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Old Posted Apr 1, 2019, 10:32 PM
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Wow! Looks like the 1970s facade had simply covered up the old one. Great save!
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Old Posted Apr 1, 2019, 11:11 PM
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Outrageous they covered that up in the first place!
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Old Posted Apr 2, 2019, 12:53 AM
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And that we still cover up facades.
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Old Posted Apr 2, 2019, 1:40 AM
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The Playhouse Cinema on Ottawa Street North has been restored, the new neon sign was installed recently


https://twitter.com/PlayhouseHamOnt


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In addition, the Westdale Theatre (near McMaster) has been restored as well.




https://forum.skyscraperpage.com/sho...=228845&page=2

It's great to see old community theatre/Cinemas are being restored.
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Lovely to see both theatres running back up and restored
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Old Posted Apr 2, 2019, 2:19 AM
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And that we still cover up facades.
Something like that would not be permitted anymore in Montreal. Now, even replacing a window is heavily regulated to respect the original.
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Old Posted May 2, 2019, 10:12 PM
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Maison Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine (circa 1844).

Picture by MtlUrb.com member Dominic723 on Instagram


https://www.instagram.com/p/Bw-YS6gAFTF/
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Fortune and Macdonald Buildings Restoration



before:


03/20/2019

https://twitter.com/archiseekwpg/sta...60680149639170[/QUOTE]

05/02/2019




we’re working toward finishing several pieces on the outside of the building. The storefront facades feature original cast iron columns with highly detailed ornamental pilasters and cornice work.
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Great news for Harbour Grace (small town today, but historically a rival of St. John's - was very nearly our capital).



https://www.cbncompass.ca/business/h...owners-310314/

And the previous story from last year:



https://www.cbncompass.ca/business/h...g-town-253433/
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We've replaced the old Ordnance Street fire hall (the grand older building was mostly already destroyed):



U/C (white building, lower left):



With a brewery:

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Old Posted May 15, 2019, 12:03 AM
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It's great that they can restore the HG cathedral in this way, but it reads "hundreds of years" when actually it's about 130 years old.
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Old Posted May 15, 2019, 12:17 AM
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Love that block in Winnipeg.

Late 19thC Winnipeg must have been a hell of a place.
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One of the oldest buildings still standing in downtown Edmonton is currently undergoing a massive restoration; the old Land, Timber, and Registry Office, which has long housed the Elizabeth Fry Society.

Stripping off stucco applied in 1949, the building is apparently being reverted to its original 1893 appearance. One of the first brick buildings in Edmonton, this humble structure was built when the city was still a small frontier town located in the North-West Territories, with only a population of 700. Designed by Thomas Fuller, it is the oldest Federal building in the province. In 1913 a new land titles building opened next to the downtown courthouse, rendering this one obsolete. It would become the Victoria Armouries, housing the 19th Alberta Dragoons during the First World War, and the Edmonton Fusiliers during the Second.

All of these photos were taken last Sunday and since then there has been quite a bit more progress. The flat roofed annex portion, closest to the camera in the first picture, has now been almost completely stripped.







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Old Posted May 18, 2019, 11:55 AM
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Very unique for Downtown Edmonton. The architectural style is quite a move away from Thomas Fuller's buildings in Ottawa.

Where is it situated exactly?
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https://www.google.com/maps/@53.5388...7i13312!8i6656

It's located on the edge of the government district in Edmonton. It's an area that needs some love as the area hasn't seen much development over the years but with the recent development and revamping of legislature grounds and some proposals very close by it will have a different feel in a few years.
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Another heritage restoration in Edmonton is nearly complete.

The Yorath Residence, located in the River Valley near Sir Wilfred Laurier Park, was constructed in 1949 and was designed by Alberta's preeminent modernist firm Rule, Wynn & Rule. Built for prominent businessman Dennis K. Yorath, it remained in the family until the passing of his widow in 1991. Sold to the City the following year, it sat largely abandoned for nearly two decades and was practically unnoticeable due to unkempt vegetation. Designated a Municipal Historic Resource on December 15, 2015, it has been slowly restored by the City over the last two years. It is now used as rentable event space.






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Restoration of two buildings facing Gore Park is undergoing construction in Hamilton...

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Core Urban's next project, news via Steve Kulakowsky's Instagram.

Credit to forum user King&James for finding this! Can't wait to see it redeveloped.





The empty lot to the left is under construction for two 30 storey buildings. King at Hughson | 97.5 & 97.5m | 2 x 30 fl https://forum.skyscraperpage.com/sho...209242&page=29
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Old Posted May 25, 2019, 5:49 PM
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and the fortune block in wpg is on the front page of cbc.ca/news today

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manit...ipeg-1.5145265
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Old Posted May 27, 2019, 4:47 PM
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Here's a picture of the recently-resorted St. Paul's Building on Barrington Street in Halifax. I think it used to have a cornice and clock on top, but it's still interesting without those details.

It is from the 1890's. The one on the left is circa 1830 and the one on the right is circa 1760. The visible foundation stones were supposedly taken from Louisbourg.


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Here are a few pics I took of the building on the weekend:






The buildings next door received some sprucing up as well:






Lots of interesting brick/stone detail remains on the St. Paul's Bldg.






Don't recall seeing this type of brickwork before, where the corners of the bricks were cut in a rounded shape to create the appearance of columns or rounded features above the windows. Is anybody here familiar with it? Would they have been pre-shaped by the brick maker, or done on-site by the builder? Either way, they give a nice effect. You just don't see this kind of detail much anymore...

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Old Posted May 27, 2019, 5:01 PM
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It's a nice block that shows how architectural styles shifted over time, from the simpler Georgian-era buildings to the elaborate brickwork on the late-Victorians.

If I remember correctly the building with the "verb" sign is relatively new, designed by Andrew Cobb around 1900-1910. He was a great local architect.

It was sad to hear in discussion in the Halifax section (but not surprising) that even the 1960's Canada Permanent Building is missing some of its original ornamentation.
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