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Jan 21 2023 Event /

DesignTO: Wellington Destructor Tours

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Wellington Destructor is a purpose-built garbage incinerator in downtown Toronto poised for transformation into a new community hub.

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DesignTO Tours: Wellington Destructor

The Wellington Destructor is a purpose-built garbage incinerator in downtown Toronto which is poised for transformation into a new community hub. This tour and talk of the Destructor explores design approaches to existing buildings and sites through the lens of culture and sustainability, such as adaptive reuse, repurposing as reimagining, and establishing programmes for existing structures and sites.

The event will begin with an outdoor tour around the exterior of the Destructor, followed by gathering indoors where SvN Principal Sam Dufaux will provide a history of the site and project. Public interest designer and strategist Zahra Ebrahim and artist and creative placemaker Christina Zeidler will join Sam for a discussion about creative and sustainable city building.

A certificate for 1.5 hours of OAA ConEd will be issued to registered attendees who request it with their RSVP for the event and attend the event.

Please dress warmly for the outdoor portion of this event.

 

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‘DesignTO Tours: Wellington Destructor’ is organized by DesignTO, and supported by TAS, with media partner AZURE Magazine.

DesignTO brings people together to design a better future, one that is more sustainable, just, and joyful. We curate exhibitions, presentations and educational programming to increase the public’s knowledge and appreciation of design, and hope to embolden all Canadians to participate in making a future where people and planet are thriving again.