Toronto Places: Elements of Urban Design

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An oversized (121/4x121/4 of 25 of the best examples of Toronto's heritage of architectural and landscape design, as chosen by an international jury. They are the foundation of the Context collection, established by the City of Toronto to recognize achievement in design. Each of the places is presented in stunning photographs (color by Steven Evans, b&w by Geoffrey James) and other illustrations as well as narrative description. Five essays by distinguished Toronto authors provide contexts and elaborations, but the photographs speak for themselves. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802028341
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/1992
  • Pages: 1430

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6
Preface 7
Introduction 9
Streets 10
Toronto's Treasury 11
A Small Space 18
Small Place or Project
The Park at First Canadian Place 20
Riverdale Courts 22
Sunnyside Bathing Pavilion 26
Berczy Park 30
Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens 32
The Toronto Arcade 36
York Square 38
Union Station 40
Large Place or Project
Commerce Court 42
Gooderham and Worts 44
Mount Pleasant Cemetery 48
Victoria University Quadrangle 52
Queen's Quay Terminal 54
Union Station and the Front Street Sweep 58
Market Square Precinct 62
Eaton Centre Galleria 66
City Hall Precinct 68
The Simpson Block 72
On the Road to the Waters of Grace 74
Jury's Selection
Site Plan for the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood 76
Development Framework for Harbourfront 80
Under Toronto 84
Soldiers' Tower 86
Bloor Street Viaduct 88
Bank of Canada 92
Palm House at Allan Gardens 94
Roofscape of the Royal York Hotel 98
O'Keefe Centre Canopy 102
Location Map 104
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