August 9, 2007
by Canadian Architect
Architecture Days is poised to make its Canadian debut in Toronto during the week of September 24-30 2007. Timed in conjunction with the release of Architectural Digests October Architecture Issue, this dynamic program celebrates the design history and future of Toronto architecture through intimate tours, compelling panel discussions and keynote lectures by leading architects and designers. Exclusive access is the foundation of Architecture Days and provides participants the unparalleled opportunity to interact with-and gain firsthand knowledge from renowned talents in a variety of settings.
Building on the success of our 2006 program, in which more than 3,000 people participated, werethrilled to expand Architecture Days to Canada and the city of Toronto, explains Giulio Capua, vice president and publisher of Architectural Digest. We recognize Toronto as a citymaking cutting-edge contributions to the world of architecture and design.
This event visits San Francisco (August 20-26) and concludes in New York City (October 8-14).
“I’m extremely pleased that Toronto is able to work with Architectural Digest to put on display the creative spirit that is helping turn this city into one of the world’s leading centres of design excellence,” said City of Toronto Mayor, David Miller. “New York, San Francisco and Toronto have much to show the world. We welcome your readers to our city.”
Architecture Days Toronto starts with the reveal of the new Green Lounge at the GibsoneJessop Art Gallery in the Distillery Historic District. The question where is Toronto headed? is debated during The Future Landscape of Toronto panel discussion on Thursday, September 27, at the IIDEX/NeoCon Canada trade show. Some of the remarkable structures also featured during the week will include showstoppers like Daniel Libeskinds Lee-Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts by Jack Diamond, Frank Gehrys Art Gallery of Ontario and the recent facelift of the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art by Bruce Kuwabara. A tour of the citys most structurally innovative nightlife hotspots and a guided tour inside the homes of some of Canadas top architects end the week on a high note.
Architecture Days is presented by: Air Canada, Castlepoint Realty Partners Ltd., City ofToronto, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Ontario Tourism, Tourism Toronto, CN Tower and Gluckstein Design.
For details on all aspects of Architectural Digest Architecture Days, including complete program schedule and ticket purchase information, please call 1.800.361.7724 or visit www.architecturedays.com.