public an opportunity to make a further connection with city architecture by viewing the creative process that has inspired these artists.
ERA’s William MacIvor will have a few pieces on show, including collage-based adaptive reuse studies of the oft-neglected R.L. Hearn Generating Station. Be sure and drop in while you’re out exploring the built environment this weekend.
An Exhibition Inspired by Doors Open
May 26th – June 9th 2010
Reception May 27th 6:30-10pm
1313 Queen St. West
Gallery Hours Wed – Sun 1-6pm
Above graphic by ERA Architects.
Harbourfront Centre regularly hosts a forum series called View Points that “explores issues in contemporary culture and showcases current culture-makers”.
To coincide with the current Community Centred exhibition at the Architecture Gallery, a forum titled “Inside the City” is set for next Thursday February 25th at 7:00 pm at Harbourfront. Ian Chodikoff will be moderating the event that will include Joe Lobko, Helena Grdadolnik, Michael McClelland, and Graeme Stewart.
Photograph by Tom Bilenkey
Harbourfront Centre | Inside the City
We often talk about density in terms of numerical ratios, or other quantitative abstractions. Our intention here is to try and map the spatial experience of specific densities to their numerical signifiers, and then relate these examples directly to similar conditions in Toronto.
Continue reading the full post below for expanded versions of the neighbourhood and density studies shown at the COMMUNITY CENTRED exhibition.
and photographs from the next morning, with a few less people:
Density is one of the key tools currently used for planning cities. Architects, planners, and policy makers all use density as a calibration of the city.
We want to make our cities better, more vital, more full of possibilities. As our cities change, we want to propose change intelligently. To change intelligently, we need to understand density.
For the ERA installation at the Harbourfront Centre, as part of the COMMUNITY CENTRED exhibition, we asked our office to contribute examples of places they had recently visited. How did density affect built form? How did density affect the quality of the environment?
We often discuss density in terms of numerical ratios, or other quantitative abstractions. Our intention with this installation is to try and map the spatial experience of specific densities to their numerical signifiers, as free of imported bias (culture, context, etc) as possible.
By assembling this information we are now able to consider: how do Toronto’s neighbourhoods compare?
Please join us for the opening reception:
Friday January 22, 2010
6:00 to 10:00pm
York Quay Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Many hands working many long hours to get everything ready for the upcoming density installation at the Harbourfront Centre… hope you can join us for the opening on Friday – details above!
ERA is currently preparing a new installation for the Harbourfront Centre, focusing on the ways in which density affects our lives. This is part of the COMMUNITY CENTRED exhibit with Public Workshop and du Toit Architects Limited.
The opening reception:
Friday January 22, 2010
6:00 to 10:00pm
York Quay Centre
235 Queens Quay West
For more information about the exhibit please visit the Harbourfront Centre website.
ERA is currently preparing a new installation for the Harbourfront Centre, focusing on the ways in which density affects our lives. The grand opening is from 6 to 10pm on Friday, January 22nd.
Further details to follow…
Vancouver Matters received an award in the Visual Communications category at this week’s Design Exchange Awards event. The book was also recently awarded at the Alcuin Society’s 27th Annual Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada.
Photo by Jason Vanderhill
On May 15th 2009, Michael McClelland and Graeme Stewart went down to Boston, MA to participate in the reception for Concrete Toronto exhibit held at pinkcomma gallery.
Please follow the link below for more information:
Concrete Toronto at Pinkcomma
During his time in Vancouver, Joey Giaimo’s involvement in a project considering the impact of urban and architectural changes on the city led to the development of the recently released book, Vancouver Matters.
Published by Blueimprint books, Vancouver Matters presents various readings of the city by numerous contributors who teach, live and work there. Representing Vancouver’s history and present materiality through writing, drawing, and photography; Vancouver Matters offers a critical examination of the city’s faults and opportunities.
Additional information can be found at http://www.vancouvermatters.ca
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 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.
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
We can see why the cool kids are moving to Hamilton: it’s got sublime architecture, an arts scene–and those prices
Scott Weir, National Post
Published: Saturday, November 15, 2008
Please follow the link below to read the full article:
The Secret’s Out: Why the cool kids are moving to Hamilton
Please follow the link below to read the full article that was featured in the National Post.
What Lies Beneath – 2008 Heritage Toronto Awards
Article featured in the Toronto Society of Architects late summer publication.
Written by Michael McClelland and Graeme Stewart.
A small Italian town offers a soothing break for those who take the time to get to know it.
Featured in the National Post
Written by Scott Weir
Rome’s cottage country – National Post
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:
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
The Concrete Toronto Book has made it to the Wallpaper website.
Please see below for the link to the full
November 23, 2007 – 6:00 – 9:00pm
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”.
In the National Post series, What Lies Beneath, ERA Associate Scott Weir uncovers the authentic details of Toronto’s residential architecture. Check out our publications page to view the entire series. http://www.era.on.ca/about/publications/
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…