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NOW readers weigh in on how to keep art accessible for all Torontonians, Truth and Reconciliation and why Morrissey is still a dick Read more

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Richard Longley

Architect Peter Pennington was commissioned by Toronto School Board to design schools for the baby boom – none of them tested the bounds of convention more than Davisville Junior Public School. Last month, the modernist gem was demolished. Read more

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As well as the buildings that proudly represent our past, our definition of heritage must be broadened to embrace Indigenous history and the cultures of every part of the planet that Torontonians have come from Read more

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After discussions about turning 38-40 Dundas into a music incubator in 2015, the city has yet to realize the potential of lands expropriated at iconic corner in the late 1990s to make way for Yonge-Dundas Square redevelopment Read more

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Richard Longley

Discovering the bones of a city much livelier than you might have imagined Read more

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NOW's guide to the city's most mysterious places just got bigger Read more

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How the mysterious loss of the 13 earliest known photos of Toronto inspired the chronicling of the city's modern skyline Read more

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Richard Longley

East York’s wartime housing stands as an example of a national affordable housing strategy that was both pragmatic and idealistic Read more

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Vik Pahwa

When York Square was designed in the mid-60s, Yorkville was full of people protesting the established order, so where better for an architectural project to break completely new ground? Read more

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Natalia Manzocco

The former Jilly's is now a stunning seven-storey space with two rooftop decks and three restaurants Read more

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The distinction between old and new is sadly often blurred when historic buildings are adapted for new uses. Toronto examples show varying degrees of respect for "heritage ethic." Here are six. Read more

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In an age of malls and online entertainment and shopping, main street businesses with heritage character who know how to adapt (as the Brunswick House did not) can thrive Read more

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Michelle da Silva

Get ready for a new east side rooftop patio, cocktail bar and boutique hotel where Jilly's used to be Read more

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How the Market can survive and thrive in the era of big planning Read more

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As a last-gasp practice aimed at saving what’s left of our heritage buildings, Toronto has turned to building above, behind and inside them with results that are often bizarre and grotesque Read more

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Toronto's architecture is brimming with facadism – building new structures above, behind or inside the skins of heritage buildings. Here are 16 examples Read more

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When I was approached to design a sculpture outside a “historic” warehouse, I was informed that the public art budget would be severely limited Read more

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Is the cultural experience of life on Yonge Street doomed to succumb to gentrification? Read more

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Preservation board is seeking heritage designation for circa-1928 former headquarters of auto manufacturer on Leaside site now being proposed for retirement condos Read more

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    Richard Longley

    Regent Park Public School (1958). Demolished in 2015.

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    Richard Longley

    Winchester Junior and Senior Public School.

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    Richard Longley

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    Richard Longley

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    Richard Longley