Mohawk Chapel Virtual Exhibition now live!

The Mohawk Chapel His Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawk in Brantford, Ontario: A Virtual Exhibition is now live! This virtual exhibition examines the architectural history of His Majesty’s Royal Chapel of the Mohawk (Brantford/Six Nations), built 1785. Explore the architectural history of the oldest standing Protestant Church in Ontario and a key site inContinue reading “Mohawk Chapel Virtual Exhibition now live!”

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”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Building profile: University College

For our inaugural building profile, we are featuring University College at the University of Toronto (Toronto, ON), by Frederic Cumberland and William Storm, 1856-1859. From left to right: 1) University College under construction, 1857. Courtesy of Toronto Public Library. 2) University College under construction c. 1857. Courtesy of the University of Toronto Archives. 3) UniversityContinue reading “Building profile: University College”