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Virtual Hearing Commences on March 5, 2021  The OAA’s appeal of City of Toronto Zoning By-law 569-2013 (the harmonized zoning by-law) began in 2013, by members who specialize in residential...

Gentrification and the new Crosstown transit line are considered culprits responsible for the loss of dozens of businesses and residents in Little Jamaica, a community on and around Eglinton Avenue...

When people talk about spending to stimulate the economy, governments are often quick to turn to “shovel ready” projects. According to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the CanInfra...

The deadline for the GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN Awards has been extended to March 25. The program, now entering its 14th year, has opened its categories beyond Quebec to become a worldwide competition...

The Ontario government doesn’t need to tear down a group of heritage industrial buildings in Toronto’s West Don Lands in order to decontaminate the site and allow housing to be built, a group of...

BOGOTA - A shortage of hospital beds during the coronavirus pandemic has led architects in Colombia to design portable, inflatable chambers for coronavirus patients that can be placed in gyms or...

A few months ago, the TSA asked you to take part of it's Climate Action Questionnaire, a first step in charting together a coordinated response to the climate crisis. In total, 44 firms representing...

February is Black History Month in Canada. Dating back to 1926 in the United States and officially recognized by Canada’s House of Commons in 1995, this commemorative month looks to heighten awareness...

OAA celebrates local architecture as part of the Queens’ Park Picks showcase If you take time to ‘listen,’ local buildings and structures are talking. And you don’t have to be an expert to appreciate...

During the COVID-19 pandemic, long-term care homes have seen a significant share of superspreading events around the globe. According to Canada’s National Institute on Aging, as of early May, 82...

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