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One Spadina Crescent: When All is Finally Revealed…….

by ERA Architects

...Presbyterian Church bought the land and commissioned architects James Smith & John Gemmell to build Knox College. Having been adapted over the years to a number of different uses, the structure survives today as a fine example of Gothic Revival architecture, with a heritage designation (designated under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act on March 17, 1976). Beginning in...

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Missed Connections

by ERA Architects

...best submitted messages. Many were un-printably raunchy, an unfortunate number were self-promotional, and there were even a few entirely inappropriate solicitations of employment (sorry, “up-and-coming Architect – looking 4 a intro job“). If you think you’re the person mentioned, please contact us at [email protected] and we can forward your reply to the original author. “You – tall, dark & handsome....

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Women in Architecture: A Seminar Presented by Building Equity in Architecture, Toronto (BEAT)

by ERA Architects

...as a prelude to International Women’s Day, which falls on March 8th. Given the findings of recent surveys that show a decrease in the percentage of women who study architecture versus those who are currently practicing, and the number of firm partners and principals who are women, the seminar’s mandate was: 1. To provide insight into the professional histories of...

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Micallef: Canada’s identity, modernist architecture

by ERA Architects

...our residences, universities, schools, malls, factories, and corporate headquarters, Canada is a nation stitched together with modernist fabric. Every urban area, it seems, has its share of brutalist concrete slab towers, curtain-glass minimalist icons, geodesic domes, and long elegant bungalows with exaggerated eaves. Though we might call out a small number of masterpieces as worthy of our attention, Canada in...

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