Showing posts from March, 2012

Top Cop Gets Award At Diversity Conference

Toronto Sun Photograph by Stephen Weir Left to Right:   Diversity Business Network's Coutney Betty, Head of Diversity  London Olympics Stephen Frost, and Chief Bill Blair holding his Diversity Award    Yesterday I posted pictures and a press release about the Diversity Business Network on my press release webpage.   The posting concerned a new Diversity Award that was presented to Toronto's chief of police. The Diversity Business Network (who I help out) recognized Toronto Police Chief William Blair as the 2012 Canadian Diversity Leadership Award winner at a Diversity conference in Toronto  on Friday. The award recognizes an individual or organization who is a ‘Champion’ for diversity and has also achieved success in implementation of diversity strategies to achieve organizational goals. The Toronto Sun picked up my photo from the conference and ran it in Saturday's edition (March 24) - so I have moved that photograph over to my blog about stories and pho

Huffington Post Photo/Story - Maggs speaks at Scotiabank

.  86-year Old Arnaud Maggs in the running for Canada's largest photography award Three photographers from across Canada have made the shortlist for the 2012 Scotiabank Photography Award. The finalists, Toronto's Arnaud Maggs, Vancouver-based Fred Herzog and Alain Paiement of Montreal, were chosen from 12 names submitted by a panel of artists, experts, curators and critics. Maggs at the Scotiabank Photography Award - Andrew Weir The announcement, held at Scotiabank headquarters, was attended by the media and members of the arts community (pictured below).  In the auidence was 86-year old photographer Arnaud Maggs (pictured), who was named to the Prize's shortlist. After hearing his name announced the photographer came to the front of the executive boardroom and expressed his gratitude for being so honoured (pictured). . Internationally acclaimed photographer Arnaud Maggs is best known for detailed, grid-like portrait studies that betray a stark intimacy.

L-Tower. Penthouse View is Out and Up. North Star and Yonge Street

Rendering of Toronto's L-Tower This is one glass ceiling you won’t want to break through L-Tower penthouse suite at Yonge and Front lets you look out and up out of the same  big window By Stephen Weir There are now eight luxurious penthouse units for sale at the L-Tower project in downtown Toronto.  When built, these two-level skyboxes will be at the top of a 58-storey all-window condo building, where their mass is all glass! “ The problem with all-glass buildings is that they all begin to look the same, unless you are willing to make a bold move,” said Sam Crignano, partner in Cityzen Development.  “Architect Daniel Libeskin has done just that  … no more so than with the 57/58 floor penthouse suites!” Backstreet view of Libeskind L-Tower construction site. Downtown Toronto. The penthouse suites will have 2-storey tall, all-glass windows.  For the units facing north up Yonge Street, the glass actually angles in a curve over the two floor