CN TOWER ARCHITECT ROGER DU TOIT WINS RAIC 2017 GOLD MEDAL
Canadian architect Roger du Toit, part of the team behind Toronto's iconic CN Tower, has been posthumously awarded the highest honour bestowed by Canada's national architecture organisation. Du Toit wins the RAIC 2017 Gold Medal two years after he died, aged 75, of injuries sustained during a cycling accident. He was considered one of Canada's most important architects and urban planners. Born in South Africa, he established his practice, now known as duToit Allsopp Hillier (DTAH), in Toronto in 1975. Du Toit worked with Australian architect John Andrews and local studio WZMH Architects on the CN Tower – a 553-metre-tall concrete communications mast, which held the title of world's tallest freestanding structure for 34 years after it completed in 1976.