When word got out that Westdale might be turned into a night club, a group mobilized to preserve the neighbourhood cinema
Jul 20, 2017
The 12 islands – once a marvel of landscape architecture – have become largely neglected and overlooked
Jul 13, 2017
Bathurst Manor's mid-century modern homes have survived on the modesty of their owners
Jul 06, 2017
House where the architect and his wife lived was nearly demolished before it was granted a heritage designation
Jun 15, 2017
At the U of T rooftop lab, researchers are looking to fine-tune a growing technology
Jun 08, 2017
After decades of neglect and uncertainty, an east-end relic gets a new lease on life
Jun 01, 2017
In 2016, during its first full summer, the little reading space attracted some international suitors, from as far as Gabon and South Korea
May 25, 2017
Marble Trend's 'neolith' tiny home isn't all that tiny, but it does raise questions about how people actually live
May 18, 2017
The home, which has yet to be built, doesn't connect to the City of Toronto's water system and supplies its own power using solar panels
May 11, 2017
Most of the students who've graduated from Willowbank School of Restoration Arts have gone on to work on important heritage buildings
May 04, 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.