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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Heritage Toronto Award for Tridel’s James Cooper Mansion restoration

Heritage Toronto Award for Tridel’s James Cooper Mansion restoration

James Cooper Mansion, built in 1882, with the condo tower in the background. The historic house was restored by Tridel and incorporated in the new community on Sherbourne Street. The project received an Award of Merit from Heritage Toronto last night. The site features a public art installation by Eldon Garnet called “Inversion.”  The James… Continue Reading

Cool chairs that guys will like

Cool chairs that guys will like

The challenge of creating the simple chair seems to attract designers and architects as no other object used in daily life does. In the successful chair, form and function fuse. It must be comfortable, yet pleasing, even beautiful to look at. The Aviator Chair by Timothy Oulton is inspired by the fighter planes of World… Continue Reading

Keep household debt down: IMF

Keep household debt down: IMF

Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund. The body is worried about the world’s, including Canada’s, economic outlook, saying that the probability of global recession is “alarmingly” high. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is a bit like the nagging parent who’s always after the children to turn off the lights when they leave a… Continue Reading

Green Building Festival to link vision with practicalities, innovation with regulation

Green Building Festival to link vision with practicalities, innovation with regulation

This year’s event will focus on the connection between building codes and performance. The subject matter may lack glamour, but its importance can’t be overstated: this year’s Green Building Festival, taking place at the Evergreen Brick Works on October 11–12, is titled New Codes, Better Buildings. Sustainable building experts from around the world will talk… Continue Reading

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