Concrete Toronto: A Guidebook to Concrete Architecture from the Fifties to the Seventies
Michael McClelland, Graeme Stewart
Coach House Books, 2007 - Architecture - 353 pages
Toronto is a concrete city. From international landmarks to civic buildings to cultural institutions to metropolitan infrastructure and the single-family home, reminders of the era of 'brutalist' architecture surround Torontonians. But for how long? As architectural fashion has shifted to the glass-and-steel neomodernism of today, these concrete structures have been increasingly ignored - and in some cases, demolished.
Concrete Toronto takes readers on a guided tour of Toronto's concrete architecture. Editors Michael McClelland and Graeme Stewart have assembled a diverse group of industry experts - architects, university faculty, local practitioners, city planners, historians and journalists - to examine the unique and important qualities and the past and future of Toronto's concrete buildings in interviews, articles, archival photos, drawings and case studies.
Appealing to both the average reader and the enthusiast, Concrete Toronto provides a refreshing look not only at the neglected buildings, but also at the trends that produced them and the impact and consequences that resulted from their construction.
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Why Concrete Toronto?
On Concrete Toronto George Baird
Looking and Seeing George Thomas Kapelos
Reinforced Concrete in Toronto Robert G Hill
Design in Concrete and Ronald Mar
The Sheraton Centre Michael McClelland
Building Med Sci Anne Miller
Metro Concrete John Van Nostrand
The Gardiner Expressway Calvin Brook
Eglinton West Subway Ian Chodikoff
The CN Tower Michael McClelland
Torontos Modern Suburbs Graeme Stewart
The Age of Modern HighRise Ivan Saleff
Toronto Hilton Hotel Alex Bozikovic
Polish Combatants Association Liam Woofter
A View of Toronto from Frederic Urban
Ontario Institute for John MartinsManteiga
Rochdale College Scott Sorli
Medical Sciences Building Scott Sorli
Ortho Pharmaceutical Dave LeBlanc
The Yonge Eglinton Centre Robyn Heuther
Ontario Science Centre Raymond Moriyama
Richard Serra Shift Adrian Blackwell
Trent University Lisa Rochon