Archinect - University of Toronto (Shalana) 2014-09-02T10:34:51-04:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/21452156/23-09-08-model-project 23/09/08 model project archifan1987 2008-09-23T17:01:54-04:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:14-04:00 <p>coming soon...</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/21452446/04-09-08-labor-day-weekend-waiting-for-classes-to-start 04/09/08 Labor Day weekend, waiting for classes to start archifan1987 2008-09-04T13:28:03-04:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:14-04:00 <img src="http://www.world-guides.com/images/ottawa/ottawa_national_gallery7.jpg"><br> After a summer of hard work I decided to take a break and visit Ottawa for the long weekend. The city itself is a lot quieter than the busy hub of Toronto. Its small one way streets are not as conducive to heavy traffic as Toronto&rsquo;s main roads. The is more dependence on the well developed transit system, which incorporates rapid transit roads, light rail, and bus lanes on the highway. As a result, the city is much cleaner due to the reduced pollution. Ottawa has developed the feeling of a European city; dependence on pedestrian travel, small caf&eacute;s, and the division of the business district, and the historic cultural/entertainment district. The city is a vibrant place for the arts and has a number of great buildings, from historic to modern. The National Gallery, designed by Moshe Safdie in 1988, is one of the world&rsquo;s most respected art institutions. There could not be a better building constructed for lighting Canada&rsquo;s works of art. The glass creates magnificent reflections and c...