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February 02, 2018

Bentway Skating Aids (2018)
In this post of our Winter blOAAg series, “Temporary Architecture: Pavilions, Structures and Follies,” we take a look at the...
Image Credit: RAW Design
Architectural Credit: RAW Design
Winter 2018 blOAAg Series: Temporary Architecture- Pavilions, Structures and Follies
The advent of the winter season brings out a unique kind of architecture and art festivities around Ontario. Temporary installations pops up as...
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Architectural Credit: N/A

December 01, 2017

Spotlight on OAA Awards – Design Excellence Awards
2017 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Design Excellence Winner River City Phase 1 & 2Location: Toronto, Ontario Architects: Saucier...
Image Credit: Jose Uribe
Architectural Credit: Saucier + Perrotte Architectes / ZAS Architects Inc., in joint venture.
Spotlight on OAA Awards – Career Achievement Awards
2017 Winners of the Career Achievement Awards The annual OAA Awards program was established in 1988 and offers Ontario architects, and interns...
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Architectural Credit: N/A

November 08, 2017

50 Park Road (Former OAA Headquarters) (Built: 1954, Renovation: 1992, 2009)
In this post of our fall blOAAg series “Renovation + Relocation”, we’re sharing a throw-back story on our first office space...
Image Credit: Alexi Hobbs
Architectural Credit: Original: John B. Parkin Associates (Now NORR Limited, Architects and Engineers), Renovation: DTAH
Ninki Japanese Cuisine (2017)
In this post of our fall blOAAg series “Renovation + Relocation”, emerging firm, North Office Architects shared their...
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Architectural Credit: North Office Architects

November 06, 2017

692 Mount Pleasant (2017)
In this post of our blOAAg Fall Series, “Renovation + Relocation”, we are treated with a story on a renovation/re-purposing...
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Architectural Credit: Pylons Architecture Inc.
Fall 2017 BlOAAg Series: Renovation + Relocation
The OAA Headquarters’ year-long renovation and construction is beginning this fall and blOAAg wants to share stories from architects...
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Architectural Credit: N/A

October 06, 2017

Firma Architecure featured in Designlines magazine
Firma Architecture in Toronto launches its adaptable prefab design for laneway homes and is featured on the cover of...
Image Credit: Naomi Finlay, Design Lines
Architectural Credit: Firma Architecture

September 29, 2017

Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health (2013)
Location: Ottawa Date of Completion: 2013 Architect: Cardinal Conley & Associates Inc.  Nominated by: Nathalie des Rosier,...
Image Credit: All Images by Adam Tracey
Architectural Credit: Cardinal Conley & Associates Inc.
Woodstock Public Library (1909)
Location: Woodstock Date of Completion: 1909 Architect (Original Building): Chadwick & Becket Renovation and Addition: 1995...
Image Credit: All Images by Woodstock Public Library
Architectural Credit: Chadwick & Becket (Original Building) & Phillip H. Carter Architect (Renovation)

September 28, 2017

Cobalt Train Station (1912)
Location: CobaltDate of Completion: 1910,1992Architects: John M. Lyle Architect (Original Building)Taylor/Hazell Architects...
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Architectural Credit: Architects: John M. Lyle (Original Building), Taylor/Hazell Architects Ltd. (Restoration)
Templar Flats
Location: Hamilton Date of Completion: in construction Architect: Lintack Architects Incorporated Nominated by: Andrea Horwath, MPP...
Image Credit: Lintack Architects
Architectural Credit: Lintack Architects Incorporated
-Canada Wood Council, woodworks!: Templar Flats Case Study. // Thomas Allen, Building Tours: The Templar Flats. Rebuild Hamilton, Sept 2016. Accessed Sept 2017
North Bay Regional Health Centre (2011)
Location: North Bay Date of Completion: 2011 Architect (original building): Evans Bertrand Hill Wheeler Architecture Inc. Nominated by:...
Image Credit: Ed Eng Photography
Architectural Credit: Evans Bertrand Hill Wheeler Architecture Inc.
Canadian Club Brand Heritage Centre | Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd. Main Office Building (1894)
Location: Windsor (formerly Walkerville)Date of Completion: 1894Architect: Mason and Rice (USA)Nominated by: Percy Hatfield,...
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Architectural Credit: Mason and Rice (USA)
Museum of Nature (1905)
Location: Ottawa Date of Completion: 1905-1911 Architect (Original Building): David Ewart Renovation and Addition:...
Image Credit: Tom Arban
Architectural Credit: Architect (Original Building): David Ewart
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (2007)
Location: Toronto (Etobicoke)Date of Completion: 2007Architect: Papadopoulos & Pradhan Architects Inc.Nominated by: Dr. Shafiq Qaadri,...
Image Credit: All Images courtesy of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
Architectural Credit: Papadopoulos & Pradhan Architects Inc.

