Past Lectures Library

Missed a TSA lecture? We’ve got you covered! From public forums to technical seminars, every year the TSA offers dozens of lectures as we learn, share, and discuss around our shared passion for the built environment. This is our centralized hub to find them all.

On this page, you will find a selection of our recorded lectures collected over the past years. Some of these, like our Urban Affairs Forum and IDEAS Forum are free to view for everyone, while others like our technical lectures might require TSA membership to access. We are constantly adding new lectures – past and present – so make sure to check often for the latest recordings.

Please note that viewing these past lecture recordings does not qualify for OAA Structured Learning Hours. For more information on OAA’s Con-Ed guidelines, please refer to the OAA Website here.

Urban Affairs Forums & IDEAS Forums
Free Access

Created as means to engage our membership and the greater public in issues of city building, each our Urban Affairs Forums and IDEAS Forums revolve around a topical theme dealing with current urban and architectural issues.

Meeting the 2030 Challenge: One Step at a Time (Part 1) | 2020 | Organized with the University of Toronto Student Chapter of the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC)

Meeting the 2030 Challenge: One Step at a Time (Part 2: Air) | 2021 | Organized with the University of Toronto Student Chapter of the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC)

IDEAS Forum: Queer Space | 2021 | A Pride Toronto 2021 Affiliate Event

The Housing Affordability Crisis | 2022 | Part of DesignTO 2022

Confronting the Housing Crisis| 2022 | In Collaboration with DesignTO

Architect’s Talks
Free Access

A yearly collaboration between the City of Toronto and the TSA during Doors Open Toronto, Architects’ Talk is a thought-provoking public conversation binging together numerous local architects and experts across a wide variety of fiends to reflect upon Doors Open’s yearly theme.

Our past TSA Architects’ Talks are available for everyone to view using the links below.

Architecture is Art? | 2016 | Part of Doors Open 2016

What is Canadian Architecture? | 2017 | Part of Doors Open 2017

Technical Lecture Series
Members Only (Use code in TSA Bulletin)

Our skill-building series for design professionals, technical lectures are information packed sessions led by industry experts. Sessions range from technical and policy topics to soft skill and business management sessions.

Looking for upcoming technical lectures? Check out our upcoming lectures page.

Place Branding Through Architecture | 2020 | Presented with Entero

Embodied Carbon in Building Materials | 2020 | Presented in partnership with the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto

Towards an Architecture of Less Harm | 2020 | Presented in partnership with the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto

Enhancing Passive Systems for Thermal Resilience | 2021 | B.E.S.T. Lecture Series in collaboration with the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

Building Enclosure Design and the Toronto Green Standard | 2021 | B.E.S.T. Lecture Series in collaboration with the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

Elevators | 2022

Newcomer in Architecture Info Session

The video below is a recording of a Newcomer in Architecture Information event held online on October 27, 2021. The session included presentations by the Toronto Society of Architects, the Ontario Association of Architects and the Canadian Architectural Certification Board with a particular focus on paths to licensure. It is a great resource to understand the different paths available.

Are you an internationally trained architectural professional looking for resources, or know someone who would find it helpful? Check out our Resources for Internationally Trained Architectural Professionals page.

Newcomer in Architecture Info Session Presentations from the TSA, OAA, and CACB