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100 Broadview Lobby / Quadrangle Architects & Interiors

15:00 - 12 July, 2016
100 Broadview Lobby  / Quadrangle Architects & Interiors, © Brandon Barré
© Brandon Barré

© Ben Rahn/A-Frame © Brandon Barré © Ben Rahn/A-Frame © Brandon Barré +8

68 Claremont / Tom Chung Studio

11:00 - 20 June, 2016
68 Claremont  / Tom Chung Studio, © Due Pinlac & Tom Chung
© Due Pinlac & Tom Chung

© Due Pinlac & Tom Chung © Due Pinlac & Tom Chung © Due Pinlac & Tom Chung © Due Pinlac & Tom Chung +14

Branksome Hall Athletics & Wellness Centre / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects

09:00 - 5 May, 2016
Branksome Hall Athletics & Wellness Centre / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects , © Shai Gil
© Shai Gil

© Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil +25

Relmar / Architects Luc Bouliane

13:00 - 28 April, 2016
Relmar / Architects Luc Bouliane, © Bob Gundu
© Bob Gundu
  • Architects

  • Location

    Relmar Rd, Toronto, ON M5P, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Luc Bouliane, Wes Wilson and Natasha Lebel
  • Area

    4000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Bob Gundu © Bob Gundu © Bob Gundu © Bob Gundu +19

Fort York Branch Library / KPMB Architects

11:00 - 12 April, 2016
Fort York Branch Library / KPMB Architects, © James Brittain
© James Brittain

© James Brittain © Tom Arban © James Brittain © Maris Mezulis +13

Tokyo Smoke Found / Steven Fong Architect

17:00 - 14 March, 2016
Tokyo Smoke Found / Steven Fong Architect, © A-Frame/Ben Rahn
© A-Frame/Ben Rahn
  • Architects

  • Location

    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    Steven Fong Architect
  • Design Team

    Steven Fong and Katt Gudov
  • Area

    330.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© A-Frame/Ben Rahn © A-Frame/Ben Rahn © A-Frame/Ben Rahn © A-Frame/Ben Rahn +13

MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Wins RAIC's 2016 Firm Award

12:13 - 11 March, 2016
MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Wins RAIC's 2016 Firm Award, Regent Park Aquatic Centre / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects. Image © Shai Gil
Regent Park Aquatic Centre / MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects. Image © Shai Gil

Toronto-based MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA) has been selected to receive the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's (RAIC) 2016 Architectural Firm Award. Known for their work in community recreation and sports buildings, the more than 50-person practice was chosen by the jury for their "wellness approach" to design and contribution to the "broader communities in which the projects are located."

MJMA has consistently achieved a very high quality of architecture and bold clarity throughout its large body of work,” said the five-member jury. “In addition to the spectacular spatial qualities, the architecture exhibits a clear problem-solving approach.

The Granite Club / Montgomery Sisam Architects

11:00 - 11 March, 2016
The Granite Club / Montgomery Sisam Architects, © Shai Gil
© Shai Gil

© Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil © Shai Gil +12

Bala Line House / Williamson Chong Architects

11:00 - 9 March, 2016
Bala Line House  / Williamson Chong Architects, © Bob Gundu
© Bob Gundu
  • Architects

  • Location

    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Design Team

    Donald Chong, Chris Routley, Shane Williamson, Betsy Williamson
  • Area

    2400.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

© Bob Gundu © Bob Gundu © Bob Gundu © Bob Gundu +12

BIG Designs Moshe Safdie-Inspired Habitat for Toronto

14:00 - 29 February, 2016
BIG Designs Moshe Safdie-Inspired Habitat for Toronto, Courtyard. Image © BIG
Courtyard. Image © BIG

BIG has unveiled plans for a new residential development on downtown Toronto's King Street West. A "ziggurat" designed to "create communities," as The Globe and Mail says, "Toronto 2.0" features two "pixilated" towers likened to Moshe Safdie's Habitat 67

Whimsical Winter Stations Warm Toronto’s Beaches

14:00 - 19 February, 2016
Whimsical Winter Stations Warm Toronto’s Beaches, In the Belly of a Bear. Image © Ben Rahn/A-Frame Studio
In the Belly of a Bear. Image © Ben Rahn/A-Frame Studio

Seven winter stations have been erected along Toronto’s beaches adding color and refuge to the shoreline during the winter months. Part of the annual Winter Stations design competition, this year’s theme was “Freeze/Thaw,” which asked participants to respond to “the changing climactic conditions and transitions of the Toronto winter.”

