Geoff Kettel and Sabina Ali’s tireless work shows how there is a lot more to community than bricks and mortar
Oct 08, 2015
Neighbours despaired as an abandoned school fell into disrepair, and so they acted – and a black hole was filled with artistic light
Oct 01, 2015
Used and abused over the years – being a rooming house didn’t help – a 19th-century home gets well-deserved 21st-century sex appeal
Sep 23, 2015
Restored pre-Confederation homes keep Corktown quirky despite gentrification
Sep 17, 2015
In Scarborough’s Midland Park, a grassroots campaign galvanizes support to protect architectural heritage from radical renovations
Sep 10, 2015
Soldiers, telegraphers, hippies and punks – the Ernescliffe apartment buildings have seen them all
Sep 03, 2015
Heritage specialists come up with a clever way to preserve the look of a 1960s apartment block designed by Uno Prii
Aug 27, 2015
Brick by brick, the old Loblaws warehouse at Lakeshore and Bathurst is ready to be rebuilt, restoring its Art Deco glory for a changing waterfront
Aug 13, 2015
For empty nesters, renovation by ‘scalpel’ spurs a life change
Aug 06, 2015
Designed as a private residence, Ronald J. Thom building still encourages serendipitous interaction among faculty and students
Jul 30, 2015
Dave LeBlanc was born in Toronto and wouldn't have it any other way. At age 8, he remembers jumping for joy when both the CN Tower opened and Toronto finally snatched Montreal's crown to become the biggest city in Canada; he's been an architecture lover and Toronto advocate ever since.
He attended Ryerson for Radio-Television Arts and York University for English. His radio career has included stints at CJEZ, CJAD in Montreal and CFRB, where he currently works (and sometimes speaks about architecture on-air). His budding life as a newspaper writer began in 1997 at the Montreal Gazette and flowered fully with the Globe & Mail in 2003. Since 2004 he has written weekly as "The Architourist" for Globe Real Estate. His work has also appeared in The Toronto Star, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Concrete Toronto (Coach House, 2007) and international architecture magazines. He has served as a juror for the Ontario Association of Architects and Heritage Toronto.
He lives downtown in a 1920s condominium with his wife and cat.