News Clips/ Les manchettes
Nov. 6, 2013

Downtown Halifax transformation unveiled
Daily Commercial News
Robin Halifax Holdings Ltd. has unveiled plans to transform a downtown city block in Halifax into a mixed-use development housing a boutique hotel, condominiums, restaurant, office, retail, and public spaces with underground parking. LEED Platinum (core and shell) is being targeted. The developers said the 500,000 square-foot, twin-tower development, named 22nd Commerce Square, will span the area bounded by Granville, George, Hollis and Duke streets in the heart of downtown. More

Ground set to break on new Globe and Mail building
Daily Commercial News
Developer First Gulf is poised to break ground in October on the 500,000-square-foot Globe and Mail Centre, a 17-storey office tower set to transform Toronto's downtown east side. The building, designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, will be the new home of Canada's national newspaper and anchor the emerging St. Lawrence neighbourhood as a hub of urban activity and corporate offices. More

Canada's new architecture school: Inspired by nature to fuel a northern spirit
The Globe and Mail
The intersection of Elm and Elgin streets in Sudbury is a historic midpoint for Canada. For most of the 20th century, the Edwardian building on one corner was a telegraph station and ticket office for CP Rail. Now it has a more creative and dignified role: It is home to faculty and 70 students in Laurentian University's new School of Architecture, a bilingual institution and the first new Canadian architecture school in 40 years. "We're quite exposed here — right in the middle of things," said the school's founding director, Terrance Galvin. More

4 teams shortlisted to design new central library in Calgary
Arch Daily
Four shortlisted teams have been asked to design proposals for a new central library in the Canadian city of Calgary. Selected from 38 submissions, the competing teams of local and international architects will harness the power of platemaking to envision a 280,000 square-foot "landmark" for the East Village Calgary. More

In with the old, in with the new at Quebec City gem
Montreal Gazette
A sweeping $500,000 renovation of Le St-Pierre, a darling boutique hotel in the Old Port of Quebec City, has preserved the best of the fine old structure and bestowed a fresh new look. It wasn't easy. The building is nearly 200 years old, built when rue St-Pierre was the Wall Street of Lower Canada and Le St-Pierre was the headquarters of what is believed to be the settlement's first insurance company, Quebec Fire Insurance Cie., founded in 1820. More