Each Tuesday, Spacing Montreal will share some posts from our sister blog, Spacing Toronto. We hope it will fuel constructive dialogue on the urban issues faced by both cities.
Once used as streetcar repair barns, the Wychwood Barns have been out of use for some time. In parnership with Artscape, architect Joe Lobko and his team have transformed these buildings into an environmentally efficient, multifaceted community center, proving that buildings don’t have to be new to be green. Laura Boudreau is keeping us up to do date with discussions held at the Creative Places + Spaces Regional Forum at the Barns.
After months and months of suspense, Frank Gehry’s renovation of the Art Gallery of Ontario was finally unveiled to the public on November 14th. The gallery’s new spaces, new treatment of old spaces, new works and new views of the city make it as enticing as the work within it. Shawn Micallef is the resident blogger for Art Matters, and appeared on an episode of The Agenda as part of a panel discussion on the opening.
University of Toronto students teamed up with professional architecture firms to create giant structures from a children’s storybook for CANstruction- an annual event that raises funds for food banks across the city.