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152 Annette Street in the Junction illustrates a church-to-condo conversion process

[Update (Oct. 21, 2013): Victoria Lofts (152 Annette Street) has been awarded a 2013 Toronto Heritage Award, namely an Award of Excellence in the William Greer Architectural Conservation and Craftsmanship award category. The project was commissioned by Rivet Development. Architect is Paul Oberst Architect. Also named in the award announcement are B.J. Brickwork Construction Ltd. and […]


December 2012 newsletter of Built Heritage News (Catherine Nasmith)

The current newsletter of Built Heritage News can be found at this website. The newsletter includes information about the Gore Park Streetwall in Hamilton. Some highlights from the newsletter (click on the link at the top of this page to read more): Feature Stories Raise The Hammer: Hamilton – Gore Park Buildings December 5, 175th Anniversary […]


1909 postcard on the radials through Long Branch (Jane Fairburn); 1909 Middle Road Bridge (Dave Cook)

Along the Shore (2013) Jane Fairburn, author of Along the Shore, focusing on the waterfront communities of Toronto, has posted a vintage postcard on the radials through Long Branch on the Along the Shore Facebook page. Here’s the text accompanying the photo, on Jane Fairburn’s Facebook page: “In the late nineteenth century, as the middle […]


Bailey Bridge extends across the Queen Elizabeth Way at Applewood Village Plaza in Mississauga

A Bailey bridge, named after a British engineer, Donald Bailey, is a temporary bridge of lattice steel designed for rapid assembly from prefabricated standard parts, used especially in military operations, according to the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition. It’s also the name by which a permanent footbridge, across the Queen Elizabeth Way at Applewood Village […]


Condominium development in Port Dalhousie heritage conservation district

I subscribe to an e-mail newsletter from the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario. You can subscribe at the ACO website, which you can access through the link in the previous sentence. From time to time I like to post excerpts from such publications. The most recent edition of the ACO newsletter features the news items posted below. […]


“I suggest that a conservation easement be placed on all school yards” (Gloria Boxen)

[If you can outline the steps for seeking conservation easements for Toronto school yards, please let me know. Contact me through this website.] The following correspondence has been forwarded to me. From: Gloria Boxen Sent: November 22, 2012 1:24 PM To: Ontario Growth Cc: Jim Bradley; Laura Broten; Premier Dalton McGuinty Subject: Toronto schoolyards not for […]


Toronto Family History: For King and Country online link (with thanks to Ward 3, TDSB Trustee Pamela Gough)

Ward 3, Toronto District School Board Trustee Pamela Gough <> has shared the following link: For King and Country — A project to transcribe the war memorials in Toronto schools A.J. Casson of the Group of Seven was the artist who designed the illuminated lists of Canadian soldiers (former students) displayed in schools, including in […]