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At Home With Jim Murray

When we purchased 6A Kendal Avenue in Toronto almost four years ago, my husband and I had no idea of its true legacy. Only later did we learn that it had once been home to Canadian Architect founding editor Jim Murray.

Book Reviews: March 2015

Reviews of Making Toronto Modern: Architecture and Design, 1895-1975 (Christopher Armstrong), Shim Sutcliffe—The Passage of Time (Annette LeCuyer) and Architecture and National Identity: The Centennial Projects 50 Years On (Marco Polo and Colin Ripley).

Toronto Reference Library

Moriyama & Teshima Architects imagines—and reimagines—the Toronto Reference Library.

Warehouse Redux

Of Liberty Village's heritage structures that have been converted for modern use, the two-storey property at 60 Atlantic Avenue stands out.

Good Neighbour

An office building for a teachers' union complements its eclectic urban setting and innovates with new environmental sustainability strategies.

Toronto Trio

A museum, Ismaili Centre, and islamic-inspired park are significant additions to the city that aim to facilitate mutual understanding and exchange between different communities and faiths.

Editorial: Transit Planning for Toronto’s Growth Spurt

A population roughly the size of Montreal is expected to move to the Greater Toronto Area in the next 25 years. How might architects strengthen transit to support this regional population increase?

Editorial: Do Mayors Matter?

The real heroes may turn out not to be mayors at all--but the city bureaucrats who persevere in advancing major planning projects during lacunae in political leadership.

Editorial: Images that Steer the Debate

The images used to present Frank Gehry's next Toronto project are worth a closer look: they cleverly use perspective and materials to steer the conversation away from scale and towards formal daring.

Collegial Think Tank

The new Canadian headquarters of an international consulting company combine collegial workspaces and refined public areas in a dignified campus setting.