Posted by: architours | February 3, 2010

Uno Prii in the Annex

Join Catherine Drillis, Curator of “Sculpted Envelopes: The Architecture of Uno Prii”, for an architectural walking tour of buildings designed by Uno Prii in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood. The tour will visit all the buildings designed by Uno Prii including several that are on the City of Toronto’s Inventory of Heritage Properties.

Uno Prii was an Estonian-Canadian architect (1924-2000) who is best remembered for designing hundreds of modernist apartment towers in Toronto and across Southern Ontario. For more details on this prolific architect, please visit: www.unoprii.wordpress.com.

Tour meets at 20 Prince Arthur Avenue (pictured above) on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. sharp. Tickets are $20, payable at the start of the tour and are available from 12:30 P.M. at 20 Prince Arthur Avenue. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.

To reserve space, please e-mail: architourscanada@gmail.com.

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Posted by: architours | April 6, 2007

Parkdale

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Extraordinary architecture, enchanting streets and lakeside breezes make Parkdale one of Toronto’s best kept secrets. Join us as we explore how Parkdale has gone from independent town to exclusive address to an almost forgotten gem of a neighbourhood.

 Tour meets outside the Gladstone Hotel at the north-east corner of Queen and Dufferin Streets.

Posted by: architours | April 6, 2007

Annex

The mammoth arches of Romanesque architecture peer through the trees in the Annex, one of Toronto’s earliest suburbs and the brain-child of a wheeling, dealing real estate developer. Join us as we explore the fascinating rise, fall and rise of this late Victorian neighbourhood.

Tour meets at the St. George Subway Station (St. George Street exit).

Posted by: architours | April 6, 2007

Indian Road

Native trails, ancient trees and the genteel breezes of an Edwardian suburb. Join us as we recount the west-end adventures of the artists, architects and entrepreneurs who created a parkside paradise along one of the oldest streets in the City.

Tour meets outside the St. Joseph’s Health Centre, south-west corner of the Queensway and Glendale Avenue.

Posted by: architours | April 6, 2007

University Avenue

Visions of grandeur, real estate swindles and a fight for the spiritual heart of the province. For over 170 years Toronto has tried to make University Avenue as grand a boulevard as exists anywhere in the world. Join us as we explore the long and extra wide history of University Avenue.

Tour meets at the north-west corner of College and University Avenues.

Posted by: architours | April 6, 2007

Yorkville

Flashy cars, vanished cemeteries and gingerbread houses. Yorkville was once its own boss until it folded into the northward expansion of the City of Toronto. Join us as we explore Yorkville’s transition from rolling hills to Rolls Royces.

Posted by: architours | April 6, 2007

St. Lawrence

Markets, wharves, railways and concert halls still mark Front Street as the original, commercial and cultural centre of the city. Join us as we explore the rise of Toronto from it’s earliest days to the most powerful city in the land.

Tour meets outside St. Lawrence Market, south-west corner of Front and Jarvis Streets.

Posted by: architours | April 6, 2007

Frank Lloyd Wright

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Planned for the Spring of 2010, our Frank Lloyd Wright in Buffalo tour will be a full-day excursion by luxury motorcoach to study the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright.

Frank Lloyd Wright, American art and the amazing architectural legacy of Buffalo, New York. In one day we tour in and around six Frank Lloyd Wright houses not normally open to the public, dine in relaxed sophistication and explore the remarkable architectural history of Buffalo, New York.

Posted by: architours | April 6, 2007

Rosedale West

Large homes, curving streets and a lush ravine setting created Toronto’s first garden suburb that is the envy of many still today. Join us as we explore the transformation of Rosedale from distant rural retreat to exclusive inner city enclave.

Tour meets at Ramsden Park, across Yonge Street from the Rosedale Subway Station.

Posted by: architours | April 6, 2007

Downtown Core

Bankers, brokers and towers that scrape the sky. Follow us as we chart the changes in building technology from stone to steel and the consolidation of Bay Street as Canada’s centre of money, power and prestige.

Tour meets on the steps of Old City Hall, north-east corner of Bay and Queen Streets.

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