Concrete Toronto

Concrete Toronto wins Award of Merit at Design Exchange Awards!

Coach House Books and E.R.A. Architects are proud to announce that Concrete Toronto brought home an Award of Merit in the Visual Communications Content & Editorial category at the Design Exchange Awards. Design Exchange is Canada's museum of design.

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Concrete Toronto wins Heritage Toronto Award!

Coach House Books is pleased to announce that Concrete Toronto: A Guidebook to Concrete Architecture from the Fifties to the Seventies received the Award of Excellence in the Book Category at the 2008 Heritage Toronto Awards ceremony, held last night at the historic Carlu.

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Concrete Music Night highlighted in Eye Weekly

This weekend's highly anticipated Concrete Music Night, part of the soundaXis festival (and inspired by the Coach House book Concrete Toronto), was a feature in Eye Weekly:

http://www.eyeweekly.com/music/streetspirit/article/28257

Concrete Toronto Music

by Sarah Lis

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Concrete Toronto on Open Book Toronto

How much does Alexander Herman dislike concrete architecture? You can read for yourself how much in his article on Open Book Toronto. He likes, the book, though ...

http://www.openbooktoronto.com/kickstart/blog/city_concrete

The City of Concrete

What does Toronto stand for? Well, it's a good question and one that I imagine has bugged more than a few contributors to this site.

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Concrete Toronto highlighted on Wallpaper*

Influential British design magazine Wallpaper* is featuring Concrete Toronto, with a series of photos from the book, on their website:

'It's a sign of changing times when a city starts to boast about its concrete content - in decades past few urban areas felt the need to inform the world about their aggregate-based architecture.

'Concrete Toronto is a bold celebration of the ci

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Canadian Architect zooms in on Concrete Toronto

By Leslie Jen
Canadian Architect
January 2008

In this well researched and complete guide to concrete architecture of the 1950s to the 1970s, readers will gain insight into a defining period in Toronto’s architectural history. Interviews and essay contributions by architects, historians, academics, city planners, and journalists are complemented by a plentiful assortment of maps, drawings and rare photographs.

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Concrete Toronto illuminates

By Vincent Ponka
Broken Pencil
April 17 4400

Concrete Toronto is a superb book that examines some of Toronto's most recognizable architectural landmarks and describes the dynamic era (the 1960s and '70s) in which they were created. It was a booming time in Toronto, a period in which it surpassed Montreal as the nation's largest city and the centre for commerce and (arguably) culture.

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Azure says Concrete Toronto is rock solid

By Mark Osbaldeston
Azure
January

Michael McClelland and Graeme Stewart asked architects, historians, engineers, journalists and architecture students to submit short essays and images on the topic of Toronto's concrete buildings from around the 1960s period. The result is an eclectic series of essays from a variety of perspectives on projects spanning the '50s through the '70s.

Appropriately, a number of the responses discuss new City Hall, including a good article by Marsha Kelmans on its specially designed concrete furniture (the mayor's desk, now gone, weighed 350 kilograms).

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Torontoist covers Concrete Toronto

The Torontoist recently profiled Concrete Toronto, calling the book 'the first salvo in the upcoming war to preserve our recent architectural heritage.'

Read below for the full story, or visit www.torontoist.com.

Concrete Reading

Will people ever appreciate the fine architecture or heritage value of such widely-d

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