Author archives: NEWS

This 22 Years Old Developer is Taking On a 36M$ Commercial Development in Edmonton

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Power centers. We usually take them for granted and most importantly, we never really think about the individuals who built them. Maybe because they are not as sexy as an architecturally relevant luxury tower rising downtown Toronto or a carefully crafted new extension for a museum? Arrive Hosea Choga, a 22 years old developer at Wave Development who's cur[...]

The CCA Presents Archaeology of the Digital: Complexity and Convention

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Curated by Greg Lynn, Complexity and Convention is the third and final exhibition of the CCA’s Archaeology of the Digital program, in which twenty-five seminal projects are collected, catalogued, preserved, and made available for research. The project constitutes a precise inquiry into the relationship between architecture and digital technologies in order t[...]

LOKI Homes Unveils Their First Modular Residential Architecture Project at Massif du Sud

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Our friends at LOKI Box Design are launching a new division for modular residential architecture and just unveiled their first tiny house they built at the foot of the Massif du Sud ski slopes. "Over the last 30 years, we went from playing with LEGOs to stacking recycled shipping containers" explains LOKI Homes founder Pierre-Mathieu Roy. "All of our discus[...]

Insights From The Real Deal Toronto Showcase and Forum 2016

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The Real Deal Magazine brought some of the most respected developers and brokerage firms from NYC and South Florida to discuss, share insights and obviously promote their projects in Toronto. As Canada is the #1 foreign investor country in the US real estate market (currently battling this spot with China), the Toronto Forum and Showcase was key to craft rel[...]

The Tiniest Bar in Canada Built for The Launch of Old Style Pilsner Commercial

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Ok this is a bit off with our editorial line, but since we thought the idea was so clever, we are happy to underline the great work of our creative friends from ad agency Rethink Canada. To celebrate the launch of Old Style Pilsner for the Québec market, the crew built a "tiny bar" for the local community fishermen on ice of L'Anse-Saint-Jean near Tadoussac[...]

Inside La Maison de la Littérature in Québec City

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Photographer Jacob Roy published on his blog some slick pictures took from inside La Maison de la Littérature de Québec created by Chevalier Morales Architectes. Located in the heart of Old Québec City, the space is a tribute and a permanent showcase of Québec's littérature and also comprises an expo hall, a bistro and a creation studio.  [...]

Kollectif Releases Epic Photos From Inside Montreal's Empty Olympic Tower

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The fine folks at Kollectif and architectural photographer Olivier Blouin got together yesterday to release these epic pictures took inside the Olympic Tower. The 7 floors office space that remained empty from the 80's will finally be home to new tenants: Le Mouvement Desjardins. Beautiful, mysterious and brutal, these pictures will capture the imagination [...]

New Wine Bar M.Mme to Open on Posh Laurier West in Montreal

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There's a new address on the posh section of Laurier Ouest to have a tasteful happy hour with clients or a discreet lunch with the mistress. The decor is warm and classy with its stones and wood essences surrounding the tables and bar.   A vast wine cellar  When the Istanboulian brothers, Hovig Kalanjian (Toi & Moi Café) and Stelio Perombelon[...]

The Du Tour Residence in Laval by Architecture Open Form and Knights Bridge

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Pictures by Adrien Williams Source : v2com The Du Tour Residence is a renovation project. This Laval home, designed by an architect in the ‘60s, has belonged to the same family for decades. Its very special character and distinctive details were to be retained. The designers’ challenge was to transform the home’s interior into a contemporary space withou[...]

A Montreal Duplex Is Transformed Into An Elegantly Simple Light-Filled Home - Via Dwell

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We love those shy Montreal residential architectural projects hidden behind discrete historical facades. Congratulations to both Blouin Tardif Architecture and Construction N. Deslauriers for this amazing project shining internationally. Read full article on Dwell: A Montreal Duplex Is Transformed Into An Elegantly Simple Light-Filled Home | Dwell [...]

The Interesting Narrative of M Immobilier, an Independent Boutique Agency in Montréal

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In our recent article "The New Challenges of Real Estate Marketing" published on Sparksheet and Infopresse, we were stressing how much important it is nowadays to build a strong and unique brand image while generating engaging content and stories. We were therefore recently pleased to discover a new and independent banner called M Immobilier in Montréal, [...]

Shopify Montreal Moves Into Massive New Offices in The Aimia Tower

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With plans to hire more than 150 software developers, data engineers and project managers in the upcoming months, Canadian tech company Shopify recently moved its operations to the Aimia Tower near Square-Victoria in Montréal. For the occasion, Founder and CEO is Tobi Lütke, and Jean-Michel Lemieux, SVP of Engineering engaged in an uplifting fireside chat fo[...]

As Seen on #TorontoRealEstate

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Following our Montreal edition, here are the stories that caught our attention on #TorontoRealEstate. By the way Toronto professionals, don't miss the upcoming TORONTO Real Estate Forum & Showcase by The Real Deal on March 30. Info and tickets here. See you there!   We’re proud to announce that we are going to cover the @Trdny The Real Deal [...]

New Restaurant Foiegwa by Gauley Brothers Being Built in Saint-Henri

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This story is part of our collaboration series with GURU Energy Drink, read all previous articles here.  Toby and Taylor Gauley were involved with construction from an early age, thanks to their father who was in the business of building and renovating luxury residences in the Laurentians and the West-Island. Now both in their thirties, they run their o[...]

Family In Toronto Buys and Transforms an Old School into Their Home - The Globe and Mail

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This story from the Globe and Mail is simply incredible, imagine being a kid! A family converts a decommissioned school into a livable home and bed-and-breakfast​. Carolyn Ireland reports on how these city-dwellers settled on the idea and the obstacles they overcame in moving to the country – ​and a new life Source: Toronto family ditches the city for old [...]