365 Canadian Sights | Day 346: Universities Week – Pavillon Roger-Gaudry

Let’s be honest, art deco influences anywhere are going to make this list. One building towers over l’Université de Montréal — Pavillon Roger-Gaudry. The monumental structure has been around since WW2 (it was actually started more than a decade earlier) when the university built it as their new centre. At 82 meters and  22-storeys, it’s… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 346: Universities Week – Pavillon Roger-Gaudry

365 Canadian Sights | Day 345: Universities Week – The Ryerson Student Learning Centre

Creative architecture is still a hallmark of an influential university, for better or worse. While Yonge Street is considered the heart of Toronto, there isn’t a lot of interesting architecture along the way. That changed, a little, a couple years ago when Ryerson put the finishing touches on their new student learning centre and added… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 345: Universities Week – The Ryerson Student Learning Centre

365 Canadian Sights | Day 344: Universities Week – Royal Roads

Not all university campuses started out as a place of education, but any place can be adapted to fit them, essentially. A coal baron’s castle is the centrepiece to one of the countries newest universities. That’s just how it goes sometimes. To be fair, you probably don’t recognize it from a post-secondary pamphlet. More likely… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 344: Universities Week – Royal Roads

365 Canadian Sights | Day 343: Universities Week – University of Toronto, St. George Campus

Universities often offer a place for architects to try something grander and more creative. One of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious universities, it should be no surprise the University of Toronto has some outstanding architecture. What is maybe a bit of a surprise is how many are interesting designs. With plenty of older structures that… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 343: Universities Week – University of Toronto, St. George Campus

365 Canadian Sights | Day 341: Pointe-au-Pere Lighthouse

As one of the biggest lighthouses in the country mixed with a unique design, the Pointe-au-Pere lighthouse is one of the most eyecatching nautical navigation tools in the country. At 108 ft. tall and 110 years old, this is one of the tallest historic sites in the country, especially when you take out cathedrals and… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 341: Pointe-au-Pere Lighthouse

365 Canadian Sights | Day 337: Cheltenham Badlands

In Canada, the term badlands (for me) always referred to parts of Alberta, but Torontonians actually have some interesting geology just north of the city. The Cheltenham Badlands were actually exposed due to human activity about 80 to 90 years ago. Once exposed, the red rock (a type of shale) was a pretty shocking colour,… Read More 365 Canadian Sights | Day 337: Cheltenham Badlands