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October 01, 2018

Église St-Joseph d’Orléans
Location: Orléans, Ottawa, Ontario Date of Completion: 1922 Architect: Canon Georges Bouillon Nominated by: Marie-France Lalonde,...
Image Credit: Image courtesy of John G. Cooke & Associates
Architectural Credit: Canon Georges Bouillon

MacLaren Art Centre
Location: Barrie, OntarioDate of Completion: 2001 (Incorporates 1915–17 Carnegie Library by Chapman & McGriffin)Architect: Hariri...
Image Credit: Volker Secling
Architectural Credit: Hariri Pontarini Architects

Pigott Building
Location: Hamilton, Ontario Date of Completion: 1929 Architect: Prack & Prack Date of Rehabilitation: 1998 Nominated by: Andrea Horwath,...
Image Credit: Toronto Star Archives, 1947, tspa_0106479f
Architectural Credit: Prack & Prack

Sharp Centre for Design, OCAD University
Location: Toronto, OntarioDate of Completion: 2008Architect: Alsop Architects Ltd. in joint venture with Robbie/Young + Wright Architects. IBI...
Image Credit: Shai Gil, provided by OCAD University
Architectural Credit: Alsop Architects Ltd. in joint venture with Robbie/Young + Wright Architects

Whalen Building
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario Date of Completion: 1913 Architect: Brown and Vallance Nominated by: Michael Gravelle, MPP (Thunder Bay...
Image Credit: James Whalen Collection. A0039. Lakehead University Archives.
Architectural Credit: Brown and Vallance

Petrie Building
Location: Guelph, OntarioDate of Completion: 1882Architect: John DayDate of Rehabilitation: 2015–2018Heritage Architect: Allan Killin...
Image Credit: ©Hans Zegerius;
Architectural Credit: John Day

Andrews Building, UTSC
Location: Scarborough, Toronto, OntarioDate of Completion: 1964 Architect: John Andrews Architect and Page and Steele Nominated by:...
Image Credit: University of Toronto Scarborough Library, UTSC Archives Legacy Collection, Photographs - Box 1 (File 3).
Architectural Credit: John Andrews Architect and Page and Steele

Claude Watson School for the Arts
Location: North York, Toronto, Ontario Date of Completion: 2008 Architect: Kohn Shnier Architects Nominated by: Stan Cho, MPP (Willowdale) Built...
Image Credit: All images and drawings courtesy of Kohn Shnier Architects
Architectural Credit: Kohn Shnier Architects

October 02, 2017

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.

Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health (2013)
Location: Ottawa Date of Completion: 2013 Architect: Cardinal Conley & Associates Inc.  Nominated by: Nathalie des Rosiers,...
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)

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

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.

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

Cobalt Train Station (1912)
Location: CobaltDate of Completion: 1910,1992Architects: John M. Lyle Architect (Original Building)Taylor/Hazell Architects...
Image Credit: Library and Archives Canada
Architectural Credit: Architects: John M. Lyle (Original Building), Taylor/Hazell Architects Ltd. (Restoration)

October 03, 2016

Graydon Hall Manor (1936)
Location: Toronto, ON Architects: George & MoorhouseDate of completion: 1936Nominated by:  Hon. Michael Coteau,...
Image Credit: City of Toronto Archives
Architectural Credit: George & Moorhouse

LIUNA Station (former Hamilton C.N.R. Station) (1931)
Location: Hamilton, ONArchitects: John Schofield (C.N.R. Corporate Architect); Renovation and Adaptive Reuse by John Mokrycke...
Image Credit: Library and Archives Canada
Architectural Credit: John Schofield (C.N.R. Corporate Architect); Renovation and Adaptive Reuse by Architect John Mokrycke, Lintack Architects

Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (2014)
Location: Queen's University, Kingston Architects: N45 Architecture Inc. in association with Snøhetta Architecture...
Image Credit: Doublespace Photography
Architectural Credit: N45 Architects in association with Snohetta

Les Chater Family YMCA (2009)
Location: Hamilton, ONArchitects: Shore Tilbe Irwin & Partners (now Perkins + Will Canada Inc.) in association with Garwood-Jones...
Image Credit: Perkins + Will Canada Inc.
Architectural Credit: Shore Tilbe Irwin & Partners (now Perkins + Will Canada Inc.) in association with Garwood-Jones & Hanham