Moccasin Identifier Project
Carolyn King delivered the following presentation at the ACO Toronto 150+ event on April 22, 2017 at the Ontario Science Centre.
Carolyn King is the former elected Chief of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. Her extensive experience includ... +read more
Cultural Heritage Landscape: From Glacier to Planned City
Madeleine McDowell delivered the following presentation at the ACO Toronto 150+ event on April 22, 2017 at the Ontario Science Centre.
Madeleine McDowell is an artist, educator and advocate for Heritage -- built, natural and cultural. For over two decad... +read more
The Architectural Milieu at the Time of Canadian Confederation
Sharon Vattay delivered the following presentation at the ACO Toronto 150+ event on April 22, 2017 at the Ontario Science Centre.
Sharon Vattay, Ph.D. is an architectural historian based in Toronto. She is currently an associate at Goldsmith Borgal & Co... +read more
Found Toronto: Toronto from 1858
Michael McClelland delivered the following presentation at the ACO Toronto 150+ event on April 22, 2017 at the Ontario Science Centre.
A registered architect and founding partner of ERA Architects, Michael McClelland specializes in heritage conservation... +read more
The Original Vision for Ontario Place
Eberhard Zeidler delivered the following presentation at the ACO Toronto 150+ event on April 22, 2017 at the Ontario Science Centre.
Eberhard Zeidler was the Senior Partner of Zeidler Partnership Architects, responsible for the firm’s design work from... +read more
Everyday Modern Architecture
Michael McLelland delivered the following presentation at the ACO Toronto 150+ event on April 22, 2017 at the Ontario Science Centre.
A registered architect and founding partner of ERA Architects, Michael McClelland specializes in heritage conservation,... +read more
Toronto and Expo 67: Modern Architecture and Avant-Garde Urbanisms amid the Two Solitudes
David Leonard delivered the following presentation at the ACO Toronto 150+ event on April 22, 2017 at the Ontario Science Centre.
David Leonard is a PhD candidate at York University. He is currently focusing on the legacy of Montreal’s Expo 67, and th... +read more
Architecture and National Identity: The Centennial Projects 50 Years On
Marco Polo delivered the following presentation at the ACO Toronto 150+ event on April 22, 2017 at the Ontario Science Centre.
Marco Polo is an Associate Professor at Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science. His research focuses on th... +read more
Raymond Moriyama on the Ontario Science Centre
On April 22, 2017 ACO Toronto hosted 150+ at the Ontario Science Centre, a day-long event featuring talks on the architectural and cultural landscapes of Confederation era and Centennial era Toronto.
Although he could not attend the event, Raymond Moriya... +read more
Eden Smith Architect
Illustrated with lovely pen and ink sketches by Bill Moffat, this is the first book on Eden Smith Architect, published by Toronto Architectural Conservancy, now called ACO Toronto. 34 Pages
Also see Eden Smith by Doug Brown, available to download from ... +read more
Eden Smith: Toronto´s Arts and Crafts Architect
W. Douglas Brown
Doug Brown's 53-page 2003 self-published book on the prolific architect, Eden Smith, is now available in downloadable PDF form. The well researched volume includes a biographical description of the architect, a list of his built works, and an extensive bi... +read more
Alfred Chapman Architect
Howard D. Chapman
Illustrated by Howard V. Walker, this small book contains a history of the work of Alfred Chapman Architect, the author's father. He was architect of the Prince's Gate, the former Toronto Reference Library on College Street, now U of T bookstore. 30 Pages +read more
Bellevue Avenue: An Architectural and Social Study
An architectural and social chronology of this (now) downtown Toronto street. Ms. Hudson provides details of its physical and social transition from settlement as frontage for the Denison Estate to Victorian subdivision to today's modern street in Toronto... +read more
Call for Tender, 1847- 1890.
Alec Keefer and Charles Kinghorn, Editors;
Kent Rawson, Research, Transcription.
This 145-page document (originally sold as a CD) contains the complete text of every Call for Tender printed in The Globe (Toronto) between 1847 and 1890. There are 3207 entries in all, providing a shortcut through hundreds of hours of research.
The w... +read more
Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Canada, 1800 - 1950: A Database
For decades, with only the occasional research grant and assistance, Robert Hill has been recording the history of architects in Canada to build this highly useful online database. A wonderful and useful resource. Over time its content will be linked to t... +read more
Finding Aid to ACO Toronto´s Rosedale Archive: An Annotated Listing
1920´s Postcard of Chestnut Park
This 74-page document prepared by historian Dr. Gibson lists and describes the contents of 40 boxes of research (including photos) on Rosedale collected in the 1970s by community residents. The material is being used as background for a book ACO Toronto h... +read more
Urban Taxidermy and the Yonge Street Diorama: Killing, Stuffing, and Presenting Yonge Street (text)
Remarks by architect Robert Allsopp during one in ACO Toronto's 2016 lecture series on what he terms "urban taxidermy." Taking Yonge Street as his example, his five pages of notes describe the economic, social, and cultural values lost as the street is st... +read more
Urban Taxiderm: The Killing, Stuffing, and Presentation of Yonge Street
Robert Allsopp describing the creation of the Yonge Street Diorama. +read more
What Lessons of the 70s Have Been Lost?
A two-page summary of remarks made at one in ACO Toronto's 2016 lecture series. Among the lessons Bradburn draws is that we should revisit our appreciation of architectural styles that fall out of public favour. This loss of popularity aggravates the spec... +read more
Is This the City we want?, What is the Role of Conservation in Today´s Rapidly Changing Toronto
Mary MacDonald, Senior Manager, Heritage Preservation Services
A brief, two-page summary of remarks prepared for ACO Toronto's 2016 lecture series. City Heritage Planner McDonald lays out her view on the role of conservation in a rapidly changing city, touching on its cultural, environmental,, and social aspects. +read more
The Impact of York Square in Toronto: The Beginnings of Post Modernism in Toronto (images)
Photograph, Richard Longley
The accompanying images for John Sewell's lecture. +read more
The Impact of York Square in Toronto: The Beginnings of Post Modernism in Toronto (text)
In the 1970s, York Square helped put Toronto and the young firm of Diamond and Myers on the international design and planning stage, but it is now threatened with near obliteration. Delivered as one in ACO Toronto's 2016 lecture series, Sewell's 18-page p... +read more
Building a Better Tomorrow: Schools of the Toronto Board of Education 1950-1965
As part of ACO Toronto's 2016 lecture series, Robert Moffatt discussed the remarkable mid-century work of TDSB Chief Architect, Frederick C. Etherington, and architect Peter Pennington including the social context and precedents. The downloadable 54-page ... +read more
Perception Modern: Inspiration for an Aspiring Architect -- the Influence of Peter Dickenson and Colin Vaughan
As part of ACO Toronto's 2016 lecture series, architect Annabel Vaughan gave a highly personal talk describing the influence of Peter Dickinson on her father, architect Colin Vaughan, as seen by her both as a young girl traveling with the family to visit ... +read more