September 07, 2017

David Braley Health Sciences Centre McMaster University (2015)
In this post of our summer blOAAg series “Shaping Ontario at 150: The built and unbuilt”, we take a look at a new building in...
Image Credit: Shai Gil
Architectural Credit: NORR Architects
-NORR Architects

September 06, 2017

Wellington Building Rehabilitation (2016)
In this post of our summer blOAAg series “Shaping Ontario at 150: The built and unbuilt”, we take a look at a rehabilitation of...
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Architectural Credit: NORR Architects
-NORR Architects

August 25, 2017

Sir John A. Macdonald Building (2015)
In this post of our summer blOAAg series “Shaping Ontario at 150: The built and unbuilt”, we take a look at this historical...
Image Credit: doublespace photography
Architectural Credit: NORR Architects
-NORR Architects

August 09, 2017

299 Augusta Avenue (2017)
In this post of our summer blOAAg series “Shaping Ontario at 150: The built and unbuilt”, we take a look at this contemporary...
Image Credit: Aaron Mason Photography
Architectural Credit: Paradigm Architecture + Design
-Paradigm Architecture + Design
Summer 2017 blOAAg Series: Shaping Ontario at 150: The built and unbuilt
Ontario’s story is told through our built environment. It is the first experience of a community’s unique identity through the...
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Architectural Credit: Architectural Credit: N/A
Wychwood Library (1916)
In this post of our summer blOAAg series “Shaping Ontario at 150: The built and unbuilt”, we take a look at the Wychwood Branch...
Image Credit: Adrian Gamble
Architectural Credit: Eden Smith & Sons
-Adrian Gamble

March 31, 2017

Great Plains Recreation Facility (2016)
  Location: Calgary, AlbertaArchitects: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd. + MTADate of...
Image Credit: Shai Gil
Architectural Credit: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd. + MTA
-MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd. + MTA

March 30, 2017

Centennial College Ashtonbee Campus Library & Student HUB (2014)
Location: Toronto, Ontario Architects: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd. Date of Completion: 2014   OAA Awards 2017...
Image Credit: Shai Gil
Architectural Credit: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd.
-MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd.

March 29, 2017

Story Pod (2015)
Location: Newmarket, ONArchitects: Atelier Kastelic Buffey Inc.Date of Completion: 2015OAA Awards 2017 Design...
Image Credit: Shai Gil
Architectural Credit: Atelier Kastelic Buffey Inc.
-Atelier Kastelic Buffey Inc.

March 28, 2017

Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre (2014)
  Location: Peterborough, Ontario  Architects: Perkins+Will Canada Inc.Date of Completion: 2014 OAA Awards 2017...
Image Credit: Tom Arban
Architectural Credit: Perkins+Will Canada Inc.
-Perkins+Will Canada Inc.

March 27, 2017

2015 Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games - BMX Supercross Legacy Track
Location: Toronto, Ontario  Architects: Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects Inc. Date of Completion: 2015 OAA Awards...
Image Credit: Scott Norsworthy
Architectural Credit: Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects Inc.
-Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects Inc.

March 24, 2017

Queen Richmond Centre West at 134 Peter Street (2015)
Location: Toronto, Ontario  Architects: Sweeny &Co. Architects Inc. (formerly Sweeny Sterling Finlayson &Co...
Image Credit: DoubleSpace Photography
Architectural Credit: Sweeny &Co. Architects Inc.
-Sweeny &Co. Architects Inc.

March 23, 2017

Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization (2015)
Location: Toronto, Ontario  Architects: Plant Architect Inc. and Perkins+Will Architects in Joint Venture Date...
Image Credit: Steven Evans
Architectural Credit: Plant Architect Inc. and Perkins+Will Architects in Joint Venture
-Plant Architect Inc. and Perkins+Will Architects in Joint Venture

March 22, 2017

Emerald Hills Leisure Centre (2016)
Location: Sherwood Park, AlbertaArchitects: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd. + MTADate of Completion: 2016OAA Awards...
Image Credit: Shai Gil
Architectural Credit: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd. + MTA
-MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd. + MTA

March 21, 2017

River City Phase 1 & 2 River City – Phase 1 & 2 (2015)
Location: Toronto, Ontario  Architects: Saucier + Perrotte Architectes / ZAS Architects Inc., in joint venture Date...
Image Credit: Jose Uribe
Architectural Credit: Saucier + Perrotte Architectes / ZAS Architects Inc., in joint venture
-Saucier + Perrotte Architectes / ZAS Architects Inc., in joint venture

March 20, 2017

Boulevard Club West Wing Replacement (2015)
Location: Toronto, Ontario  Architects: Teeple Architects Inc.  Date of Completion: 2015OAA Awards 2017...
Image Credit: Scott Norsworthy
Architectural Credit: Teeple Architects Inc.
-Teeple Architects Inc.

