Building Magazine


  • OAA announces call for 2018 conference presenters

    August 16, 2017 by Building

    The Ontario Association of Architects is inviting individuals and organizations to submit proposals for Continuing Education sessions to be considered for the OAA’S 2018 Annual Conference: Bold by Design. Comprised of continuing education seminars, workshops, panel presentations, architectural tours, and social

  • Arch-LB unveils Clearview Public Library renderings

    August 3, 2017 by Building

    Seizing the opportunity to create a new community hub in Stayner, ON, Arch-LB has been commissioned to design the new Clearview Public Library Branch, to be constructed adjacent to the Stayner Community Centre and Arena. The project also involves improvements to

  • Site Visit Architecture Design

    Le Mount Stephen

    August 2, 2017 by Shannon Moore

    A historic monument erected by railway pioneer George Stephen has been reimagined as a contemporary hotel in Montréal’s Golden Square Mile. Designed by Lemay and Provencher Roy, Le Mount Stephen connects a new, 11-storey structure in the rear to the

  • Architecture Drawing Prize open for submissions

    July 26, 2017 by Building

    The Architecture Drawing Prize welcomes entries from architects, designers and students from around the world whilst celebrating drawing’s significance as a tool in capturing and communicating ideas. Entries are now being accepted across three categories: 1) hand drawing; 2) digital drawing; and

  • Diamond Schmitt’s Robarts Library expansion breaks ground in Toronto

    July 24, 2017 by Building

    Canada’s largest academic library is growing. A major expansion of Robarts Library at the University of Toronto will add 1,200 work and study spaces to the iconic facility, which is known as an exemplar of the concrete Brutalist style of

  • Memorial University signs energy-based agreement with Honeywell

    July 17, 2017 by Building

    Memorial University of Newfoundland has signed an agreement with Honeywell that will move the university into the second phase of an energy performance contract (EPC). Begun in 2008, the aim of the contract is to find ways to save energy and

  • Ontario Place Urban Park and Waterfront Trail opens in Toronto

    July 7, 2017 by Building

    Together with representatives of the Ontario government, including Premier Kathleen Wynne, Toronto-based landscape architects LANDInc have announced the opening of the first phase of the Ontario Place Urban Park and Waterfront Trail, to be knowns as the Trillium Park and William

  • Renovated National Arts Centre opens in Ottawa

    July 5, 2017 by Building

    On July 1st, Canada’s 150th Birthday, the National Arts Centre inaugurated a new building wing which transforms the Centre for the first time in 50 years. Diamond Schmitt Architects has designed new public spaces and a new entry which, for

  • La Vague

    June 30, 2017 by

    Inserted into five parking spaces facing 4301 St-Denis Street between Marie-Anne and Rachel, La Vague (The Wave) is 74 wooden frames that rotate in three degree intervals, suggesting the motion of a wave hitting the pavement. The seven shades of

  • Government of Ontario invests $9-million in Peterborough’s Canadian Canoe Museum

    June 28, 2017 by Building

    Peterborough Area will receive a boost thanks to funding by the Government of Ontario for the redevelopment of The Canadian Canoe Museum. The larger museum will be able to display more pieces of importance to Canadian and world history.  Ontario is supporting

  • Participating projects announced for THIS PLACE MATTERS competition

    June 22, 2017 by Building

    The National Trust has announced the 25 communities across the country that will participate in its 2017 THIS PLACE MATTERS crowdfunding competition. Participating project groups from coast to coast will compete for the chance to win – and raise – much-needed

  • Site Visit Architecture

    Fire Station #5

    June 19, 2017 by Building

    Located in the borough of Pintendre on the outskirts of Lévis, the new 1,500 sq. m. fire station by STGM Architects and CCM2 Architects houses eight fire trucks. The concept developed by the architects began with a splitting of the station’s functions, which