Posts Tagged construction

Toronto's BMO Field

Award Magazine, for which I regularly write, just assigned me a profile of Toronto FC’s new training facility in north Toronto. That led me to look up this 2007 profile of BMO Field, Toronto FC’s home field, which I also wrote. David Beckham’s much-ballyhooed signing with the Los

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18 York Street – PwC Tower

Toronto’s financial district is spreading south of the tracks with the opening of the Southcore Financial Centre’s first of three buildings, the 26-storey PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) Tower.

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Concord Park Place: Discovery

Concord Adex Development Corporation builds not just buildings but entire master-planned communities. One such community in northern Toronto is now bearing its first fruits; Concord Park Place Discovery has welcomed its first residents.

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Kramer Design Associates

Toronto street furniture, of all things, has taken an exciting turn for the modern. New-look metal-and-wood benches, eye-catching glass transit shelters sporting cantilevered roofs and combination trash and recycling bins sporting pedal-operated lids add practical design flourishes to the town. These street-level touches of elegance are the

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Technically Speaking: Software-based collaboration is integral in today's design and engineering communities

Buildings are single systems made up of well-integrated components. Yet buildings get designed using multiple systems that don’t always integrate well, a situation that keeps design and building processes prone to inefficiency and error.

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Parade One – CityPlace

Located on former railway lands just west of downtown Toronto, the Parade One condominium development consists of a nine-storey podium from which rise towers of 18 and 38 storeys, containing 835 suites total – plus one of the most daring design elements to grace a condominium to

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Library and Academic Building, Centennial College

Toronto’s Centennial College, Ontario’s oldest public college, is putting a new “face” on its Progress Avenue campus, erecting a four-story Library and Academic Facility at the campus entrance. Thanks to both its height and its proximity to major roads, including a heavily-travelled stretch of Highway 401, this

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David Braley Athletic Centre, McMaster University

Originally published in Award Magazine Since Hamilton, Ontario’s Ivor Wynne Centre at McMaster University was built in 1966, the student population doubled but the athletic facility didn’t grow to keep pace. So in 2004, the university broke ground on the David Braley Athletic Centre. The $27.5M centre

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Evolution of Computer-Aided Design

originally published in Award Magazine In a building market that’s booming with no end in sight, where projects get more complex and industry professionals get by on ever-slimmer margins, architects and builders adapt by moving to automation.

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Heaslip House at Ryerson University

They are no longer squatters on their own campus. That’s the main reason Ian Hamilton is thankful for Heaslip House, the new home for the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Toronto’s Ryerson University. “The Faculty of Continuing Education at Ryerson was experiencing incredible growth,”

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