Monthly Archives: April 2011

BRICK BY BRICK DEMOLISHED = “THE BIG PARK”

This gallery contains 38 photos.

Another section of Regent Park North, nestled beside the future home of the Aquatic Centre, was demolished last week. The architectural drawing  from 1937,  depicts a park bounded by Dundas St. E., Sackville St., Oak St., and Sumach St., Toronto. … Continue reading

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CABRINI GREEN HOUSING PROJECTS IN CHICAGO

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The last Cabrini-Green  building will be demolished this week. The story of Regent Park’s revitalization isn’t just any narrative of the gentrification of a city center; it is Toronto, but it is happening worldwide.  Each city has the same struggle … Continue reading

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15 BELSHAW PLACE…..PIECE BY PIECE

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PEACE GARDEN

15 Belshaw Place, the second of the Peter Dickinson’s Masionnette Towers demolished, sat behind the Peace Garden, facing the park. Dickinson’s design fulfilled the Corbusian ideal of  modernist towers in a park like setting This “Garden City” school of urban … Continue reading

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PETER DICKINSON’S TOWER #2. Toronto’s modernist awarding winning Tower…..Demolished

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Inspired by Ebenezer Howard’s Garden City movement, the plan  included open green spaces, waterscapes, playgrounds, streets that ended in cul-de-sacs designed to discourage traffic. These images, from the vantage point of the waterscape and Peace Garden, show the stages of … Continue reading

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