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Winning Visions

Winning Visions

Three proposals that have swept up awards for brilliantly injecting magic into the cityscape.

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October 23, 2012

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Toronto revamp, part two

Toronto revamp, part two

Oxford Properties has unveiled a $3-billion plan, designed by Foster + Partners, for a mixed-use development that would transform nearly 70 hectares of the city’s core.

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October 15, 2012

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Frank Gehry’s new vision takes over a Toronto theatre

Frank Gehry’s new vision takes over a Toronto theatre

Unveiled on September 29, the ambitious proposal calls for three 80-storey condominiums on the site of the Princess of Wales theatre, owned by impresario David Mirvish.

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October 1, 2012

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The Playful City

The Playful City

Can playgrounds make kids smarter? Yes, say the experts, and landscape architects everywhere are responding. Welcome to outdoor play’s new reality.

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September 24, 2012

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Let’s hear it for the bats

Let’s hear it for the bats

At Tifft Farm in Buffalo, a conservation site along Lake Erie, architect Joyce Hwang has installed a cluster of suspended pods that serve as a habitat for the often misunderstood critters.

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August 22, 2012

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Toronto’s newest urban park opens

Toronto’s newest urban park opens

It’s only 1.05 hectares in size, but Underpass Park in Toronto is making big waves for its innovative use of a patch of derelict land beneath one of the city’s elevated streets near the lakeshore.

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August 7, 2012

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World Architecture Festival announces shortlist

World Architecture Festival announces shortlist

Highlights from the 300 buildings vying for the title of World Building of the Year.

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July 30, 2012

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Institute Without Boundaries heads to the suburbs

Institute Without Boundaries heads to the suburbs

George Brown College’s interdisciplinary design program develops strategies for the town of Markham, Ontario, that seek to increase density and improve quality of life.

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June 8, 2012

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This weekend: The fifth annual Jane Jacobs Walks

This weekend: The fifth annual Jane Jacobs Walks

In dedication to legendary urbanist Jane Jacobs, these walks – held on May 5 and 6 – offer an opportunity to check out dozens of neighbourhoods. Here are five Toronto tours that top our list.

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May 4, 2012

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This week: Top 5 Hot Docs

This week: Top 5 Hot Docs

From April 26 to May 6, Hot Docs in Toronto features a massive selection of films and documentaries that include glimpses into the lives of prolific artists and explorations of major urban centres. Here are five must-sees, including a doc about Ai Weiwei and another on Detroit.

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April 25, 2012

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