J. Morris Woolfson’s Commissions

Architects, Map, Ottawa

 If you’ve ever looked into the construction of apartments, small commercial buildings, and industrial buildings in Ottawa during the mid-century period, there is a nearly 100% chance that you’ve come across a building that was either designed by or altered by J. Morris Woolfson. WOOLFSON, Julius Morris (1906-1996) opened his office in Ottawa, Ont. […]

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tisdale Municipal Building (1940)

Architects, South Porcupine

When I was growing up in South Porcupine, the Tisdale Municipal Building was always an interesting one. The white stucco, though worn by the 1980s, glistened defiantly in the sunlight. When I would walk the single block from my family’s Bloor Avenue apartment with my mom, she’d often point out that my grandfather had worked out […]

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Architects in Ottawa, 1960

Architects, Ottawa

I first began to think about just where in the city architects were based when I began to notice that so many of them had set up shop on MacLaren street in the mid-1960s. By mapping their locations, I am not looking to make any definite argument or speculate about a neighbourhood-level Creative Class sort […]

Tuesday, August 9, 2016