TSA BASH 2022
6:00 PM Doors Open; 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Tours, 6:00 PM -10:00 PM Party!
John Street Roundhouse
Locomotive Hall (look for Bay 10)
255 Bremner Blvd
The wait is finally over. After a 2 year hiatus, the TSA BASH—Toronto’s architectural community’s biggest celebration—is back!
A long-established tradition, the TSA’s annual year-end BASH is an opportunity for the GTA’s architecture and design community to come together and celebrate in unique spaces across our city. No two years are alike, with a new featured venue chosen every year and the party tailored to reflect the design stories behind the building. Great food, delicious drinks and beautiful architecture—there is no better way to celebrate our city and those who shape it than the TSA BASH!
Tickets for TSA BASH 2022 are now on sale! Get yours before they are all gone! TSA Members, don’t forget to use the members-only promotional code for more than 50% off the regular ticket price! You can find the member discount code on the latest TSA Bulletin!
This Year’s Venue: John Street Roundhouse
The return of a landmark party deserves a landmark venue. For 2022 we are excited to be bringing the party to a building bridging our city’s past and future: the John Street Roundhouse!
Built in 1929 by the Canadian Pacific Railway, this semicircular facility once provided servicing and light repairs to passenger steam locomotives used at nearby Union Station. Divided into individual stalls, the roundhouse could serve 32 locomotives at any time which were moved in and out of the structure on a massive rotating turntable. Remaining largely empty for over a decade after its closure in 1986, this National Historic Site is now exemplary of adaptive reuse—the heritage structure carefully tuned to host a brewery, event space, restaurant, and a railway museum, while the surrounding yards have been converted into a new downtown park. The revitalization efforts were led by architect Donald J. Loucks employed as a Senior Associate of IBI Group.
Learn more about this building’s rehabilitation and reuse story directly from the architect in this short video hosted by the Toronto Railway Museum.
BASH Schedule & Special Tour
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Building Tours
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Party!
What TSA event would be complete without a tour? Come for the first hour of the BASH and join us on a tour exploring the past and present of this year’s venue!
Our tours will start with a ride on the roundhouse’s massive 36.5m long rotating restored turntable which was used to position locomotives into their stalls. Volunteers of the Toronto Railway Museum will share with us the history behind this structure, its former use and how it all works. After your ride, we’ll bridge the building’s past with its present as the tour continues with short walk with architect Donald J. Loucks, who led the revitalization efforts of the Roundhouse.
The tours will start at 6:00 PM, 6:30 PM, and 7:00 PM. Tours are open to all ticket holders but limited space is available. Spots will be filled up on a first come, first serve basis.
Thank You to Our 2022 Sponsors!
The TSA BASH and all our year-round programming is only possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and supporters.
Interested in supporting the work of the TSA while making your brand visible to thousands of architects and designers across the GTA? Our year-round sponsorship opportunities are still open and recognition is provided for one full year from the moment you start, so it is never too late to sign up! See our prospectus for more details. BASH opportunities start at $1500, and general sponsorship options start at $500.