Richard Longley

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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

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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

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

May 18, 2016 7:04 PM News 1 Comments


Ben Spurr

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

Jun 17, 2015 6:50 PM News 3 Comments

Eighty-storey tower proposed for Stollery's site reeks of elitist triumphalism, but if elitism can’t be allowed at Yonge and Bloor where can it be in Toronto? more

Mar 17, 2015 8:27 AM News 2 Comments

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