Past Lectures Library - TSA

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.

2020
Meeting the 2030 Challenge: One Step at a Time (Part 1)

Organized with the University of Toronto Student Chapter of the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC)

2021
Meeting the 2030 Challenge: One Step at a Time (Part 2: Air)

Organized with the University of Toronto Student Chapter of the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC)

2020
IDEAS Forum: Queer Space

A Pride Toronto 2021 Affiliate Event

2022
The Housing Affordability Crisis

Part of DesignTO 2022

2022
Confronting the Housing Crisis

In Collaboration with DesignTO

2023
IDEAS Forum: Deconstruction

In Collaboration with DesignTO

Architects 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.

2016
Architecture is Art?

Part of Doors Open Toronto 2016

2017
What is Canadian Architecture?

Part of Doors Open Toronto 2017

2022
Renewal

Part of Doors Open Toronto 2022

2023
Listening to Spaces

Part of Doors Open Toronto 2023

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.

2020
Embodied Carbon in Building Materials

Presented in partnership with the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto

2020
Towards an Architecture of Less Harm

Presented in partnership with the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto

2021
Enhancing Passive Systems for Thermal Resilience

B.E.S.T. Lecture Series in collaboration with the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

2021
Building Enclosure Design and the Toronto Green Standard

B.E.S.T. Lecture Series in collaboration with the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

Information Sessions

Wondering about paths to licensure and where to get started? Each year the TSA holds info sessions with the Ontario Association of Architects and the Canadian Architectural Certification Board to share the latest about paths to licensure for both architecture and architecture technology students enrolled in a  Canadian school, as well as for Internationally Trained Architectural Professionals who have gained their education and/or licence prior to arriving to Canada.

2023
Newcomer in Architecture Info Session

Presentations from the TSA, OAA, and CACB

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.