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Over the last month, we've had the pleasure of speaking with other sponsors of Migrating Landscapes and asking them why they support the project. Here is what they had to say.
Migrating Landscapes wraps up at Brookfield Place (181 Bloor Street, Toronto) on February 24th. To vote for your favourite entry, head down to Bay and Front before it's too late. Which of the contestants do you think will make it to the Venice Architecture Biennale this summer?
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In August 2011, Brampton City Council approved the Southwest Quadrant Renewal Plan for the city. The proposal, submitted by Dominus Construction Group, envisions a mixed-use development with new administrative, parking and retail space in a revitalized downtown Brampton.
Last week, we attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the quadrant along with Joe Cordiano and a crew from Dominus, where the Mayor of Brampton Susan Fennell announced that the project was going forward.
On the construction front, actual drilling for caissons will begin any day now:
A drill rig used by Deep Foundations, Dominus' shoring contractor, to drill the holes for the caisson wall.
The project is expected to be complete in 2014. We see a lot of growth in Brampton's urban landscape and plenty of business opportunities, and we're curious about how Brampton will change in the coming years. The city is already the GTA's third most populous municipality with a current estimated population of 510,000.
For all of our photos, check out our Facebook album: Dominus at Brampton City Hall.
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We recently visited the corner of Yonge and The Esplanade in downtown Toronto to see the progress of Daniel Libeskind's L Tower, but we also stopped by the Backstage site to see what was new. Our previous trip to the site in November showed that it was truly at the early stages of preparation for excavation.
This time around, there was a bit more to see. Caisson drilling is roughly 80% complete and the first row of tie-backs on the south side of the site are 20% done. We're still in the early phase of excavation, but the main job for the next few months is to dig, dig, dig.
We hope to reach footing elevations in June. If everything goes as planned, we'll be back at street level early in 2013.
So, we're getting there! In one month, we'll provide you with another update. Check out our photos below, and visit Facebook for the full album.
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Johanna Hurme, one of the organizers of Migrating Landscapes, said it best: "You have migration stories that shape the way you see the world." This is, of course, the purpose of the Migrating Landscapes exhibition that opened in Toronto this past Monday on February 6th.
Migrating Landscapes is representing Canada at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012 in August by communicating through architecture their encounters with the Canadian landscape as first, second and third-generation immigrants. All designers are under 45 years old.
The winners will be announced at the exclusive VIP gala on February 22nd (by invitation only).
The team still requires donations to fund their travels to Venice. To show your support, follow Cityzen on Twitter @Cityzengroup and on Facebook, donate through the online form for the Venice Biennale fund. You can also contact Sara Crignano to donate: email@example.com, 416-777-2489 ext. 225.
Migrating Landscapes will be at Toronto from February 6-24, 2012 at Brookfield Place, 181 Bay Street.
See our Facebook album for all Toronto pictures and Ontario entrants.
We're happy to report that construction at Waterlilies Town Homes in Oakville is moving along delightfully from our last visit in November. When we visited the site last week, the last driveway pour was being prepped, but amidst the concrete, lush gardens, trees and ponds will lie a livable, vibrant community.
Check out our latest pics!
Forming work continues to be the big job on site.
What lies ahead? Blocks 3-6, townhouse walls and landscaping walls are the next big projects to work on.
Work on the underground is almost complete with one pocket remaining open to take all the jacks and forms out.
Prepping the last bit of driveway for pouring.
Oakville is one of the GTA's most upscale markets with tons of activity and diversity. This project is highly anticipated with phase one having sold out in two days. For more construction photos, visit our Facebook album.
The countdown is nearing its end! Migrating Landscapes begins on Monday here in Toronto, and we're thrilled to be sponsoring such a fantastic event.
Lisa Rochon, architecture critic of the Globe and Mail and author of "Up North", talks about Migrating Landscapes and why she is a judge for the Canadian architectural competition. See our interview below.
Migrating Landscapes is still looking for donations to support the winners to get to the Venice Architecture Biennale this summer.
Here's how you can show your support:
Migrating Landscapes will be at Toronto from February 6-24, 2012 at Brookfield Place.
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Our last L Tower construction update was in mid-November, and since then, we've shared tons about Daniel Libeskind but not enough about the progress of his latest Toronto building. So what's new at the L?
The highly anticipated building is currently built up to the 23rd floor and continuing at a pace of roughly one floor built per week.
Windows have been delivered with some initial installations on the 4th floor with more on the way.
Plumbing, electrical, and water work will be starting in the next few weeks so our already busy site is about to get a whole lot busier.
The Sony Centre Back of House work has also been coming along nicely.
For all of our latest construction photos for L Tower, see our Facebook album. Anything you'd like to see in the next construction update? Let us know!