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Meeting Transportation

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Jun 8th, 2020 Working virtually this week up north meeting with one of my favourite contractors who floated in for lunch. A beautiful blue sky day with a grilled steak and kale salad dockside lunch. The new world of northern paradise and who will be living in the city versus lakeside. What are our new goals for our lives? Rental in city, work virtually and a 4,000 sf cottage that becomes your focal point. Are you drawn lakeside or farm side?

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What is your Superpower?

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May 7th, 2020 We have pivoted with our Fashion Capsule and going into production with a jacket that can help us help others. The jacket will accommodate sleeves that help protect your hands and provide a fashionable removable mask. We are staying with our dedication to ethically and Canadian made with a portion going to New Start: a charity for mental health and addiction for youth. The jacket is entitled: JOH, Jacket of Hope inspired by a temple I designed in my Architectural school days; it is THA, fashion.

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Between the Boots: KADE, Keep Alive Design Ethical

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Apr 7th, 2020 I have developed a fashion capsule called KADE that has eleven pieces and truly designed for Superhero Women answering the question what to wear from day to night, our armour. I have collected 24 Superhero women from 20 to 80 years of age rocketing out the vibe of these ethically made in Canada garments. Hudson Bay Company were hosting a private Trunk Show for KADE May 13th, 2020 which has been postponed and we will only come back stronger adapting to our new world. Kindness to All, Dee Dee, KADE.

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The Panel for AADFF for City Dreamers

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MAR. 9th, 2020 The inaugural year of the Toronto Art, Architectural & Design Film Festival I spoke with Marianne McKenna and Kate Zeidler about this incredible film, City Dreamers depicting four trailblazing women in design. All these women are in their 90’s practising and living their world of design. Truly inspirational, hats off to Nicole Smith and Dr. Errol Billinkoff for creating this festival and to its aspiring success in the years to come.

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Carpets Girls Just Want to Have Fun

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Feb 10th, 2020 A collection of fabulous, my ladies from Taylor Hannah Architect with Jan Kath, the man in black with a mustache plus Canadians. This furniture show was in Germany and my girls will travel for great design, people and apparently hanging out on a carpet. Jan Kath carpets are world renown and will be the auction pieces of the future. It is essential that we all travel and soak up the world around us becoming creative citizens of the world. Creative activity of Jan Kath is supreme and contagious.

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Architecture frames the Architect

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Jan 13th, 2020 On a cold winter day, we photographed four of our most recently completed projects and we took one of me to share; I love this photo as I stand amongst my work. A limestone pergola is a jewel and the details complete a residence that was built many decades ago. Renovation is never easy, and to bring today to yesteryear is a skill that I have crafted over the years. We continue as a company THA to design of today and of tomorrow.

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Partners in Art Goes to Washington DC

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Dec 9th, 2019 A membership of over 150 women whose common interest is art and supporting the arts. We had a two-day agenda filled extravaganza that took us to museums and private collections where we spoke with curators and collectors. To get the insight on an exhibit or the reasoning behind a life pursuit of amassing a collection is both inspirational and educational. Documenting this photograph as a press item is my way of saying trips like this should be in the news and the exploration of a passion is critical to the development of our culture. Hot off the…

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RAIC President’s Dinner and Awards

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Nov 11th, 2019 RAIC President’s Dinner and Awards in Toronto I was the Emcee surrounded by the Presidents in my new fashion line KADE: Keep Alive Design Ethical, made in Canada for Superhero Women. Many awards to get through and some construction industry facts to share. Did you know that only 3% of the construction industry are women? The pay scale starts at $75,000/annual for the first year and after two years your pay increases to $125,000/annually. The hours are 7am to 3pm, women go get those jobs! Architects from across Canada so proud to be asked to Host!!!

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Arbor Awards

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Oct 7th, 2019 It is a true honour to be recognized by your University for outstanding volunteerism, University of Toronto’s motto “May it grow as a tree through the ages.” I am thankful for the opportunity to graduate with honours from The Faculty of Architecture and grow into the world of professional architecture. This is the highest honour granted by the University and I am humbled to receive this award. I have lectured, taught, critiqued students work, mentored students, capital campaign contributor and established a scholarship in my name for entrance students. As my professor Bruce Kuwabara said: “The best…

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