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Architectural Tours: An 8′ Wide House In Toronto

This ultra-narrow house looks modern on the outside, but inside it’s a cozy and welcoming home with multiple levels designed around a meandering set of stairs that run up the center of the home. With lots of wood, exposed copper pipes, and small dimensions, the owner often describes the house as feeling like a boat or a treehouse.

While it might seem like the house was recently built as an in-fill house or accessory dwelling unit, there has actually been a narrow single-story structure on the property since at least 1880. It wasn’t until 1980 – a full century later – that the then-owner, an architect, applied to the committee of adjustments to build the house as it is today.

With such a long and narrow floorplan, an important feature of the house is the full glass walls and skylights at both ends of the house, which lets natural light flow into each room and prevents the house from feeling dark and confined.

Cities: The Skyscraper Boom In Toronto, Canada

Canada’s biggest city is experiencing a skyscraper boom. Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, is a major Canadian city along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore. It’s a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic, free-standing CN Tower. Toronto also has many green spaces, from the orderly oval of Queen’s Park to 400-acre High Park and its trails, sports facilities and zoo.

Skylines & Architecture: ‘Toronto, Canada’ (4K UHD)

Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, is a major Canadian city along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore. It’s a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic, free-standing CN Tower. Toronto also has many green spaces, from the orderly oval of Queen’s Park to 400-acre High Park and its trails, sports facilities and zoo. 

Aerial Travel: ‘Toronto’ In Ontario, Canada (Video)

Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, is a major Canadian city along Lake Ontario’s northwestern shore. It’s a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic, free-standing CN Tower. Toronto also has many green spaces, from the orderly oval of Queen’s Park to 400-acre High Park and its trails, sports facilities and zoo.

Aerial Travel Videos: ‘Canada’ (Ultra HD)

Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world’s second-largest country by total area.

Video timeline: 1. intro (Niagara falls) 0:00 2. intro (Vancouver island waterfalls) 0:02 3. intro (CN Tower) 0:08 4. intro (Niagara Falls with river) 0:11 5. intro (Vancouver park) 0:14 6. intro (Peyto Lake) 0:16 7. intro (Toronto City) 0:19 8. intro (Frozen Niagara falls) 0:23 9. intro (Athabasca River) 0:26 10. Beautiful ocean and house in Newfoundland 0:29 11. Niagara falls with Rainbow, Aerial View 0:35 12. Iceberg in Canadian ocean 0:41 13. The whole Niagara Falls view by drone 0:53 14. The whole Niagara Falls view by drone (Part 2) 1:01 15. Small fountain time-lapse in the Canadian forest 1:11 16. Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge in Vancouver Forest 1:23 17. Vancouver Park time-lapse in sunny day 1:35 18. The whole Niagara Falls view by drone (Part 3) 1:47 19. The Niagara River and International Rainbow Bridge, Aerial view 1:51 20. Vancouver island waterfall in forest 1:58 21. Beautiful Peyto Lake Time-lapse in Canada 2:11 22. Jasper National Park Aerial view, Canada 2:29 21. Green forest with river in Jasper National Park 2:38 22. Beautiful Moraine Lake in Banff national park 2:48 23. Montreal City at night in Canada, Aerial View 2:57 24. Calgary City at night in Canada, Drone View 3:21 25. Calgary City at night in Canada, (Part 2) 3:45 26. Montreal City at night With River, Aerial View 4:09 27. CN Tower at Night in Toronto, Canada 4:33 28. Athabasca River with green trees 5:03 29. Jasper national park, A guy Walking 5:09 30. Close-up View of Niagara falls 5:16 31. Toronto city sing Time-lapse 5:33 32. Toronto city sing Time-lapse (Part 2) 5:58 33. Mount Louis, Lake at Winter season 6:08 34. Niagara Falls in Sunny Day 6:17 35. Banff gondola ride up to green hills 6:29 36. A Sunny Day Time-Lapse Toronto, Canada 6:49 37. Eaton center Toronto at Night 7:08 38. Vancouver lakes with beautiful blue sky 7:12 39. Frozen Niagara Falls at Winter season 7:23 40. Green trees with blue sky, icefields parkway 7:42 41. Toronto, Canada Time-lapse in Sunset time 7:50 42. Montreal lake with Beautiful red tree and park 8:01 43. Toronto city at night time, Time-Lapse 8:30 44. Ottawa Capital of Canada, Time-lapse 8:45 45. CN Tower with beautiful blue sky time-lapse 9:03 46. Vancouver downtown at night with clouds 9:08 47. Canada in Spring time with ocean 9:29 48. Big ice bugs in Canadian ocean 9:34 49. Calgary City in Canada, Aerial View 9:49 50. Calgary City at sunset time in Canada, Aerial View 10:19 51. Calgary City at sunset time in Canada, Aerial View (Part 2) 10:49 52. Drone fly over the Montreal cities river 11:13 53. Aerial view in Montreal river at sunny day 11:42 54. Aerial view in Montreal river at sunny day (Part 2) 12:12 55. Quebec city’s house, Canada, Aerial View 12:42 56. All over the Toronto city with CN Tower, drone View 13:09 57. All over the Toronto city with CN Tower, drone View (Part 2) 13:32 58. Niagara falls close-up view by drone 14:02 59. Frozen white mountain at winter season 14:31 60. Home in the middle of Minnewanka Lake with beautiful Mountain 15:31 61. Toronto city Canada at night time-lapse 15:50 62. Blue and Red light in CN Tower, Toronto 16:07 63. Car driving on the flyover into the city of Toronto 16:27 64. Car driving on the flyover into the city of Toronto (Part 2) 16:47 65. Dynamic drone view of waterfall 17:05 66. Montreal Quebec city Canada at night 17:22 67. Downtown Toronto high building with blue sky 17:34 68. West Toronto, Canada at night time-lapse 17:45 69. Algonquin park with beautiful lake at sunset time 17:57 70. Yonge-Dundas Square in Canada, time lapse 18:09 71. All over Toronto from Le park in sunny day 18:22 72. Montreal park at spring in Canada 18:35 73. Lake Louise at winter season, Hamlet in Canada 18:45 74. Montreal lake with red leaves in springtime 18:48 75. Hyper-lapse footage of Toronto of Canada at night 19:09 76. Toronto downtown time-lapse at night 19:16 77. Queens Quay in toronto at afternoon 19:27 78. End Title 19:34

