Authors of new book invite residents to make out with Toronto architecture
According to the authors of A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Toronto, there are enough beautiful nooks and crannies here to make even long-time locals fall in love with Toronto all over again. “You’d think you were on a speed date discovering these little gems, but then you realize it’s more like a long kiss,” co-author Maggie Goodfellow told the Post. She wrote the book with her architect husband, Phil, who added, “You can get some action on your speed date if you just step out from your usual path.”
The picture-packed book comes on the heels of Montreal and Vancouver versions and limits its picks to projects built in the past two decades. There are the predictable locales—Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Bata Shoe Museum—but also more than a few surprises, such as the Schulich School of Business and the foyer of the Canadian headquarters of McKinsey and Company.
Perhaps this kind of loving is exactly what our fair city needs after being told, by the Washington Post, that it’s home to the ugliest building of the decade. After reading the Guidebook, we recommend giving Toronto a light foot massage and bringing it some flowers.
• Rediscovering the city: A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Toronto [National Post]