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Explore Canadian cities through listening to stories of their history, and development. Gain a different perspective of bold, innovative, and at times unrecognized architectural works, as you partake in this self-guided documentary walk.

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Architecture Impacts Everyone, Every Day.

Our built environment shapes our daily experiences. We encourage you to discover architecture and increase your awareness of how it positively impacts our lives.

The Power of Architecture

Design a Better World — the power of architecture

Celebrate World Architecture Day — First Monday in October

Design a Better World is the International Union of Architects’ call to action for World Architecture Day 2016 (October 3, 2016). As the range of global challenges grows and intensifies, the role of architecture, planning and design are becoming ever more critical to ensuring a better future for all people. Architecture has an enormous power to cope with climate change, and to foster communities that are strong, safe, equitable, productive and affordable.

Architecture plays an essential role in alleviating human suffering, reducing planetary burdens, and enhancing the quality of life. Architecture Impacts Everyone, Everyday.

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Architecture shapes healthy communities: Les Chater Family YMCA

Architecture responds to social needs– Recognizing the importance of sports and recreation to the development of a healthy city, this YMCA provides the perfect backdrop for the community to grow, engage and play. A New Community Hub More than just a gym, this YMCA forms part of the larger Hamilton South Mountain Complex which includes […]

Shore Tilbe Irwin & Partners in association with Garwood-Jones & Hanham


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We all have a role in making change. Architecture impacts everyone, everyday.

Whether we are working, learning, exercising, relaxing, or exploring an interest; alone or with family, friends or colleagues, architecture provides the backdrop, shapes the experience, or creates an environment for our activities. To better understand architecture, we invite you to become aware of the spaces you inhabit, use, or move through and how each makes […]

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We invite you to visit this site to better understand how architecture impacts YOU. This site is dedicated to public awareness and engagement; encouraging an informed discourse regarding the built environment to make our world a better place.

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