Toon Dreessen

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Ottawa, like many cities, experiences cognitive dissonance. We need to rethink what we are doing, and how, if we are serious about being the most livable mid-sized city in North America.
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One of the keys to business growth is ensuring a steady supply of customers. What better way to do that than to build more housing close to them?
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Our current crisis is teaching us that social spaces within our increasingly dense urban places matter, writes Architects DCA president Toon Dreessen
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In Ottawa, lax bylaws fail to offer much incentive to property owners to redevelop or restore their empty and boarded-up buildings
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Architect Toon Dreessen breaks down the barriers to creating four and six-storey developments that integrate into existing communities
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When designing our next interprovincial crossing, we must think about how it will function and last for the next century, writes Ottawa architect Toon Dreessen
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More people living on less land means less sprawl. However, when poorly designed or located in inappropriate areas, infill development is often accused – with some justification – of degrading the…
Rising demand for resources and workers helped push the price tag for Stage 2 of Ottawa’s light-rail project to a stunning $4.66 billion, city officials told a special council meeting on
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Architect Toon Dreessen argues buildings are on the front line in Ottawa’s fight against climate change
A prominent Ottawa architect has spent his own time and money to come up with a plan that he says will revitalize the ByWard Market in part by taking cars off several major streets and turning them