June is Pride Month, and we celebrate it in this post on the Village in Toronto. It was organized in the mid-twentieth century with the goal of providing a TBLGQ2S+ safe and friendly space. Yet, Black and Indigenous TBLGQ2S+ individuals continue to be erased from the history of TBLGQ2S+ activism and life in Toronto. Read on to learn more.
Author Archives: CanadaConstructed
The Shaping & Structuring of Space: Haida Longhouses
Haida Longhouses were characteristic architectural spaces of the Haida Nation. In this post, we focus on the Haida Gwaii archipelago, particularly the totem pole houses of the south. Read on to learn about the Haida Longhouses and the Haida Nation.
The Shaping & Structuring of Space: Canadian Mosques
In this post, we present three Canadian Mosques: the London Muslim Mosque (London, ON), the Taric Islamic Centre (Toronto, ON), and the Al Rashid Mosque (Edmonton, AB). Read on to learn a bit more about the history of Canadian Muslims.
The Shaping & Structuring of Space: Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre
CW: Residential Schools
The Shaping & Structuring of Space: Mount Pleasant Cemetery
The Shaping & Structuring of Space: The Hoop Dance Gathering Place
Read more on the Hoop Dance Gathering Place at Mohawk College. Built in 2016, the Hoop Dance Gathering Place represents the importance of collaboration between universities and Indigenous Nations.
Summer Series 2021: The Shaping & Structuring of Space
An introduction to our summer series 2021, The Shaping & Structuring of Space. Read more on its structure and our new work study student, Catherine Ramey!
Building profile: The Empress Hotel
Designed by Francis M. Rattenbury, the Empress Hotel was built between 1904-08 in Victoria, British Columbia as part of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) hotel network. Cornelius van Horne, the general manager of the CPR beginning in 1888, helped develop the Canadian tourism industry during the late nineteenth century, building a network of hotels acrossContinue reading “Building profile: The Empress Hotel”
Interview: In conversation with Alexis Cohen
What does it take to work in heritage conservation? Find out in this interview! Here, we chat with Dr Alexis Cohen, U of T alumna and Associate at ERA Architects about her work as an architectural historian in the world of heritage conservation, her training in art and architectural history, why the humanities matter, andContinue reading “Interview: In conversation with Alexis Cohen”
Building profile: The Aga Khan Museum
Toronto’s Aga Khan Museum, opened in 2014 and designed by Maki and Associates in partnership with Moriyama & Teshima Architects, is an educational museum on the contributions of Muslim civilizations to the global community throughout history. The museum’s mission is to promote dialogue, tolerance, and mutual understanding through its exhibitions and programming, including educational sessionsContinue reading “Building profile: The Aga Khan Museum”