Speaker Spotlight: Jonathan King at the Mass Timber Conference

The Mass Timber Conference is the largest gathering of cross-laminated timber and mass timber experts in the world. BNKC’s Jonathan King will be sharing lessons learned from 77 Wade, Canada’s tallest timber office building. Going to Portland? Connect with Jonathan! Broadening the Mass Timber Umbrella: Leveraging Strengths of Different Materials in Hybrid Systems, March 26…

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Project Spotlight: 77 Wade Avenue

77 Wade Avenue will be Canada’s tallest timber office building when it’s complete. Let’s take a closer look at how BNKC’s design is raising the bar for future commercial tall-wood structures.       Buzz Worthy! Follow 77 Wade on social media @junctionaccordingtowade and download the 77 Wade app to virtually walk through the project…

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Award: The Walper Hotel wins Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation

The Walper Hotel has won the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation. BNKC was at Queen’s Park to proudly accept the award from Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell. Congratulations to the entire team! The Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Awards celebrate individuals, groups and communities for their exceptional contributions to heritage conservation – cultural…

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In the News: 77 Wade on Think Wood

Think Wood is an initiative that unites those with a passion in wood and the forests they come from. Their goal is to educate about the use of wood in buildings. To that end, they’ve published an in-depth look at 77 Wade. Check out the full story here.

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In the News: St. Joseph’s Hospital Development – Novae Res Urbis

Not ones to shy away from a challenge, we used a hospital typology to design a mid-rise condo that compliments the 1922 patient wing we’re converting into purpose-built rental. Rob Jowett explores the St. Joseph’s Hospital Development in this Novae Res Urbis article.   Read the full article here.   Next Steps: Want to learn…

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In the News: 77 Wade – Pushing the Limits of Mass-Timber

We’ve gained a lot of experience with 77 Wade – some of the most valuable was guiding the project through the Alternative Solution Process with the City. We’re proud to be advancing the understanding of tall-timber potential in Toronto and will continue to push the envelope for our clients and their projects. In this article,…

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In the News: East City Condos on Treehugger

Jargon watch: “Hipsturbia” by Lloyd Alter on Treehugger – January 31, 2020 What does it take to become hipsturbia? Read how East City Condos are providing young families and aging boomers with hip-factor in Peterborough. Read here.

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BNKC Newsletter – February 2020

    We’ve jumped head-first into the new decade feeling inspired and ready to take on the year. Without delay, here’s a peek into what’s on our minds these days. Project Feature Bringing Density to Danforth Avenue 2720 Danforth Avenue is a smartly-designed, purpose-built rental building in an area of Toronto that is only now…

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People: Natalia Bakaeva

This January, DesignTO mounted inspiring exhibits in the city’s many nooks and crannies. BNKC architect, Natalia Bakaeva, who is one-half of design collective Interspatial, participated with an installation at 55 St. Clair West. Inverted Valleys explores the topography of Toronto’s ravine system. It inhabits underused spaces in the city, encouraging viewers to consider the importance of…

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Design Writings: Purposefully Designed Purpose-Built Rental

Toronto is going through a significant transition in its thinking towards housing. Till now, the City has largely focused on one of only two typologies when it comes to the development of its housing stock: condos and low-rise developments – both focused on ownership. As housing prices slip further from reach, it’s clear this approach…

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