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TORONTO the GOOD

by ERA Architects

...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...

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The Signs That Define Toronto: A new book from ERA and Spacing 

by Kurt Kraler

...the building to its basic functions of providing air-conditioned space and shelter from the elements.  Interestingly enough, Toronto shares some similarities with Las Vegas in its growth and signage evolution. The opening of the Hoover Dam in 1936 supplied Las Vegas with an abundant supply of cheap electricity, similar to how the Niagara hydroelectric dam had transformed the streets of...

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Heritage Toronto 2017 Award Nominations and Great Architectural Heritage Bus Tour

by ERA Architects

...5:30pm onwards. Tickets are currently on sale here. As an additional point of interest, Heritage Toronto has invited ERA‘s Andrew Pruss to assist them in delivering an exciting day of heritage building exploration through their Great Architectural Bus Tour, set to take place on September 9th from 10:00am – 3:00pm. The tour begins at 10-12 Market Street and will feature...

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Concrete Toronto Music

by admin

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...

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Preparing for Toronto the Good party

by ERA Architects

...phone number and have that text projected onto the wall within a few seconds (see photo below). The messages can be provocative, poetic, and, um, immature. Of course, things get a little silly the later the night goes, thanks to the wine and the folks from Mill Street Brewery. We are now preparing for the 2009 edition of Toronto The...

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Celebrating community-led design with Gordonridge

by ERA Architects

...post-war apartment complex which is home to more than 800 households. Post-war neighbourhoods can sometimes offer disconnected car-centric, sprawling design. By contrast, Gordonridge’s “town square” is its collection of community-led initiatives: over the years, Gordonridge residents have built an apiary, community garden, market garden, and fruit orchard. The multi-sport court is designed to be the hub that connects these spokes,...

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United Way AGM: Graeme Stewart’s Keynote Address

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On Thursday, June 21, ERA’s Graeme Stewart addressed United Way’s AGM as keynote speaker. In 2010, ERA and CUG+R published Tower Neighbourhood Renewal in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, which looks at a broad range of historical trends, planning issues, sustainability concerns, social needs, and opportunity for renewal in and around Toronto’s tower block neighbourhoods. In 2011, United Way published Vertical...

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The 34th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards

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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...

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34th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards

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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...

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The Growing Old City

by Graeme Stewart

...dwellings. (The old City being the pre-amalgamation municipality of Toronto, roughly bounded by Eglinton, the Humber, and Victoria Park). Doing a little calculation a la Density Exhibit, this makes the Old City roughly 76 people per hectare. As comparison, San Fransisco, with a population of 805,235 (in the official central area municipality, not the larger Bay area), has a density...

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Three New Principals and Expanding Leadership at ERA

by ERA Architects

...of experience, Jan has worked on a large number of projects including the McGill New Vic Project in Montreal, the Senate of Canada in Ottawa (formerly Ottawa’s Union Station), Ilot Bonsecours in Old Montréal and a number of heritage studies for the Société québécoise des infrastructures.   Ya’el is a practice lead at ERA in Toronto who specializes in affordable...

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Attend Ryerson Planning Expo, March 23

by admin

...Spearn, Chief Development Officer, Toronto Community Housing Corporation; City of Toronto Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Michael Shapcott, Director of Affordable Housing and Social Innovation at the Wellesley Institute, and many others. Ryerson is making a number of tickets available to students from other institutions as well as members of the public. To attend, please register for the event. See you there!...

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