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Dec. 4, 2013

RAIC honours His Highness the Aga Khan with 2013 Gold Medal
Canadian Architect
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has announced His Highness the Aga Khan as the 2013 recipient of the RAIC Gold Medal. The selection of His Highness marks the first time in more than 30 years that a non-architect has been chosen to receive the Gold Medal, and recognizes the Aga Khan's extraordinary achievements in using architecture as an instrument to further peaceful and sustainable community development around the world.More

David Mirvish and Frank Gehry versus heritage warehouses
Torontoist
For over a century, four warehouse buildings have watched their stretch of King Street West evolve from an industrial centre into an entertainment district. Whether those buildings stay, or are demolished to make way for the Mirvish+Gehry development, the fate of 266, 276, 284, and 322 King West spotlights the often agonizing choice between preserving heritage structures and erecting new landmarks in their place.More

Heritage community seeks to save Winnipeg's Dalnavert
Winnipeg Free Press
Dalnavert's friends are willing to help keep the national historic site open as a portal into the past. A story in the Free Press reporting Dalnavert Museum, one of Winnipeg's finest examples of Queen Anne Revival architecture, was quietly closed two months ago ran through the city's heritage community like a dose of old-fashioned salts.More

High-profile architects chosen for Calgary's new Central library
Metro News
Libraries, by nature, are quiet places — C-Train tunnels are not. That's the dilemma facing two high-profile architecture firms that were named the winning bidders to design Calgary's new central library. Calgary-based DIALOG and Snohetta, an international company that designed a 9/11 memorial at the World Trade Center, were awarded the contract after officials sifted through 38 entries. More

Frank Gehry: The only two buildings in Toronto worth saving are Old City Hall and Osgoode Hall
National Post
Architect Frank Gehry says there are only two buildings in his hometown worth saving: Old City Hall and Osgoode Hall. Everything else is fair game to be torn down, Mr. Gehry suggested to Toronto and East York Community Council. "I don't know whether we should be designating heritage buildings," said Mr. Gehry, who was born in Toronto. "I think you should preserve [Old] City Hall because I used to go there when I was a kid."More