Richard Longley

Toronto’s new industrial revolution: why old buildings need new ideas

If she were writing The Death And Life Of Great American Cities today, Jane Jacobs might include 401 Richmond as an example of new ways of working that are transforming Toronto’s former factories into sites of post-industrial innovation. It’s a brilliant experiment born out of the real estate crisis of 20 years ago that is now being threatened by the latest boom.

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Wellington Destructor rises again

Rental spaces for makers and blacksmithing are among the ideas pitched at Architectural Conservancy Ontario’s Next Gen design charette to breathe new life into once flaming bowels of Liberty Village incinerator site

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Waverly Goodbye

If its elegance had been maintained, the Waverly might be considered “boutique” today, but that’s not going to happen in rapidly homogenizing Toronto

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