Plan for a Leslieville apartment building that’s easy on the utility bill captures U.S. Depart of Energy award
May 28, 2015
The printed house, coming soon: Futurists see 3-D technology radically changing the way houses are built
Futurists see the rapid advance of 3-D technology radically changing the way houses are built
May 14, 2015
Architect Stephen Teeple designs a lakeside house that celebrates its environment
May 07, 2015
Urban life pulses through Toronto’s street canyons
Apr 30, 2015
Not all architectural renderings make it to finished product the way a design was envisioned, but the exercise is worth it
Apr 23, 2015
The house Don Emery built in Barrie has stood the test of time, both in taste and workmanship
Apr 16, 2015
At Frank Lloyd Wright’s eccentric architecture school, the alternative is out there – be it high-end tree house or hanging tent
Apr 02, 2015
In the California desert, the classic building style is enjoying a rebirth, thanks to homeowners who see something worth preserving
Mar 26, 2015
Can the cobwebby history of The Globe and Mail show when the architectural tides turned?
Feb 26, 2015
Don Mills tower is being revived, but it hasn’t been without its design challenges
Feb 12, 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.