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Please sign Petition to Save 401 Richmond

Phil Tucker
Jul 07, 2017

401 Richmond Street West is a restored, heritage-designated, industrial building turned arts-and-culture hub in downtown Toronto. It is home to over 140 artists, cultural producers, social innovators, microenterprises, galleries, festivals, and shops. Now looming property tax increases threaten to ... +read

Please Sign Petition to Save Davisville School

ACO Toronto
Jul 07, 2017
Sketch by Stephen Yeates
Sketch by Stephen Yeates
BHN subscribers will be aware of the challenges in saving the Mid-Century Masterpiece, Davisville Junior School. It has recently been added to the National Trust for Canada's Top Ten Endangered List for Canada....the school trustee's response to this national embarassment was "who cares". SIGN HERE... +read

The Moccasin Identifier Project is Launched

Catherine Nasmith
Jul 01, 2017
Phillip Cote Moccasin Design
Phillip Cote Moccasin Design
June 21 is National Aboriginal Day, coinciding with the longest day of the year. What does that mean for Canadians post Truth and Reconciliation Commission? What does it mean to cultural conservation organizations? What to do on June 21? What to do every day? The Moccasin Identifier Project (MIP) i... +read

Treaty Map of Ontario

Government of Ontario
Jul 16, 2017
Fascinating map showing all of the treaty territories in Ontario. ... +read

Canadian Architect: New Entrance for Royal Ontario Museum

Hariri Pontarini Architects designs new fa├žade for ROMs Weston Entrance


Jul 07, 2017
Mike McMann Rendering
Mike McMann Rendering
  The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) has announced that it is re-opening the Museum’s heritage Weston Entrance, an important component of the ROM’s Welcome Project that will enhance the ROM’s role as a vital civic hub for visitors and offer greater access to Canada’s pre-em... +read

The Record: Electrohome Factory for Sale by City of Kitchener

NO successful bids in tax sale of contaminated Kitchener property

Catherine Thompson
Jul 07, 2017

  KITCHENER — The city's effort to collect more than $1 million in taxes owed by forcing the tax sale of a contaminated property has failed. The tax sale of the former Electrohome property at 152 Shanley Street attracted just one bid for $200,000, well short of the minimum amount of $1,... +read

ERA Article on Towers, Heritage and Energy Conservation Practice

Towers: a comparison in evaluation, context, and conservation

Michael McClelland, Christine Paglialunga Alexis Cohen
Jul 07, 2017

This article explores emerging practice issues in heritage conservation through the comparison of two conservation projects in Toronto, both built in 1969: Mies van der Rohe’s Toronto Dominion (TD) Centre in the Financial District and a residential apartment tower by the Estonian-born Canadian... +read

Ten Editions Bookstore to Close

Catherine Nasmith
Jul 07, 2017

Ten Editions bookstore at 698 Spadina Avenue in Toronto, a neighbourhood institution that the community has been trying to save through heritage designation has announced it will close. University of Toronto owns the building and wants to redevelop the site for student housing. The little building i... +read

Please Donate to Help Restore Historic Ham House Pub in Bath

Shannon Kyles
Jul 07, 2017

My Friend Ron Tasker has been restoring this place for 5 years. He has done a magnificnet job. The municipality - surprise surprise - has been fighting him every step of the way. Now he wants to change the occupancy from triplex to pub/restaurant, and they are charging him $25,000.00 to do so. And I... +read

TheRecord.com:Schneider House, Kitchener National Historic Site

Region

Catherine Thompson
Jul 07, 2017

KITCHENER — The potential for a clash between competing heritage interests is brewing as the Region of Waterloo pursues plans to demolish two homes in the Victoria Park heritage district to create more space around Schneider Haus. The region, which owns the historic Schneider Haus at 466 Quee... +read

Curbed: The rise of the McModern

The creator of McMansion Hell on a new strain of modern houses for the masses

Kate Wagner
Jul 05, 2017
From busy rooflines to plastic shutters, mismatched windows to four-car garages, the McMansion has dominated the American suburban residential landscape for almost 40 years without a notable change in aesthetics. Many people know a McMansion when they see one. The typical McMansion follows a formula... +read

Hamilton Spectator: Historic Windows Tested for Energy Efficiency

MAHONEY: Old windows part of the soul of our past

Jeff Mahoney
Jul 01, 2017

As Hamilton experiences a spike in building, renos and housing values, the age-old battle between tearing down/replacing and preserving existing vintage housing and housing features rages more hotly than ever. Shannon Kyles and her students at Mohawk built a special test house to compare the energy ... +read

OHA+M: Proposed changes to OMB underwhelming

Changes to the OMB --meh

Dan Schneider
Jun 26, 2017
  In case you missed it … on May 30, 2017 Minister of Municipal Affairs Bill Mauro introduced the government’s long-anticipated changes to the Ontario Municipal Board. Bill 139, the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017, combines OMB/planning system-relat... +read

Events
Trend House exhibit
July 7
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Digital Workflows for Heritage Conservation
August 28-September 1
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Toronto Society of Architects Tours

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