Building Magazine


  • Floor sensor technology touts revolution for brick and mortar retail

    January 15, 2018 by Building

    As online retail continues to challenge the economic model for brick and mortar stores, can technology also come to the rescue? For a growing number of tech pioneers and traditional retailers, the data provided by new tech is also increasingly

  • Ontario won’t release bridge repair cost estimates or say who will foot the bill

    January 15, 2018 by Allison Jones, THE CANADIAN PRESS

    Repairs to a bridge in northwestern Ontario will take nearly three years and delays have pushed the total cost well over the initial $8 million to $12 million estimate, according to documents obtained by The Canadian Press. But the Ontario

  • Provencher_Roy unveil concept for modular Quebec tower

    November 27, 2017 by Building

    In late October, a media launch introduced Symphonia POP, a project for the development of a residential tower with modular architecture, to be located on the southern tip of Île-des-Sœurs. Jean-François Parenteau, mayor of the Verdun borough, Kevin Robinson, general

  • Canstruction Toronto challenges design teams to give back to the local community

    October 30, 2017 by Building

    It started as an innovative food drive with two goals: highlight design skills and collect the items needed to feed people in the local community; it grew to become a long-running, international fundraiser. In 1992, the Society for Design Administration

  • Canadian Architect and Canadian Interiors magazines to host architecture and design awards party on November 29

    October 24, 2017 by Building magazine

    Canadian Architect and Canadian Interiors magazines are celebrating their respective awards programs – the 50th Awards of Excellence and the 20th Best of Canada Awards – by hosting an Architecture & Design Party on November 29 in Toronto, titled PARTi. parti

  • Site Visit Building Design

    FunambOule Montreal

    October 18, 2017 by Building

    The result of a multidisciplinary collaboration between architects and engineers, FunambOule is a self-supporting footbridge spanning a pedestrian portion of Saint-Catherine Street, in Montreal, Quebec. Designed by Architecturama and Latéral, the footbridge allows visitors a new vantage point where the

  • Site Visit Design Exhibition

    One Bucket at a Time

    September 29, 2017 by Building

    5468796 Architecture [Canada] and Factor Eficiencia [México] with Studio NYL Structural Engineers [USA] present One Bucket at a Time, a public installation that weaves together thousands of common 5-gallon painters’ buckets to form two giant waves. Initially designed as a

  • House of Cool and Core Architects relocate to Daniels Waterfront

    September 19, 2017 by Building

    CORE Architects and House of Cool have announced that they’ll be relocating their offices to Daniels Waterfront – City of the Arts. The 85-person architect firm and the 50-person animation studio will be taking 20,000 and 6,000 sq.ft., respectively. Daniels

  • Jacques Cartier Bridge illuminated for Canada’s 150th

    September 12, 2017 by Building

    An iconic architectural feature of the Montreal skyline by day, the Jacques Cartier Bridge now shines by night with an innovative lighting signature that celebrates the unique engineering of its historic structure. Thanks to intelligent programming connected in real-time to

  • 130-foot mural installed alongside TIFF Bell Lightbox

    August 31, 2017 by Building

    Ahead of the Toronto International Film Festival’s September 7 opening night,  a massive new 130-foot mural mural animating King Street West has been installed across the street from the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Commissioned by Greenland Group Canada, the public installation by

  • Site Visit Design Exhibition

    EXMURO: Passages Insolites

    August 9, 2017 by Building

    Returning for its fourth edition, Passages Insolites (Unusual Passages) is back in downtown Quebec City, running until October 15th. Developed by EXMURO, and under the artistic direction of Vincent Roy, Passages Insolites 2017 walks off beaten trails to offer unusual,

  • 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