We are so pleased to announce that Lisa Rapoport has been named a 2013 Fellow by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. She will be inducted at this year’s Festival of Architecture being held in Halifax from June 5–8, in partnership with the Nova Scotia Association of Architects. Stay tuned for more details.
Architecture Canada: Press Release
Get your tickets to the Modern Home Tour to visit some of the most modern homes in Toronto, including two of our very own projects: Walmer Road Residence and Albany Avenue Residence — a house extension commissioned by Canada’s premier garden guru Marjorie Harris!
WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Advance tickets are on sale through Friday, June 7 at 8:00 PM for $30 each. Tickets purchased after that time must be purchased at any of the tour homes beginning at 11:00 am on JUNE 8 for $40 each. Children 12 and under are free.
On May 8, join us for the Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization Tour as part of the OAA’s 2013 Annual Conference. The tour will explore the completed portions of the ongoing revitalization project at Toronto City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square. Visitors will explore the Podium Green Roof Garden, the new Skate Pavilion, and the recently completed Theatre, as well as tour the overall site. The tour will also include a discussion of the vision and goals of the competition scheme and how it has evolved, the challenges of renovating a modern heritage site, and working on an active and much-scrutinized site.
The tour will be led by Chris Pommer (PLANT Architect Inc.) and Andrew Frontini (Perkins+Will Canada), design partners for the NPS project Joint Venture.
8 May 2013 | 2:00PM – 4:30PM
On select Saturdays between May and October 2013, Lisa Dietrich of PLANT Architect Inc. will lead one of the TSA’s Toronto Architecture Tours. Focused on modern buildings, Lisa will introduce visitors to high-rises throughout the Financial District including First Canadian Place, Toronto Dominion Centre, and BCE Place. The tour will begin at the iconic Toronto City Hall — which is of special interest because PLANT is currently completing the Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization project (in joint venture with Perkins + Will Canada).
Tickets are $20 per person, with reduced rates for students, seniors, and groups. TSA tours run every Saturday from 1:30PM to 3:30PM, from May 12 to October 6, 2013. Please click here for more information.
Our esteemed client Adam Seelig is directing The Charge of the Expormidable Moose, a play by Claude Gauvreau that opens at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto next month. The show runs from May 10–26, 2013. For tickets and info please visit http://onelittlegoat.org/moose.
On Saturday, May 4, 2013 as part of the Jane’s Walk event, Lisa Dietrich will host a guided tour of one of the most extensive underground walkway systems in the world, located right here in Toronto. This walk will explore the historic origins of the city’s walkways, examine how visitors can orient themselves in this downtown maze, and address the public/private space issues that are encountered underground. Lisa will also try to answer some important questions like: why are there so many nail salons and barber shops?
To learn more about how you can be part of this exciting event, click here.
You should check out The Gladstone Hotel’s opening reception of Gladstone Grow Op, a four-day event that celebrates innovative ideas and conceptual responses to landscape and place. This Friday, you’ll have the chance to meet the Gladstone’s Grow Op jury members which includes PLANT’s landscape architecture staff Vanessa Eickhoff and Andrea Mantin. For more information about the Gladstone’s exhibition and participants, click here.
Pottery Road Bicycle Crossing got a shout-out this week in NOW Magazine. This urban infrastructure project is the first component in a larger scheme to provide interpretation, orientation, and environmental control for the Lower Don Recreational Trail in Toronto.
Though much work still lies ahead, advocates of a pedestrian-friendly Market Square in Stratford, Ontario couldn’t help but get excited now that the city has secured much-needed seed money for the redevelopment project by PLANT Architect Inc.