Richard Longley

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Richard Longley

Where once there was a river of rubble under the Gardiner there’s now the promise of a pedestrian highway to the city of tomorrow more

Jan 10, 2018 4:31 PM News

Toronto’s monuments to war celebrate the atrocious and curious in Canada’s military history more

Nov 9, 2017 6:31 AM News

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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 more

Nov 1, 2017 8:39 PM News 1 Comments

Like arrivals from another world, German modernist Mies van der Rohe's marvel transformed Toronto's dour financial core more

Oct 18, 2017 8:14 AM News

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A chronicle of calamity forged by storms, shipwrecks and stormy politics more

Sep 14, 2017 8:20 AM News 2 Comments


Sean Tamblyn

The island flood of 2017 is a clear warning that we must do all we can to ­preserve the ­closest thing to wilderness that we have in ­Toronto more

Sep 13, 2017 9:05 PM News 2 Comments

We've added to our list of fave secret Toronto places. Among them: a beacon of this city's industrial past and the wild little cave of Jesus of Manning Street more

Aug 29, 2017 2:05 PM News

Created on what used to be a parking lot, newly-opened Trillium Park and William G. Davis Trail give us access to Ontario Place that Torontonians have not had since 1977 more

Jul 12, 2017 8:53 AM News


Samuel Engelking

Could the Annex's infamous palace of hijinks saved itself by becoming the Drake on Bloor? more

May 18, 2017 10:39 AM News 1 Comments

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. more

May 18, 2017 10:39 AM News

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 more

May 18, 2017 10:39 AM News 1 Comments

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Richard Longley

Architectural Conservancy Ontario is campaigning to preserve a modernist masterpiece, but the school board seems sold on demolition more

Apr 3, 2017 10:44 AM News 1 Comments

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Richard Longley

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. more

Feb 15, 2017 7:00 PM News 1 Comments

New silicon-based "industries" are bringing employment, overwhelmingly of young people, into buildings that were once factories more

Feb 15, 2017 5:17 PM News 2 Comments

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

Dec 15, 2016 4:28 PM News 1 Comments



From Alan Crossley’s flying saucer to Noel Harding’s Elevated Wetlands, Toronto is home to some mind-bending public spaces, some made by humans, others carved by nature. Here are 50 of the best-kept secrets. more

Oct 25, 2016 4:07 PM , , , , , , News 30 Comments


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This year's Heritage Toronto Awards recognize the traditions embedded in our buildings, neighbourhoods and landscapes by the people who built them with their own hands more

Oct 13, 2016 8:00 AM News

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Richard Longley

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 more

Oct 4, 2016 9:13 AM News

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 more

May 18, 2016 7:15 PM News 2 Comments

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

May 18, 2016 7:15 PM News 1 Comments