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Collège Boréal to offer architecture programs
Northern Life
Hot on the heels of the Laurentian University School of Architecture's grand opening, the province has approved two related programs at Collège Boréal. The college will offer an architecture techniques program and an architectural technology program starting in September 2014. The two-year architectural techniques program will give Collège Boréal students the job skills they need to practise this profession within architectural and engineering firms.
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Infrastructure Ontario issues urban park RFP
Daily Commercial News
A request for proposals has been issued by Infrastructure Ontario (IO), searching for landscape architects to design an urban park and waterfront trail along the east island of Ontario Place. The park will be built over a portion that has been used for parking space, which will be linked to a 780-kilometre waterfront trail system that includes parts of the Trans Canada Trail Ontario route and the Martin Goodman Trail.
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'Archéologie du numérique,' au Centre canadien d'Architecture, Montréal
Le Courrier de l'Architecte
Depuis le 7 mai et jusqu'au 20 octobre 2013, le Centre canadien d'Architecture (CCA), situé à Montréal, accueille l'exposition 'Archéologie du numérique', présentant les travaux de Frank Gehry, Peter Eisenman, Shoei Yoh et Chuck Hoberman. Elle revient sur les prémices de l'architecture numérique à la fin des années 1980 et au début des années 1990.
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Vancouver Art Gallery issues RFQ process to choose design architect for new gallery build
Canadian Architect
The Vancouver Art Gallery recently launched an open Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process to choose the design architect(s) who will provide architectural services for its new building. The new Gallery will be purpose-built and constructed on a new site in downtown Vancouver. "After years of research and planning for a new Gallery, we are thrilled to be at the stage where we can move forward with our vision to create an innovative and inspiring visual art museum," said gallery director Kathleen S. Bartels.
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Downtown Toronto Mercer St. heritage building at centre of tug-of-war over its future
Toronto Star
Its owner and award-winning filmmaker tenant love the red-brick building at 24 Mercer St., yet want it torn down and redeveloped into a boutique condo building. And there appears to be no community opposition despite the building's designation as a heritage property. Nevertheless, staff in Toronto's planning division are recommending that city council refuse the proposed teardown.
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Plan de développement de Montréal: l'Ordre se prononce
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Montréal aura-t-elle les moyens de ses ambitions? C'est la question que pose l'Ordre des architectes dans un mémoire déposé devant l'Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM) et portant sur le Plan de développement de Montréal (PDM). En effet, le public et les organismes sont invités à se prononcer sur le document produit par la Ville.
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Cabbagetown architect aims to preserve his neighbourhood
Inside Toronto
Though his name may be unknown to many living downtown, there's no denying the impact Rollo Myers has had on Toronto's built form. While living in B.C., Myers founded Topographics Ltd., a company that designed a way to turn maps into three-dimensional renderings. He first came to Toronto in 1970 when the company moved its head office here. He settled in Cabbagetown with his wife, which helped steer his path as a protector of the city’s built history.
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Douglas Cardinal: Can't build without love
The Sudbury Star
Douglas Cardinal, the eminent Canadian architect of Blackfoot and German heritage, recently wove a loving thread connecting the hundreds assembled at St. Andrew's Place. Cardinal infuses his aboriginal culture into his work. He draws inspiration from the medicine wheel and the elders, as well as the fluidity of natural landscapes.
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New law and architecture schools open in northern Ontario
Toronto Star
Canada has its first new law school and architecture school in nearly half a century — and both are in northern Ontario. Premier Kathleen Wynne cut the ribbon at the new law school at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, and the new architecture school at Laurentian University in Sudbury.

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Thunder Bay architects win award for Gathering Circle
CBC News
The architects behind a unique structure at Thunder Bay's marina have been recognized with an international award. The Gathering Circle, an outdoor pavilion in the Spirit Garden at the city's waterfront, was designed by Ojibway architect Ryan Gorrie and the Brook McIIroy Architectural Firm in Thunder Bay.

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Winnipeg Art Gallery Architectural Tour
Canadian Architect
Built in 1971, the Winnipeg Art Gallery at 300 Memorial Boulevard is regarded as one of the finest late-Modernist buildings in the country. Soon, you can join the Winnipeg Architectural Foundation for an in-depth tour and learn about the architect, the design, and the history of this important structure.

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Ryerson University selects Perkins+Will for project
Daily Commercial News
Ryerson University has selected Perkins+Will as the architects for the university's development at 300 Church Street, just north of Dundas Street in downtown Toronto. "We are very pleased that this internationally acclaimed firm will design Ryerson's new Church Street development," Ryerson president Sheldon Levy said in a release. "This building will be a touchstone for the ongoing revitalization of Church Street."
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Zaha Hadid's 'Mothership' stadium — Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Sourceable
The recent announcement that Tokyo will host the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games ensures the new stadium will be at the heart of the event. In November 2012, Zaha Hadid Architects won an international design competition run by the Japan Sport Council for a futuristic stadium design that would play a key role in Tokyo's bid to secure the 2020 Olympic games and the Rugby World Cup in 2019.
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