Author Archives: Evan Oberman

The Story of The Blue Tree: Rosedale’s gorgeous symbol of the holidays lights up this Saturday

Situated alongside the CP Rail tracks, on the overpass at Yonge north of Rosedale, The Blue Tree is arguably the most gorgeous symbol of the holidays in Toronto. Whether you are driving southbound, heading uptown or just strolling around Scrivener … Continue reading

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Heritage Toronto: Special Achievement Award – Paul Oberman

The Heritage Toronto Special Achievement Award is not presented every year.  It is reserved for honouring individuals who have made a significant contribution to our city and to the goals of Heritage Toronto.  We are privileged this evening to present … Continue reading

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Should Toronto rename Market Street?

Paul Oberman, the former president of Woodcliffe Landmark Properties who died in a plane crash earlier this year, was one of Toronto’s leading lights when it came to the redevelopment and restoration of heritage properties. Not everyone will be familiar with … Continue reading

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Oberman Way: The best way to honour a developer who dreamt big

How can a city thank someone for making it a better place? Name a place after that person, so he or she becomes part of the city fabric. With that name forever on resident’s lips, the debt is repaid; better … Continue reading

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Fans push to rename street for developer

The man who helped bring Toronto’s past to life should be remembered with one of the city’s most historic streets, says architect Michael Taylor. He’d like to see Market St., on the west side of the St. Lawrence Market, renamed … Continue reading

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Petition to Rename Market Street ‘Oberman Way’

Back in March, the Toronto building, architecture and heritage communities suffered a tragic loss with the passing of Woodcliffe Poperties President Paul Oberman. UrbanToronto reported it here. Now, Toronto’s architectural community, along with Paul Oberman’s family — his widow Eve … Continue reading

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Winners of the 2011 Pug Awards were announced Monday, naming the city’s best new buildings. The seventh annual online competition invited Torontonians to vote on nominated residential and commercial buildings, and introduced an award in memory of Paul Oberman, a … Continue reading

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Pug winners and losers for Toronto architecture 2011

Posted by Derek Flack / JUNE 21, 2011 The 2011 PUG Awards (the people’s choice awards for Toronto architecture) took place last night at the Royal Conservatory of Music, the building that was awarded top prize in the commercial category last year. … Continue reading

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Pug Awards Tribute to Paul Oberman

As many of you are aware, Paul Oberman, a member of the Pug Awards advisory board, died tragically in a plane crash on March 7 2011, leaving behind his parents Mickey and Helen, brother Jeff, wife Eve Lewis, their six … Continue reading

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Celebrating Cities: An Ode to History in the Urban Fabric

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