City Praise: “London, Hong Kong, Toronto, Milan & Rio de Janeiro” (Podcast)

The Urbanist Monocle 24 Podcast logoWe ask our housebound editors and correspondents across the globe to reflect on what they cherish about the places in which they live and to pen a love letter to their cities: London, Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro, Toronto and Milan.

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Top Urban Architecture: Ancerl Studio In Toronto – Two Homes “Appear” As One On A Very Tight Lot

From a Dezeen.com online article (March 28, 2020):

Ancerl Studio Toronto Sorauren 116 - 118 Interior“The detached homes have been conceptualised to visually appear as one single volume defined by its traditional triangular architecture,” said the studio. “Only from up close will the observer notice a crisp breakpoint between the properties.”

Canadian firm Ancerl Studio has designed a pair of houses in Toronto to make them look like a single building.

Both properties include three bedrooms. In Sorauren 116, the master suite occupies the entire top floor of the house. A balcony opens from the bedroom towards the backyard, and the bathroom is separated from the bedroom by a spacious walk-through closet.

The two houses are located on very tight lots on Sorauren Street in the city’s Parkdale neighbourhood, as is typical in Toronto’s residential neighbourhoods.

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Art & Innovation: “Gweilo” Scupltured Lighting By Partisans Design, Toronto

Gweilo is a new collection of custom lights by PARTISANS. Inspired by the idea that light itself could be harnessed and manipulated to create a physical sculpture, PARTISANS developed a design that alters light at its source. Gweilo reimagines illumination to architectural effect.

As spectral sculptures that fold and bend like light rays themselves, the pieces function as accents, dividers, or centerpieces, gracefully delineating space to create an
ethereal atmosphere.

Gweilo Lighting Sculptures Partisans Design

Each Gweilo light is handmade using thermoforming, a technique that allows etched optical grade acrylic sheets to be custom-shaped while they are still in their hot plastic
state. The sheets are heated to just under 400°C, at which point they become molten and pliable. They are immediately removed from the heat source and sculpted to produce a
variety of distinct folds and curves. When the metal extrusion containing an embedded LED strip is affxed to the cooled sheet’s edge, light is diffused across the etchings, amplifying the luminescent output. The result is an infnite set of silhouettes and sizes that emulate the vital movement of light.

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