Book published by Ontario Architects Association, 2014
On the 125th anniversary of the Ontario Association of Architects, the OAA Perspectives team published a commemorative book based on a careful selection from the past 25 years of articles. Just as OAA Perspectives explores architectural life, practice, culture and sometimes even architecture itself, the book looks at these same issues, with a focus on what has changed over the past quarter-century / edited by Ian Ellingham & Gordon S. Grice
Fife and Drum, December, 2014
A newly planned park in Toronto, south of the present Stanley Park, will be a further step in the recovery of the Fort York Garrison Common and an additional link in a chain of parks following the line of Garrison Creek / written by Robert Allsopp
ULI Toronto Blog, November 11, 2014
Development application to be filed for a new mixed-use project at 22 John Street in the community of Weston in Toronto is the latest in the city building effort that has been gaining steam since 2011 / written by Brandon G. Donnelly
make Calgary blog, November 13, 2014
Review of Design Matters Lecture presented by DTAH partner Bryce Miranda in Calgary on November 12, 2014.
Novae Res Urbis, October 31, 2014
City of Toronto staff is in the midst of creating technical standards that will inform the creation of complete streets guidelines, an effort led by DTAH / written by Leah Wong
Yonge Street Media, October 29, 2014
Landscape architects and partners at DTAH, Bryce Miranda and Brent Raymond, along with Chief Operating Officer of Evergreen, Seana Irvine, will talk "Possible Futures" about Toronto's ravines as part of a series of talks associated with the RavinePortal exhibition / written by Bert Archer
Civil Engineering, October 2014
Crossing a historically significant and protected waterway in Ottawa, the Strandherd–Armstrong Bridge, designed by DTAH and engineered by Parsons, features a 125m long main span supported on three parallel arches.
Novae Res Urbis, October 3, 2014
NRU discusses the RavinePortal exhibition, curated by Megan Torza / written by Leah Wong
UrbanToronto.ca, September 29, 2014
Urban Toronto covers the RavinePortal Opening Night Reception / written by Jack Landau
Canadian Consulting Engineer, September 4, 2014
Among the many construction projects taking place along the Toronto waterfront, one is a large new stormwater attenuation shaft to service the East Bayfront precinct.
UrbanToronto.ca, August 22, 2014
Finishing touches being put on the DTAH designed landscape at RBC WaterPark Place, including accessible green roofs with a high graphic impact. Several environmentally conscious features are being applied on the roofs, including high-albedo paving, a water cistern, and trench drains, to help achieve the development's goal of LEED Platinum designation / written by Jack Landau
Spacing Toronto, August 01, 2014
The NXT CITY PRIZE is an open invitation for all young people connected to Toronto to improve on the design of our city’s open spaces. Spacing teamed up with the NXT CITY PRIZE to provide readers with a series of Q&As with local and national city builders in the lead up to the announcement of the winning design. In this interview, Joe Lobko discusses public spaces as the ‘lungs’ of a city, the essentiality of the street, the importance of public space in the future success of communities and more.
Torontoist.com, August 13, 2014
In a twist on the traditional election debate, cultural leaders took questions from mayoral candidates about art's place in the city. The panel featured Joe Lobko who commented on the importance of community partnerships, saying "The development of cultural life, like many other aspects of city life, is not dependant only on government. We can celebrate the ways in which we as communities already partner to bring the arts into our daily lives. We need to find more ways to do that. That’s going to be the key to the future, those community partnerships” / written by Peter Goffin
CBC News, July 12, 2014
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson calls south end bridge the city's Eiffel Tower.
CTV News, July 12, 2014
A long-awaited link between the communities of Barrhaven and Riverside South has officially opened to the public as cyclists, pedestrians and drivers can freely travel between the areas.
