The distinctive architecture of the Annex has a history rooted in multiple-occupancy living. With proper regulations, support, and upkeep, rooming houses have the potential to provide effective, affordable housing in Toronto.
The articles in this series seek to unveil some of Canada’s architectural riches and emerged from a class project at the University of Toronto. In this fourth-year undergraduate seminar, students were asked to either focus on little-studied aspects of the built environment in Canada, or to approach well-known places from a fresh perspective.
After the Second World War, Toronto underwent development and many buildings were pulverized into gravel. Thanks to the foresight of one collector however, the remains of some sixty-odd buildings were salvaged from the rubble and artfully arranged on the grounds of the former Guild Inn.
Architecture is the language of a city. Ancient Mesopotamians achieved and cultivated a transcendental quality in their built environment.
A long-time fixture of the heritage vocabulary has been the word “save.” To save something is not unnoble; in fact, it connotes heroism and valour. It implies that the advocates for historic places are defenders against an omnipresent threat. However, it also implies we are reactionary.
In May of 2021, ACO NextGen partnered with the Cookstown Community Development Team (CCDT) to provide a small group of students with real-world experience in architectural preservation.
After a stack of old wallpaper is discovered behind some plaster in a heritage home, Sarah Harrison tries to figure out how old each layer is.
As the 7th annual Job Shadow Program came to a close, we asked some of our participants to reflect on their epxeriences.
In February of 2021, ACO NextGen celebrated Heritage Week by offering its annual Job Shadow program for students and emerging professionals. We would like to express our gratitude to all of this year's Job Shadow Hosts. Despite the challenges and uncertainty brought on by the pandemic, these organizations welcomed students or emerging professionals into their virtual workplaces this month, providing … Continue reading Thank you to our 2021 Job Shadow Hosts
In 1988, Cullen Gardens and Miniature Village in Whitby proposed expansion to include a street of heritage Victorian homes. It was a project doomed to fail.