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Feb 19 2019 Lecture /

Ontario Place: Building On Our Legacy

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Harbourfront Centre, Brigantine Room
235 Queens Quay West




Opened in 1971, Ontario Place was a project seeking to revitalize Toronto’s waterfront by creating a large urban park on a previously neglected segment of the shoreline. This multi award-winning project consists of 90 acres of man-made islands and lagoons, with the centerpiece of the complex being the five exhibition pavilions suspended high above the water and the world’s first permanent IMAX theatre – the Cinesphere. Ontario Place is part of Toronto’s history and a testament to a vision about its future – so the question now is, how do we continue to build upon this site’s remarkable legacy?

Join us for this special panel discussion that will convene a range of experts to discuss the important architecture and landscape design heritage of Ontario Place and how all Ontarians will benefit if we continue to build upon the site’s valuable cultural heritage legacy.

The evening will begin with the screening of footage of Ontario Place from the Retrontario archive, including rare footage recently transferred from 16m film.


Michael McClelland, Architect, Heritage Planner and Founding Partner, ERA Architects

Carolyn King, Moccasin Identifier Project, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation

George Baird, Architect and Partner, Baird Sampson Neuert Architects

Philip Hastings, Architect and Partner, Gow Hastings Architects

Moderator: Annabel Vaughan, publicLAB


This panel discussion is co-hosted by the Toronto Society of Architects and the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario Toronto Branch.

This lecture is made possible thanks to the generous support of:

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Register Now:

This event is free but the venue has limited capacity so only those who have registered can be guaranteed entrance. RSVP’ing is easy! Just click on “register” below.

OAA MEMBERS: When registering, please include your full name as registered with the OAA to ensure your certificate of participation is credited properly. Please also include an email address you check frequently to ensure you receive our certificate in a timely manner.

LIMITED CAPACITY: While tickets for this event are free, this venue has limited capacity. Only those with registered tickets can be guaranteed entrance. Entry at the door without a ticket will be SPACE PERMITTING only.

PRESS INQUIRIES: For further information and for press inquiries contact:

  • ACO TO – Catherine Nasmith, President, ACOTO at cnasmith@acotoronto.ca or 416-598-4144.
  • TSA – Joel Leon, Executive Administrator tsa@torontosocietyofarchitects.ca

IMAGE CREDIT: ©2014 Dieter Janssen

This lecture is made possible thanks to the generous support of: