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ACO TORONTO MEMBERS CAN POST NEWS FROM YOUR NEIGHBOURHOODS, WORRIES OR SUCCESSES, AND INCLUDE LINKS TO STORIES SPOTTED IN OTHER MEDIA THAT YOU THINK WOULD BE OF INTEREST. THESE STORIES MIGHT BE SENT OUT WITH OUR E-NEWSLETTER THAT GOES TO ALL OUR MEMBERS BY EMAIL.
Post a picture of your newly restored front porch, or the beautiful conversion of the church down the street, or (ugh) demolition shots, or a clever addition, or a super new building. (Make sure you have the rights to the picture before you post it though). Post a press release about a new book comming out. Post a story about what is before the Toronto Preservation Board. Even personal news you think will be of interest to others. This is a place to celebrate what all of our members are watching in the great city of Toronto. (coming soon)
CBC Radio Interview: President Catherine Nasmith Debates Façadism with Past-President Chris Borgal
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May 07, 2017

Sunday Edition host Michael Enright moderates a discussion of Façadism on CBC radio, Sunday May 7. The perspectives on Façadism vary, but there was agreement that "Buildings are not Garbage". Listen in, starts at about one hour 41 minutes into the progr... +read more

Toronto 150+ a Huge Success
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Catherine Nasmith
April 28, 2017

It was a terrific day for those who came out to the Science Centre to talk about Toronto over 150 years. The day was roughly divided into pre-confederation Toronto, and in the afternoon Centennial Toronto. Being at the Science Centre, Ontario’s pr... +read more

Toronto City Council Motions - You can help identify more of Toronto´s Heritage Property
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Catherine Nasmith
April 28, 2017

Got this nice note from Michael McClelland this week. "Great news from City Hall! On April 26th three motions dealing directly with Heritage Preservation will be brought before City Council in response to our Op Ed piece." Please find links to th... +read more

NOW:Toronto´s new industrial revolution: why old buildings need new ideas
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Richard Longley
February 16, 2017

These are revolutionary times for industrial heritage in Toronto and other cities across Canada. Victorian masterpieces, plainer early 20th-century buildings and former factories are being adapted for use by artists, technological entrepreneurs and pi... +read more

City of Toronto Pushing for Additional Powers to Prevent Demolition
Geoff Kettel
February 09, 2017

The tragic demolition of the BMO Bank building in North Toronto was followed by intense media interest and public outrage. But it also led City Council to waste no time in passing a Motion calling for changes to Ontario legislation in order to speed up th... +read more

ACO Toronto´s New Intern Busy at Work

February 06, 2017

ACO Toronto has been blessed with a terrific intern, Lucia Gambetti-Bracco to assist with organizing and posting materials to our TO Built database. She will also be doing outreach to architectural firms, researchers, and community organizations to encour... +read more

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