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January 19th
10:40 AM

Kyra Clarkson Architect - House 1
154 Rhodes Avenue, Toronto, Canada

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December 20th
8:16 PM
ces-press: Stay Gold! #buildings #toronto #architecture

ces-press: Stay Gold! #buildings #toronto #architecture

September 4th
5:56 PM

10 000 Square Feet of Opulent Modern Living: 44 Belvedere Residence

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Boasting approximately 10 000 square feet of opulent modern living, the 44 Belvedere Residence is a two story home in Southern Ontario, Canada, currently on sale for $5,35 million. The massive house is located steps away from the lake and was especially designed for a “successful individual or family”. Here are some of the features of the project, as described in the official press release: “The spacious backyard offers multiple options for relaxation and enjoyment. Whether it’s hosting a dinner party next to the sleek concrete pool and Miami style cabana or you are soaking up the sun on the exotic 1,400 sq/ft Brazilian wood deck. Built for the health conscious in mind, the professional grade gym sports a free weight and cardio area with multiple media zones. After you energize yourself with a work out enjoy the integrated spa with both dry sauna and steam shower – which features 18” rain head and body jets. Escape to a cinematic experience like no other. The three level cinema features dual LCD digital movie posters as you walk through the grand entrance”. Be sure to watch the video below and tell us if you notice any other design ideas worth highlighting.

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Original Post: http://freshome.com/2012/09/04/10-000-square-feet-of-opulent-modern-living-44-belvedere-residence-video/

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July 24th
6:17 PM
June 23rd
2:25 PM
thebrokentelephone: 
TTC Station
1946-Bathurst and Davenport
Vintage Toronto 
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vintage-Toronto/256041347799190

thebrokentelephone

TTC Station

1946-Bathurst and Davenport

Vintage Toronto 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vintage-Toronto/256041347799190

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April 15th
1:50 PM
Toronto becomes first city to mandate green roofsToronto is the first city in North America with a bylaw that requires roofs to be green. And we’re not talking about paint. A green roof, also known as a living roof, uses various hardy plants to create a barrier between the sun’s rays and the tiles or shingles of the roof. The plants love the sun, and the building (and its inhabitants) enjoy more comfortable indoor temperatures as a result.
Toronto’s new legislation will require all residential, commercial and institutional buildings over 2,000 square meters to have between 20 and 60 percent living roofs. Although it’s been in place since early 2010, the bylaw will apply to new industrial development as of April 30, 2012. While this is the first city-wide mandate involving green roofs, Toronto’s decision follow’s in the footsteps of other cities, like Chicago and New York.
Under the direction of Mayor Richard Daley the city of Chicago put a 38,800 square foot green roof on a 12 story skyscraper in 2000. Twelve years later, that building now saves $5000 annually on utility bills, and Chicago boasts 7 million square feet of green roof space. New York has followed suit, and since planting a green roof on the Con Edison Learning Centre in Queens, the buildings managers have seen a 34 percent reduction of heat loss in winter, and reduced summer heat gain by 84 percent.
But lower utility bills aren’t the only benefit of planting a living roof. In addition to cooling down the city, green roofs create cleaner air, cleaner water, and provide a peaceful oasis for people, birds and insects in an otherwise polluted, concrete and asphalt-covered environment.

Toronto becomes first city to mandate green roofs
Toronto is the first city in North America with a bylaw that requires roofs to be green. And we’re not talking about paint. A green roof, also known as a living roof, uses various hardy plants to create a barrier between the sun’s rays and the tiles or shingles of the roof. The plants love the sun, and the building (and its inhabitants) enjoy more comfortable indoor temperatures as a result.

Toronto’s new legislation will require all residential, commercial and institutional buildings over 2,000 square meters to have between 20 and 60 percent living roofs. Although it’s been in place since early 2010, the bylaw will apply to new industrial development as of April 30, 2012. While this is the first city-wide mandate involving green roofs, Toronto’s decision follow’s in the footsteps of other cities, like Chicago and New York.

Under the direction of Mayor Richard Daley the city of Chicago put a 38,800 square foot green roof on a 12 story skyscraper in 2000. Twelve years later, that building now saves $5000 annually on utility bills, and Chicago boasts 7 million square feet of green roof space. New York has followed suit, and since planting a green roof on the Con Edison Learning Centre in Queens, the buildings managers have seen a 34 percent reduction of heat loss in winter, and reduced summer heat gain by 84 percent.

But lower utility bills aren’t the only benefit of planting a living roof. In addition to cooling down the city, green roofs create cleaner air, cleaner water, and provide a peaceful oasis for people, birds and insects in an otherwise polluted, concrete and asphalt-covered environment.

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February 14th
8:23 AM
torontodesign: the red doors

torontodesign: the red doors

January 31st
10:44 AM
December 22nd
8:38 AM
Peter Dickenson’s Regent Park towers. 1961 Massey Medal for Architecture winner.

Peter Dickenson’s Regent Park towers. 1961 Massey Medal for Architecture winner.

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October 17th
9:07 PM
livingbreathingstreet: toronto (2010)

livingbreathingstreettoronto (2010)