Toronto City Hall 50th Anniversary Lecture Series
This September, come to the Council Chamber of the building itself for this three-part lecture series by noted experts on modern architecture.
IMPACT AND LEGACY : TORONTO’S 1958 COMPETITION FOR A NEW CITY HALL
George Kapelos is an architect, planner and professor at Ryerson University in Toronto. He was chair of Ryerson?s Department of Architectural Science, president of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada and Chair of the Toronto Society of Architects. He has curated a number of architectural exhibitions, and written on landscape, architectural modernity and construction, and will speak on the City Hall international competition that drew over 500 entries in 1958.
Thursday September 3, 2015 at 7pm
CIVIC SYMBOL : MUNICIPAL POLITICIANS BUILD A CITY HALL
Christopher Armstrong is Emeritus Professor History at York University. Having long taught courses on the urban history of Toronto, he has published a book on municipal politics in the 1890s and most recently a study of the spread of Modernist architecture: Making Toronto Modern. He will speak on the background and history of the construction of Viljo Revell’s winning design for the Toronto City Hall.
Thursday September 10, 2015 at 7pm
INNOVATIVE URBAN DESIGN ASPECTS OF REVELL’S DESIGN FOR TORONTO CITY HALL
George Baird, former Dean, Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at University of Toronto, and noted architect and partner, Baird Sampson Neuert Architects, talks about urban design aspects of Revell?s winning design. He has been active in architecture, urban design and heritage preservation in Toronto, across Canada, and abroad. He is the winner of numerous architectural and heritage awards, and author of many books and studies.
Thursday September 24, 2015 at 7pm
Presented by Toronto Public Library and the City of Toronto with promotional partner Heritage Toronto