March 16, 2017

Rosemary Residence (2016)
Location: Toronto, Ontario  Architects: Kohn Shnier Architects Date of Completion: 2016OAA Awards 2017 Design...
Image Credit: DoubleSpace Photography
Architectural Credit: Kohn Shnier Architects
-Kohn Shnier Architects
Eva's Phoenix (2016)
Location: Toronto, Ontario  Architects: LGA Architectural Partners (formerly Levitt Goodman Architects) Date...
Image Credit: Ben Rahn/A-Frame
Architectural Credit: LGA Architectural Partners (formerly Levitt Goodman Architects)
-LGA Architectural Partners (formerly Levitt Goodman Architects)

March 10, 2017

Core Modern Homes (2016)
Location: Toronto, Ontario  Architects: Batay-Csorba Architects (Design Architect for interior and exterior design) and Turner...
Image Credit: Doublespace Photography
Architectural Credit: Batay-Csorba Architects (Design Architect for interior and exterior design) and Turner Fleischer Architects (Prime Consultant)
-Batay-Csorba Architects (Design Architect for interior and exterior design) and Turner Fleischer Architects (Prime Consultant)
Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum (2015)
Location: Wembley, AlbertaArchitects: Teeple Architects Inc. and Architecture| Tkalcic Bengert Date of Completion: 2015   OAA Awards...
Image Credit: Tom Arban Photography
Architectural Credit: Teeple Architects Inc. and Architecture| Tkalcic Bengert
-Teeple Architects Inc. and Architecture| Tkalcic Bengert
Williams Parkway Operations Centre Phase 1 (2015)
Location: Brampton, Ontario Architects: Rounthwaite Dick & Hadley Architects Inc. Date of Completion: 2015OAA Awards 2017 Design...
Image Credit: Tom Arban
Architectural Credit: Rounthwaite Dick & Hadley Architects Inc.
-Rounthwaite Dick & Hadley Architects Inc.

March 09, 2017

Conestoga College Student Recreation Centre (2016)
Location: Kitchener, OntarioArchitects: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd.Date of Completion: 2016OAA Awards 2017...
Image Credit: Shai Gil
Architectural Credit: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd.
-MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd.
Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre, University of Waterloo (2012)
Location: Waterloo, OntarioArchitects: KPMB ArchitectsDate of Completion: 2012OAA Awards 2017 Design Excellence Finalist The design of the...
Image Credit: DoubleSpace Photography
Architectural Credit: KPMB Architects
-KPMB Architects

March 08, 2017

Meadowvale Community Centre and Library (2016)
Location: Mississauga, OntarioArchitects: Perkins+Will Canada Inc.Date of Completion: 2016OAA Awards 2017 Design...
Image Credit: Rodrigo Chavez
Architectural Credit: Perkins+Will Canada Inc.
-Perkins+Will Canada Inc.
On International Women's Day: Meet the BEAT Team!
Building Equality in Architecture Toronto (BEAT), is an independent organization dedicated to the promotion of equality in the profession...
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Architectural Credit: N/A
-Building Equality in Architecture Toronto (BEAT)

March 03, 2017

East Point Park Bird Sanctuary Pavilions (2015)
Location: Toronto, OntarioArchitects: Plant Architect Inc.Date of Completion: 2015OAA Awards 2017 Design Excellence Finalist  East...
Image Credit: Steven Evans Photography
Architectural Credit: Plant Architect Inc.
-Plant Architect Inc.
Ports 1961 Shanghai (2015)
Location: Shanghai, ChinaArchitects: UUFIE INC. Date of Completion: 2015 OAA Awards 2017 Design Excellence Finalist  Ports 1961...
Image Credit: Shengliang Su
Architectural Credit: UUFIE INC.
-UUFIE INC.
Building Housing Diversity: Invizij Architects & Indwell
We have been working with Indwell, a Hamilton-based Christian charity to create innovative responses to Ontario’s affordable housing crisis...
Image Credit: George Qua-Enoo
Architectural Credit: Invizij Architects
-Emma Cubitt, Invizij Architects

