7th Annual ACO NextGen Design Charrette
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Ryerson's School of Urban and Regional Planning
South Bond Building, 105 Bond Street
4th Floor, Room 312
For the 7th year in a row, ACO NextGen is hosting a one-day design charrette for students and emerging professionals in fields related to conservation and city-building including architecture, urban design, planning, landscape architecture, environment studies, built history, and heritage conservation. The charrette is intended to encourage creative thinking, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and provide networking opportunities with esteemed speakers and panelists.
This year’s charrette addresses the adaptive reuse of 38-40 Dundas Street East in Toronto, located adjacent to Yonge-Dundas Square. This property has had several addresses in the past, reflecting the complex transformation of this neighbourhood over the 19th and 20th centuries. The property has taken its current form in the mid-1920’s. With the realignment, the facade of the building was reconfigured and an adjacent triangular lot was created to accommodate the shape of the street. The building has remained vacant for several years and is currently owned by the City of Toronto. The charrette will focus on the adaptive reuse and development of the historic building, adjacent lot, and surrounding landscape. Considered the final piece of the Yonge-Dundas Square revamp, this redevelopment holds enormous potential to positively contribute to the downtown area and foster an awareness of the historic narrative of Toronto’s urban fabric.