R. York Wilson’s mural from when building was Imperial Oil headquarters remains in lobby still packed with original finishes
Sep 22, 2016
There is so much being built in Toronto that architects and heritage preservationists are exploring all kinds of options
Sep 15, 2016
Church conversions are notiously difficult, but hard to turn down
Sep 08, 2016
New book shines the spotlight on a journeyman architect’s prolific life’s work in Palm Springs
Aug 31, 2016
We live in an age of Roombas and instant hot meals, but our houses still can’t efficiently retain heat
Aug 18, 2016
Architect Warren Grossman reimagined the cottage next door to his childhood home according to his passion: Modernism
Aug 04, 2016
They discovered the house by chance, but it was a full two years before the couple moved in
Jul 21, 2016
From family homes to farms – how an urban basket case is becoming a cornucopia
Jul 07, 2016
Toronto company hopes to push beyond the six-storey limit for mass timber buildings
Jun 23, 2016
Architect Ron Thom’s sensibilities are just as evident in a Peterborough-area home as they are in Metro Zoo or Shaw Festival Theatre
Jun 09, 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.