Drake might have "started from the bottom" but now he lives in a sprawling, decked out Toronto estate.
Single-detached houses in the 416 are getting hard to come by - equally in terms of affordability and supply. This new reality has given rise to different forms of high-density housing, which the Canadian Home Builders' Association refers to as "missing middle" housing.
For Toronto-based landscape architect and filmmaker Joseph Clement, the man makes the house -- but the house reveals the
Continuous expansion on a finite planet is not the answer to our challenges: Like our built environment, bigger is not necessarily better. Rather, we need better integration and a recognition of our proper place in the bigger scheme of things.
When we talk about climate change, it's easy to point to obvious "sinners" - cars and smoke stacks. But another one is right in front of us: buildings. Commercial and residential buildings account for 17 per cent of the GhG emissions in Ontario.
Where to eat: Farm to table dining is more than just a fad in Ohio. Farmers' markets abound, just like organic health food
Flights mean frisky security, long layovers and unexpected delays, which can sometimes make for unpleasant travel experiences. Still, your airport journey doesn't always have to be terrible. Here are some cool airports that will make you forget about all your travel baggage.
Though these are welcome changes to anyone who has endured noisy neighbours, the changes will not result in an immediate noise reduction for all as they are only applicable to new buildings. If you are facing noisy neighbours, there is some relief for existing multi-unit home owners.
Instead of preparing for an open house that only lasts for a day, companies can now make the place accessible 24/7, and potential buyers can view or experience the space at their own convenience -- especially for international and/or high-profile buyers.
Modernism came about as a result of a few factors including the industrial revolution, the advance of new technology, the new patterns of life that these brought about as well as a backlash to traditional architecture and design.
An amphitheatre and a Taoist temple are among this year's winners of the Governor General's Medals in Architecture.
From Sydney we flew to Hamilton Island and then sailed, for 90 minutes, to the smaller -- but utterly beautiful -- Hayman Island and One&Only hotel. Built originally in the 1980s and remodelled recently, the hotel remains true to its original architect's vision.
You don't have to be a believer to be moved by the beauty of a church.
We're not gonna lie: our guest room, as we found it, was more like a petting zoo -- for unwanted critters -- than a potentially indulgent space for our friends to relax. Cue a weekend long clean up, gallons of bleach, miles of new drywall, acres of replacement plasterboard and a careful construction plan.
Communities are comprised of a diverse mix of people, functions, and uses. The built form that we give to communities helps to foster connections and communication: it becomes the stage for our culture.
A really good deck doesn't stop at the luxuriant lumber from which it is constructed. To bring any deck (patio or terrace) alive it needs subsequent "layers." In precisely the same manner in which décor and accessories will alternate interior "beat," so too can visual and physical tricks make your exterior scheme look "considered."
When I mentioned to my New York real estate broker that I had relocated from Toronto he had one thing to say about the Big Smoke: "I've never seen so much construction in one place." Statistically, he's right. Few cities in North America rival the sheer amount of high-rises that are currently under construction in Toronto.
There are over 5,000 homeless individuals in Toronto; over 400 sleeping outside on an average night and these numbers continue
Even though Canada is poised to celebrate its 150th birthday in 2017, it’s still a baby compared to other countries. We just
If you look at Calgary and Edmonton, their skylines full of construction cranes, developers must do more than 'aim for height'. As the old adage goes, "Rome wasn't built in a day". Developers must be creative and work closely with architects to foster the development of robust communities that reflect cohesive design, and feature functional buildings that people want to live in.