TSA Radio Broadcasts

During the winter of 1935 a series of radio programs were delivered on CRCT Radio under the auspices of the University of Toronto and sponsored by the Toronto Chapter of the OAA. Many of the city’s leading architects and teachers participated in the radio lecture program – Eric W Haldenby spoke on the topic of “Modern Architecture,” the University of Toronto instructor Eric Arthur lectured on “How to Appreciate Architecture” and “The Architect in History,” the long-time director of the University of Toronto’s School of Architecture, H.H.Madill, spoke to the topic of “Architectural Education,” John M. Lyle discussed “Street Architecture,” and Ronald W. Catto provided interesting insights on “Commercial Architecture”. In advance of each lecture, a newspaper advertisement was published explaining the topic of the lecture that week in order to elicit interest. A total of 28 radio programs were taped during this period, all aiming to communicate the work and importance of architecture to the public.


Lerner, Loren R., and Mary F. Williamson. “Ontario: Toronto Society of Architects. Catalogue of the Exhibition, Toronto.” Art and Architecture in Canada: A Bibliography and Guide to the Literature to 1981. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.1991. Print.

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