The Shaping & Structuring of Space: The Village (Toronto)

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.

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”