GPA Featured in Canadian Architecture: Evolving a Cultural Identity

September 3, 2021


Leslie Jen

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Figure 1 Publishing

September 3, 2021

GPA is featured in the milestone anthology Canadian Architecture: Evolving a Cultural Identity. 

The book explores the Canadian design realm through the lens of dozens of the top Architectural practices in the country. Each firm is referenced through profiles of a select few of their most prolific projects, GPA’s being Regent Park’s Block 22 and the Flaire Condominiums. Block 22 is profiled as a primary example of high-quality, human scaled subsidized housing with it’s playful townhomes and textural mid-rise tower. Flaire is featured for it’s innovative in-the-round form, which provides an organic shape and privileged views from all sides, unlike most traditional condos with an easily identifiable ‘front or back’. Both projects showcase GPA’s approach to design at a variety of scales, as well as the firm’s larger contributions to the city of Toronto as a whole – Block 22 being a part of the extensive revitalization of the Regent Park community housing district, and Flaire being a part of the Shops at Don Mills redevelopment.

Canadian Architecture: Evolving a Cultural Identity

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Canadian Architecture: Evolving a Cultural Identity surveys the country’s most accomplished architectural firms, whose work enhances cities and landscapes across Canada’s geographically varied expanse. Author Leslie Jen explores a number of significant projects in urban and rural environments—private residences, cultural and institutional facilities, and democratic public spaces—that profoundly influence our interactions with each other and the communities in which we live. Accompanied by stunning photography, Canadian Architecture is a testament to a thriving, diverse and innovative design culture that continues to play an integral role in shaping our national identity.”

Canadian Architecture can be purchased here.