The excitement was palpable from the hundreds that gathered for the official opening of the Strandherd-Armstrong bridge. The day included a walking procession, a ribbon cutting ceremony and a first ride on an OC Transpo bus. Pedestrians and cyclists put the bridge to good use even before the official opening. Ottawa mayor Jim Watson was also impressed with what he saw. "I think it's pretty unique. It could be our version of the Eiffel tower. It might be one of the iconic landmarks in the south end of the city" / written by Matt Skube
Toronto Star, June 23, 2014
If all goes to plan, the council-approved vision for McCowan precinct will create a beautified gateway to Scarborough and be a draw for much-needed development in the area. The City of Toronto McCowan Precinct Plan was supported by a DTAH street design and transportation network study which provided an overall framework for the street network within the Precinct. The framework includes the street network, block plan, parks and open space strategy, streetscape plan, and transportation network study and serves as a blueprint for possible future actions / written by Jennifer Pagliaro
OAA Perspectives, Summer 2014
50 Park Road receives OAA Landmark Designation
Toronto Star, June 3, 2014
Toronto artist and architect Paul Raff is to design an art fence along lower Don Valley trail that is more about access than barrier. Raff's work is part of a larger city plan to improve a 4.7 km section of the lower Don Trail, which runs along the Don River from Pottery Rd. to the Corktown Commons. Raff and DTAH are working together to implement this legacy project for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. The team was selected by a Toronto-based jury in a national competition / written by Lucas Oleniuk
Canadian Architect, June 2, 2014
The Storefront for Art and Architecture has announced the selection of DTAH’s proposal entitled “The Portal” as one of 10 international projects comprising their inaugural WorldWide Storefront – “a new initiative to provide a simultaneous, multi-locus of alternative spaces around the globe and a digital platform for the expression and exchange of latent desires within contemporary art and architecture practices.”
Globe and Mail, June 2, 2014
Toronto’s Market Street boasts five cheerful restaurants, a bustling coffee emporium and a specialty food store. Its 150-year-old buildings are accented by outdoor patios, the entire street repaved with brick. It’s a stunning transformation for a historic street along the west side of St. Lawrence Market that for years had been all but abandoned and considered expendable as a wave of redevelopment swept in from all sides. It took vision, perseverance and a lot more effort than originally planned, but the redevelopment set precedents that should make it easier to preserve heritage sites in the future / written by Wallace Immen
Toronto Life, May 2014
Sure, New York's got the High Line. But in Toronto, ambitious planners are designing green spaces to rival the best. Take a peek at four of the most promising places to escape the concrete jungle -- including the Lower Don Trail / written by Matthew Hague
Toronto Public Health, May 2014
DTAH partnered with Gladki Planning Associates to develop an educational report on active transportation for Toronto Public Health "Active City: Designing for Health." The report makes the case for prioritizing cycling and walking in urban design interventions of all scales by drawing on academic research and a number of case studies of successful projects in Toronto and around the world.
Novae Res Urbis, May 30, 2014
The city should be better utilizing its built environment to promote active living. This means creating mixed-use developments and updating active transportation infrastructure says a new report from a trio of city departments. The report, Active City: Designing for Health, authored by DTAH and Gladki Associates, and issued from medical officer of health Dr. David McKeown, chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat and transportation services general manager Stephen Buckley discusses the role the built environment plays in promoting health. It outlines how the built environment can make it easy or difficult to lead an active lifestyle and what should be done to reduce barriers to active living / written by Leah Wong
Book published by McGill-Queen's University Press, 2014
The largest and most pervasive of human artifacts, landscapes are both cultural expressions and environments that shape our actions. In the first critical history of designed landscapes in our country, Ron Williams approaches landscape architecture as a social art that creates places for people to use and as an environmental art through which practitioners act as stewards of the natural world / written by Ron Williams
Bridge Design & Engineering, Issue 75 | 2014
First phase of a construction for a new cable-stayed highway bridge in Ontario, Canada is now under way. The modest cable-stayed bridge design by McCormick Rankin Corporation with DTAH has a triple tower with three cable planes supporting a composite steel superstructure. Construction of the bridge is due to be completed in 2017.
Building, May 14, 2014
OAA bestows Landmark Designation to 50 Park Road at the annual Celebration of Excellence Awards.
Bustler, April 28, 2014
Stellar sustainable design around the world always deserves recognition. The 2014 Canadian National Urban Design Awards program — hosted by RAIC | Architecture Canada, Canadian Institute of Planners, and Canadian Society of Landscape Architects — recently announced this year's winners in acknowledgment of their contributions to the quality of life and sustainability in Canada's cities through architecture and urban design. Among the eight awards given, DTAH took home a Special Jury Award In Sustainable Development for Evergreen Brick Works.
The Toronto Star, April 21, 2014
Eve Lewis has completed her late husband, Paul Oberman's dream of restoring the buildings on the west side of Market St. and turning the asphalt roadway into an old-world cobblestone path. Designed by DTAH, Market St. at St. Lawrence Market, is now a unique Toronto road, the only street purpose-built for patios. And the city is now using Market St. as a prototype for other “flexible streets,” including a new design for John St. from Front St. to north of Queen St. W / written by Rick Madonik
InsideToronto.com, April 1, 2014
Coming out of the DTAH led Weston Design Charette held in 2011, plans for a new cultural hub and improved farmers' market in Weston are underway with hopes to get shovels in the ground by 2015.