Decay forced staff to retreat from the 1875 Italianate building but they are finally set to move back into their new, permanent home
Apr 27, 2017
Activists and developer team up to bring fresh produce to underserved neighbourhoods
Apr 20, 2017
Designer Pamela Galindo moved gingerly as she took possession of the former home of noted collector of the macabre Billy Jamieson
Apr 13, 2017
A paradigm shift is occurring: Interiors are being pulled apart, shifted and updated for modern life
Mar 30, 2017
After the war, architect Jan Albarda settled with his family in Toronto, where one of his most breathtaking designs can be seen
Mar 23, 2017
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
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.