February 13, 2017

Visioning Our Future Dwelling Together: Re-Imagining housing with Eabametoong and Nibinamik First Nations
Housing in First Nations communities across Northern Ontario, and throughout Canada, is a site of physical manifestation of colonial,...
Image Credit: +city lab
Architectural Credit: n/a
-Dr. Shelagh McCartney, +city lab

February 08, 2017

Housing and Mixed-use Development - Student Studio Project (Part 3 of 3)
Site: Ford City, Windsor Ontario School: St.Clair College  Course: Drafting and Design Housing and Mixed-use...
Image Credit: Matthew Hopkins
Architectural Credit: n/a
-Matthew Hopkins (St. Clair College)
Housing and Mixed-use Development - Student Studio Project (Part 2 of 3)
Site: Ford City, Windsor Ontario School: St.Clair College Course: Drafting and Design Housing and Mixed-use...
Image Credit: Sophia Simone
Architectural Credit: n/a
-Sophia Simone (St. Clair College)

February 07, 2017

Housing and Mixed-use Development - Student Studio Project (Part 1 of 3)
Site: Ford City, Windsor OntarioSchool: St.Clair College Course: Drafting and Design Housing and Mixed-use...
Image Credit: Ontario Association of Architects
Architectural Credit: n/a
-Professor William Rawlings (St. Clair College)

February 06, 2017

Laneway House (2004)
Location: TorontoArchitects: Kohn Shnier Architects (Martin Kohn, John Shnier, Vis Ramasubramanian, and Jean-Louis Rivard) Structural:...
Image Credit: Tom Arban/Michael Awad
Architectural Credit: Kohn Shnier Architects
-Kohn Shnier Architects
Winter blOAAg Series: Housing Diversity
In keeping housing affordability at the forefront, there is a growing need to rethink traditional housing typologies and encourage diverse...
Image Credit: Ontario Association of Architects
Architectural Credit: n/a

January 06, 2017

Women in Architecture: Chamberlain Architect Services Limited
During this second year of "Women in Architecture – Ontario (part 2)" we would like to share stories and experiences of women who...
Image Credit: Chamberlain Architect Services Ltd.
Architectural Credit: Chamberlain Architect Services Ltd.
-Linnea Chamberlain

January 05, 2017

Spotlight on OAA Awards - Female Recipients of OAA Service Awards since 1988
s blOAAg post will look at the female recipients of the OAA Service Awards –G. Randy Roberts Service Award, Order of da Vinci Award,...
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Architectural Credit: n/a

January 03, 2017

St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church: Celebration of the 2016 OAA Landmark Designation
In recognition of the 2016 OAA Landmark Designation being awarded to St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church and architect John Stefura,...
Image Credit: Braeden Martel
Architectural Credit: John Stefura and Carl Skerl, Townend Stefura Baleshta and Pfister Architects
-Northern Ontario Society of Architects (NOSA)
ARCHIPELAGO: Collaborative Installation for UpHere 2016
How do people interact with and inhabit a space? The buildings that we use every day and that make-up our cities suggest unique answers to...
Image Credit: Mark Baechler
Architectural Credit: Northern Ontario Society of Architects
-Northern Ontario Society of Architects (NOSA)

December 23, 2016

Spotlight on OAA Awards – Lieutenant Governor's Award for Design Excellence in Architecture
2016 Lieutenant Governor's Award for Design Excellence in Architecture WinnerName: Richard Ivey Building, Richard Ivey School of...
Image Credit: Ben Rahn/A-Frame
Architectural Credit: Hariri Pontarini Architects
Spotlight on OAA Awards – Sustainable Design Excellence Award
2015 Sustainable Design Excellence Award WinnerName: Vale Living with Lakes CentreLocation: Sudbury, ONArchitectural...
Image Credit: Tom Arban
Architectural Credit: J.L. Richards & Associates Limited, Consulting Engineers & Architects in association with Perkins + Will Canada Inc.
Spotlight on OAA Awards – People’s Choice Award
2010 People's Choice Award WinnerName: The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat Location: Ottawa, ONArchitectural Credit: Maki...
Image Credit: Tom Arban
Architectural Credit: Maki and Associates and Moriyama & Teshima Architects in collaboration
Spotlight on OAA Awards – Design Excellence Award
2013 Design Excellence Award WinnerName: University of British Columbia, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences/CDRDLocation: Vancouver,...
Image Credit: Marc Cramer
Architectural Credit: Saucier + Perrotte Architectes & Hughes Condon Marler Architects
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