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307 Lake Shore Boulevard East is the squat gray building in the center of this aerial image of the Quayside neighborhood. (Sidewalk Labs)

The architects building Toronto’s past into its future

The firm Lebel & Bouliane has become known for adaptive reuse projects — like the new Sidewalk Toronto workspace, “307” — that make history an integral part of their designs.

Exterior view of 307 Lake Shore Boulevard East. (Old Toronto.)
Cossette Media’s headquareters are housed in an old ammunitions factory in Toronto. Lebel & Bouliane exposed the original structure of the building and inserted dramatic, geometric volumes. (Lebel & Bouliane)



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Vanessa Quirk

Editorial Manager, @SidewalkLabs. Former @MetropolisMag @ArchDaily @TowCenter @CharlieRose. NYC. Traveler. Singer. Podcast addict.