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Jan 21 2023 Event /

Infrastructure Institute’s +(Plus) 2.0 Exhibition Launch

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

2 Fraser Avenue Toronto, ON, M6K 1Y6

Free

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Infrastructure Institute's +(Plus) 2.0 Exhibition Launch

 

As part of DesignTO 2023, Canada’s largest and leading annual design festival, the Infrastructure Institute presents +(plus) 2.0.

About Creative Mixed-Use

Our +(plus) exhibition series explores Toronto as a leader in the design and implementation of mixed-use buildings, demonstrating how our cities overall can centre around care and mutual aid in partnerships.

While not widely explored, creative mixed-use buildings bring together public, private, and non-profit uses in creative ways to deliver significant affordable housing among other critical social infrastructures such as schools, homeless shelters, and more.

Drawing from ideas generated through the public’s participation in +(plus) 1.0, launched in Summer 2022 at the World Urban Pavillion in Regent Park, powered by Danielur newest exhibition seeks to answer the question “What if ?”.

About +(plus) 2.0

+(plus) 2.0 explores the full breadth of possibilities for community-building that emerge from mixing improbable uses together; questions the current systems that maintain the ‘status quo’ in architecture/urban planning; and encourages us all to reimagine not only what our neighbourhoods look like, but ultimately who our cities are for.

On January 21st at 4:00 PM, join us for an evening of light food and refreshments, and a keynote address, to interact with the exhibit and explore creative mixed-use buildings’ role in placemaking and how this model can support sustainable urban development and resilient communities.

To learn more about the exhibition please visit: https://plusplusplusplus.cargo.site/

+(plus) 2.0 will be available throughout DesignTO from January 20th to 29th: https://designto.org/event/plus-2-0/

Please note: This event will be photographed/filmed.

About the Infrastructure Institute

We are a training, advisory and interdisciplinary research hub at the University of Toronto’s School of Cities. Our vision is to build local and global expertise in infrastructure planning, decision-making, and delivery. The Infrastructure Institute will transform the status quo of infrastructure delivery, refine public-private partnerships and propose innovations in project financing and funding tools. We are an interdisciplinary research hub that aims to investigate, train, and engage.

To learn more about the Infrastructure Institute’s programming and upcoming events make sure to visit: infrastructureinstitute.ca/

About DesignTO 2023

DesignTO is a non-profit arts organization that curates exhibitions, presentations and educational programming to increase the public’s knowledge and appreciation of design and its role in creating a sustainable, just and joyful world.

To learn more about the 100+ events taking place during this year’s festival make sure to visit: https://designto.org/

 

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