Event announcement: Architecture and the Public

Join us on Tuesday, March 9 at 4:00pm (EST) for the online event “Architecture and the Public,” as part of our Canada Constructed Conversations series. Use the Zoom meeting ID and passcode above to join. No RSVP necessary!  We look forward to seeing you there! To download a copy of the poster, click here.Please feel free to share widely!

Architecture in the Classroom

Did you miss our January 19 event “Architecture in the Classroom”? No problem! You access the full recording here or on our YouTube channel. This panel discussion was the first in the Canada Constructed Conversations Series, featuring discussants Peter Coffman (Carleton University), Michael Windover (Carleton University), and Jane Wolff (University of Toronto), moderated by CanadaContinue reading “Architecture in the Classroom”

Building profile: Église du Précieux-Sang

Lead photograph by Nickuzhov, 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. The Église du Précieux-Sang, or the Church of the Precious Blood, was designed by Manitoban architect Etienne-Joseph Gaboury in the St. Boniface neighbourhood of Winnipeg. The building was completed in 1968 and continues to serve as a church to the parish through today. InContinue reading “Building profile: Église du Précieux-Sang”

Interview: In conversation with Michelangelo Sabatino (Part 1)

This fall, we sat down (via Zoom!) with art and architectural historian Professor Michelangelo Sabatino, Director of the Ph.D. Program in Architecture in the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Although Prof. Sabatino is based in Chicago, he was awarded his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, and has published extensively onContinue reading “Interview: In conversation with Michelangelo Sabatino (Part 1)”

Event announcement: Architecture in the classroom

Join us on Tuesday, January 19 at 4:00pm (EST) for the online event “Architecture in the Classroom,” as part of our Canada Constructed Conversations series. Use the Zoom meeting ID and passcode above to join. No RSVP necessary!  We look forward to seeing you there! To download a copy of the poster, click here.Please feel free to shareContinue reading “Event announcement: Architecture in the classroom”

Site profile: Pier 21

 Most immigrants moved seamlessly, and with good memories, out of Pier 21, through the overhead walkways and into the separate Immigration Annex where they collected their baggage from Customs, their tickets and train to their new home and, if necessary, their wits, with the help of the religious and social agencies stationed there for theirContinue reading “Site profile: Pier 21”

Interview: In conversation with Joseph Clarke

For the inaugural interview in our Canada Constructed Interview Series, we spoke with Joseph L. Clarke, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History at the University of Toronto. We asked him about the acoustics of architecture, opportunities for students at U of T, why studying Canadian architecture is important, and even his youthfulContinue reading “Interview: In conversation with Joseph Clarke”

Site profile: PARK PARK

Photograph of signs and paint at PARK PARK, Calgary. Image taken by and courtesy of Public City Architecture. Given the pandemic and the rapid onset of winter weather, it is more imperative than ever for us to rethink public parks in our major cities. For this site profile, then, we examine the newly opened, whimsicalContinue reading “Site profile: PARK PARK”

Building profile: Simon Fraser University

Photograph by SFU Business, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons, c. 2016 For our second building profile, Katrin Zavgorodny-Freedman continues our look at university buildings, but takes us to her home town of Vancouver… let’s take a look! Simon Fraser University (SFU), Burnaby/Vancouver, British Columbia opened its doors to its very first students in 1965.Continue reading “Building profile: Simon Fraser University”

Guest speakers on Canadian architecture

The former company town of Port Union, Newoundland, est. 1916. Photo: Jessica Mace Canada: Buildings and Landscapes We are excited to say that the study of Canadian architecture is back in a big way at U of T! This semester, a brand-new course, FAH 273 Canada: Buildings and Landscapes—taught by Professor Christy Anderson and ProfessorContinue reading “Guest speakers on Canadian architecture”