‘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
This new form of architect-client interaction could prevent missteps on the construction site, saving time and money
Dec 01, 2016
This, no doubt, will make some joyous and others trepidatious
Nov 17, 2016
The husband-and-wife firm worked their ideas into three-dimensional forms; now, a book celebrates the possibilities they represent
Nov 10, 2016
The home doesn’t look as if it was ripped out of the pages of Dwell magazine to be dropped, willy-nilly, onto the corner lot with little regard for its surroundings
Nov 03, 2016
Mark Garner wants to find a home for Toronto’s iconic gas-lit signs
Oct 27, 2016
A ‘beautiful shape’ emerges in Alexandra Park after Toronto Community Housing sought input from residents on their living spaces – it even went along with having basements
Oct 20, 2016
When it works, incorporating an old building front into a new project celebrates our heritage; sadly, there are many examples where the exercise is an insult to both
Oct 13, 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.