Doors Open Toronto 2019 | The Next 20 Years: How Architecture and Design Could Shape Our City
Artscape Daniels Launchpad
130 Queens Quay E, Toronto, ON M5A 3Y5
(Lower Jarvis Street and Queens Quay East)
About this year’s Architects Talk
The Next 20 Years: How Architecture and Design Could Shape Our City.
The last twenty years have been transformative for Toronto – both in its built form and character. During this time we have witnessed formerly stagnant industrial areas transformed into vibrant mixed used neighbourhoods, and watched as our city’s cultural institutions expanded through bold (and sometimes controversial) additions.
Architecture and design have been at the forefront of many of these processes, with innovative projects bringing fresh ideas and novel perspectives to our city. Other times, inventive built forms have been the result – sometimes unintended – of wider economic, political and social changes across society.
So much has changed in the last 20 years, and yet so much more is on the horizon. What can we expect the next 20 years of transformation to look like and how will the impact Toronto’s built form?
On this 20th anniversary of Doors Open Toronto and as we look towards the next 20 years, we invite 6 panelists to discuss key themes, perspectives, projects and ideas that promise to shape our city’s future.
- Technology and Digital Fabrication | Tom Bessai, Denegri Bessai Studio
- Mass-Timber Construction | David Bowick, Blackwell Engineering
- Indigenous Placemaking | Andrea Mantin, Brook McIlroy Architects
- Future Landscapes | Robert M. Wright, Dean Faculty of Forestry; Director, Centre For Landscape Research (CLR), John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto
- A Queer Assemblage – Sexual identity and the built form | Michelle Ashurov, M.Arch Candidate, Ryerson University
- Incremental Urbanism | Donald Chong, HDR
- Moderator: Elsa Lam, Editor, Canadian Architect
Can’t wait for this year’s lecture? Why not catch up with past years’ talks including What is Canadian Architecture and Architecture is Art? – both available for free on the TSA’s youtube channel!
The 2019 Architects Talk is presented as a partnership between the Toronto Society of Architects and Great Gulf Doors Open Toronto 2019.