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Top Cop Gets Award At Diversity Conference

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Toronto Sun Photograph by Stephen Weir

Huffington Post Photo/Story - Maggs speaks at Scotiabank

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 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.

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. His work is found in many collections across Canada. He has won su…

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

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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 Stephen@stephenweir.com

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!” 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 floors giving residents not only vertical views outward, but also upwards to the sky! Famed US architect Daniel Libeskind designed the moder…