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Alsop fulfils Canadian promise

Will Alsop's vow last year to break the Canadian market appears to have paid dividends this week with rumours of two significant project wins.

The world-famous architect claimed when faced with his mounting financial plight last summer that the North American country would prove his saviour.

And now, following the success of the stilted Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, he has picked up a brace of significant schemes.

The London-based practice has won the commission for a new building in Filmport, also in Toronto, which is reported as being worth more than £100 million.

In addition, the practice also looks set to win the competition to design a new art gallery in Edmonton, seeing off shortlisted Zaha Hadid.

Both successes will come as a major boost for Alsop, who was forced to put his firm into administration last year after mounting debts got the better of him.

by Ed Dorrell

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