Lecture – UBC – Moshe Safdie

November 16, 2009,AEDT

Date: 21 Nov 2009, 8:15 PM Location: UBC Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, Lecture Hall No. 2, 2194 Health Sciences Mall Arthur Erickson Memorial Lecture in Architectural Excellence “Megascale, order and Complexity” Mr. Moshe Safdie is an architect and urban designer who has won numerous awards including the Companion Order of | Read More

Spacing goes underground to think differently about public spaces

November 12, 2009,AEDT

Spacing.ca a great magazine and blogs from Toronto and Montreal. Recently on the latest episode of their radio show (Spacing Radio) went underground into Montreal’s sewer system and look at how Vancouver’s is allowing residents to garden green strips and traffic circles (Ed: sort of a controlled guerilla gardening) to think about | Read More

White vs Green roofs at McGill

November 11, 2009,AEDT

Henry Gass of McGill Daily reports The fight for Montreal’s environmental future has recently reached new heights, as various environmental groups in the city promote the installation of energy-efficient green and white roofs. Green rooftops, or rooftop gardens, are becoming more and more popular in Montreal, while white rooftops, flat | Read More

Vancouver waterfront project dominates awards

November 10, 2009,AEDT

Ontario brownfield reclamation projects — followed by B.C. and Quebec projects— came away with the most Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) Brownie Awards at the 9th annual Canadian Brownfields Conference in Vancouver. Waterfront developments took three of the major awards and were also winners in other Brownie categories. For the full | Read More

Toronto awarded 2015 Pan Am Games

November 10, 2009,AEDT

InsideToronto reports Toronto has won its bid to host the 2015 Pan Am Games – meaning that Scarborough will have a new LRT line servicing Malvern, and the Scarborough Campus of the University of Toronto will be home to a new-state-of-the-art aquatics centre and athletic facility. read more at the | Read More

Ideas competition for Champ-de-Mars metro station

November 6, 2009,AEDT

The Mayor of Montréal, Gérald Tremblay, is pleased to announce a nationwide ideas competition for the redesigning of the area around Champ-de-Mars metro station. The purpose of the competition is to solicit explorations and illustrations of a variety of development concepts made possible by the planned covering of the Ville-Marie | Read More

BMI/pace hired for Parry Sound streetscape works

August 9, 2009,AEDT

BMI/pace have been selected to upgrade the streets of Parry Sound as apart of the 2010 G8 Summit in Huntsville, Ontario. The streetscape works are budgeted for $700,000 from the total $50-million G8 Legacy Infrastructure Fund. Most of the $50 million will be spent on the Expansion of Huntsville Centennial | Read More

City will revamp Place d’Armes, downtown squares – The Gazette

March 2, 2009,AEDT

The Gazette reports “The city has earmarked $20 million for the redesign of Place d’Armes in Old Montreal and the restoration of Dorchester Square and Place du Canada this year. Cardinal Hardy/Teknika-HBA – the urban landscape architects responsible for the recent reconfiguration of Norman Bethune Square near Concordia University and | Read More

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