In a market with a dwindling number of available houses, buyers are forced to take a second look at the ugly ducklings
Mar 16, 2017
The cool, black and white stairway alone cost $46,000
Mar 09, 2017
In Peterborough, colour and movement inform an Eberhard Zeidler-designed home
Mar 02, 2017
Kitchener home designed in 1959 by legendary Eb Zeidler is a retro-renovation learning lab
Feb 16, 2017
To the south, it’s easy to find these postwar apartment buildings among ornate mansions of the tony neighbourhood
Feb 09, 2017
Former gold medal figure skater Val Bezic turns his obsession with details to condo development
Feb 02, 2017
In a city the size of Toronto, we need to find ways to create houses from raw, forgotten real estate
Jan 26, 2017
‘People don’t want the porch culture any more,’ Andrew Batay-Csorba says. So what best to take its place?
Jan 19, 2017
The Morgan condominium, built in the late 1990s, fits in so comfortably at the intersection of Richmond Street and Spadina Avenue that it is hard to remember what once sat in its place
Jan 12, 2017
Lanterra embarks on major heritage restoration effort as first step in redevelopment of a prominent Toronto crossroads
Dec 15, 2016
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.