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Toronto architecture: a city guide

Toronto architecture: a city guide

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Published by Mercury Books in Toronto .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Architecture - Ontario - Toronto - Guidebook,
  • Toronto - Buildings - Guidebooks

  • Edition Notes

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    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsFC 3097.7 M24 1985
    The Physical Object
    Pagination264 p.
    Number of Pages264
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21985205M
    ISBN 10096919710

    That The Weeknd looks at it and sees something gorgeous and poetic? Subscribe During the immigration booms over the last few decades, many people have found affordable places to live in those high-rises. This collection of walking tours, which I expanded and updated, finds the city's history in its streets. The architects integrated them into one complex, which extended across the backyards of two houses to the north, forming a quadrangle. There certainly are more high-rise condos. It has been a change for the better.

    Robarts Research Library St. Early on, it drew as much controversy for a decision, later overturned, to only allow graduate students access to its book stacks as it did for its boundary-pushing, stark appearance. It is the symbol of the new Toronto and we can rejoice in what that means. Toronto has a vibrant economy and an interesting culture. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback globeandmail. Exploring this history, and the whole 20 th century, is crucial now.

    To learn more about cookies, please see our cookie policy. A lot has happened since. John P. But for how long? Most of all, there was its brutalist form, clothed incubic yards of concrete.


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Toronto architecture: a city guide Download PDF Ebook

It would be an interesting moment to look at Toronto, a place that would seem somewhat old and lowrise to our eyes today, a city of surface parking lots. Downey House, 97 St. It likely lives much less in the imagination of younger folks but its influence on all of our lives continues today, from Toronto architecture: a city guide book modern experimentation it made room for and the coinciding centennial building projects, more than of them across the country, including the Ontario Science Centre.

Yet the postwar boom was on and subdivisions were steadily creeping out into the farmland that is now Etobicoke, North York and Scarborough. All rights reserved. The banks began to rise in importance, and showed off their pull with buildings like Frank Darling's rococo Bank of Montreal on Yonge Street, now the Hockey Hall of Fame.

From international landmarks to civic buildings to cultural institutions to metropolitan infrastructure and the single-family home, reminders of the era of 'brutalist' architecture surround Torontonians. Meanwhile, a glassy ground floor with a pedestrian through-street knits together the block.

The book includes essays from a cross section of Canadian architectural thinkers on subjects like public institution and campus architecture, a historic overview of First Nations contemporary architecture, international movements that influenced Canada and our own regional differences.

It was, and remains, gorgeous: The low, multilevelled Junior Common Room and the dining room, Ondaatje Hall, are among Toronto's finest rooms. Hundreds of mid-rises and high-rises have gone up over the last generation.

In fact, many modern but aging structures are threatened today across Canada, another reason this book is an important reminder of their worth at a time when they might be out of fashion.

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Walking Tours in Toronto

Most of all, there Toronto architecture: a city guide book its brutalist form, clothed incubic yards of concrete. Developers wanted to build detached houses but they also ended up building thousands of rental apartments. Their history is peculiar because their development was driven by a metropolitan planning system which was responding to a swelling, sprawling city.

The plan was inward-looking, the main cladding was Ohio brick and there were elements — such as the finials atop the south wing — that were clearly ornamental.

While it has been added onto several times since its original phase, it retains its distinctive appearance, adding mid-century elegance to the neighbourhood. John P. Keep up with the CityLab Daily newsletter.

But architects also think in section — imagine a vertical Toronto architecture: a city guide book through a building, which reveals the arrangement of spaces above and below each other. Infrastructure will also be designed for different weather conditions so that public spaces can be kept open all year round, and offer a better connection to Toronto's waterfront, beaches and parks.

To learn more about cookies, please see our cookie policy. Originally sketched on a napkin, it appeared at a time when Toronto experienced a renaissance of cultural institution revamps by starchitects like Will Alsop and Frank Gehry.

In his update, the buildings of Old and New Toronto are explained in short, insightful blurbs and organized into a series of walkable tours—just as McHugh had structured her guide. Vik Pahwa On the other hand, big ideas did shape Toronto after the Second World War, as the city went to a million people in and double that 30 years later.

The starting point for this survey is as natural as it was the year of Expo 67 in Montreal. As architectural fashion has shifted to the glass-and-steel neomodernism of today, these concrete structures have been increasingly ignored - and in some cases, demolished.

In the s and s, local architects such as John B.Praise for Concrete Toronto: ’Concrete Toronto is a bold celebration of the city’s best structures, part guide book, part historical document, replete with archive imagery and contemporary musing on subjects like Uno Prii’s sculptural tower blocks and Viljo Revell’s City Hall.’– Wallpaper*’.

Illustrated with over photographs, the guide examines well-known and important buildings as well as the more modest structures in between that form Toronto's cityscape.

Toronto Architecture: A City Guide

The original edition of Toronto Architecture: A City Guide by Patricia McHugh is fully revised and expanded by architecture critic Alex Bozikovic. Complete with an. Concrete Toronto takes readers on a guided tour of Toronto's concrete architecture.

Art Deco Architecture in Toronto

Editors Michael McClelland and Graeme Stewart have assembled a diverse group of industry experts - architects, university faculty, local practitioners, city planners, historians and journalists - to examine the unique and important qualities and the past and.As critic Toronto architecture: a city guide book Bozikovic observes in Toronto Pdf A City Guide, City Hall remains “one of Toronto’s very best buildings, and one of the boldest leaps forward in the city’s history.” “Robarts is unsettling,” architecture professor Mary Lou Lobsinger observed in the book Concrete Toronto.

“It resists the comfortable.Toronto is not just Canada's biggest city -- it's a standout global destination. Insiders guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, sights and more.From city landmarks ebook hidden gems, learn the stories behind the buildings, landscapes and art that make Toronto ebook one of a kind city with our architecture walking tours!

Toronto boasts a world class mix of both heritage and modern architecture designed by local and internationally acclaimed architects like Mies Van der Rohe, Frank Gehry.