Four professional designs and three student designs were built this year, transforming existing lifeguard stations into vibrant installations. A community fire place was also designed and implemented by Canadian architect Douglas Cardinal. The installations will stay open until March 19, 2016. View images of each winter station after the break.

The SFC Bridge / Jennifer Marman, Daniel Borins and James Khamsi

13:00 - 8 February, 2016
The SFC Bridge / Jennifer Marman, Daniel Borins and James Khamsi, © Andrew Rowatt
© Andrew Rowatt
  • Architects

  • Location

    Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Project Architect

    Jonathan Berg
  • Design

    Jennifer Marman, Daniel Borins and James Khamsi (RA AIA)
  • Executive Architects

    Page + Steele/ IBI Group Toronto
  • Principal

    Mansoor Kazerouni
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Andrew Rowatt © Andrew Rowatt © Andrew Rowatt © Andrew Rowatt +19

Winners Revealed for Toronto’s 2016 Winter Stations Design Competition

08:00 - 13 January, 2016
Winners Revealed for Toronto’s 2016 Winter Stations Design Competition, Courtesy of Winter Stations
Courtesy of Winter Stations

Now in its second year, Toronto’s annual Winter Stations design competition has revealed its four winning designs, and three student designs that will add art to Toronto’s beaches. Receiving almost 400 submissions from local and international designers, this year’s theme “Freeze/Thaw” challenged participants to respond to the changing climate of winter. Founded by RAW Design, Ferris + Associates, and Curio, the Winter Stations Design Competition uses design to inspire Torontonians back outside.

“The public participation in Winter's Station's inaugural year proves that even the most overlooked winterscapes can be injected with vibrancy and life," says Ted Merrick, lead designer at landscape architecture firm Ferris + Associates. "Our ultimate goal for year two remains the same - to encourage the community out of hibernation and back to the beach." 

The winning designs will be built along different beaches in Toronto, adding to existing lifeguard towers. See the winners after the break.

Heathdale Residence / TACT Design INC

13:00 - 11 January, 2016
Heathdale Residence / TACT Design INC, © David Giral
© David Giral

© David Giral © David Giral © David Giral © David Giral +18

The Bergeron Centre For Engineering Excellence / ZAS Architects

11:00 - 22 December, 2015
The Bergeron Centre For Engineering Excellence / ZAS Architects, © Doublespace Photography
© Doublespace Photography

© Doublespace Photography © Doublespace Photography © Doublespace Photography © Doublespace Photography +26

“Impulse” Installation Turns Montreal into a Musical Playground

08:00 - 14 December, 2015
“Impulse” Installation Turns Montreal into a Musical Playground, Musical Seesaws at the Place Des Festivals. Image © Ulysse Lemerise
Musical Seesaws at the Place Des Festivals. Image © Ulysse Lemerise

The product of Toronto-based Lateral Office and Montreal-based CS Design, in collaboration with EGP Group, Mitchell Akiyama, Maotik and Iregular, “Impulse” is a winter installation in the city of Montreal. Thirty giant seesaws and a series of video-projections on surrounding building facades, all with accompanying music, transform the Place des Festivals into an “illuminated playground.” The project was selected as the winner of an open competition this past summer, for the sixth annual Luminothérapie event. Read more about this interactive installation after the break.

Fashion House / CORE Architects

16:00 - 16 November, 2015
Fashion House / CORE Architects, Courtesy of CORE Architects Inc.
Courtesy of CORE Architects Inc.

Courtesy of CORE Architects Inc. Courtesy of CORE Architects Inc. Courtesy of CORE Architects Inc. Courtesy of CORE Architects Inc. +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    560 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M3, Canada
  • Lead architect

    Charles Gane, Principal, CORE Architects
  • Area

    283000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of CORE Architects Inc.

Digifest 2016: Future5 Talks Call for Proposals

08:35 - 8 November, 2015
Digifest 2016: Future5 Talks Call for Proposals, FUTURE5 Talks
FUTURE5 Talks

Digifest explores the future of design—how is technology changing the way we create, and what this means for our future.

We invite proposals on topics for discussion on the themes:

Design | Technology | Entrepreneurship

15-minute presentations followed by 5 minutes Q&A.

Please provide a 250-word abstract summarizing your talk. Indicate if you are presenting case studies, theory, personal experiences, etc.

Examples of topics for discussion:

- How does art, design, architecture, fashion, food or music and technology intersect and improve our lives?
- Examples of creative leadership.
- Projects that think creatively and strategically in the digital age.
- Examples of social design impacting business, society, government