October 6, 2006
by Canadian Architect
Ontario’s most outstanding wood buildings will be in focus during “Wood Week in Toronto,” a week-long program of activities organized by Wood WORKS! Ontario from October 15th to 19th, 2006.
“Excellence in wood design is happening right here and we want to show what an innovative, versatile and competitive building material wood is,” says Marianne Berube, Executive Director of Wood WORKS! Ontario.
The Wood WORKS! Awards Gala will be the highlight of the program, taking place on October 16th at the Design Exchange. At the Gala, the winners of the 6th Annual Wood WORKS! Ontario Awards will be announced, and the people and organizations that are pioneering the use of wood in Ontario will be honoured. The Gala promises to be extra special this year with many exciting new winners and guests, as the Gala is held in Toronto for the first time.
The program of activities also includes the unique wood exhibition momentum, designed by Farrow Partnership Architects at the Design Exchange; the educational conference Wood Solutions Fair; and a guided tour to Credit Valley Hospital, winner of Wood WORKS! 2005 Large Institutional Award.
“Wood Week in Toronto” at a glance:
October 15th19th: momentum at the ground floor of the Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street. Free admission. Sunday 12:00pm5:00pm, Monday-Thursday 10:00am5:00pm.
October 16th: Tour of the new main lobby of Credit Valley Hospital, Wood WORKS! Award winner in 2005. The tour will be conducted by Gary Williams, President of Timber Systems Limited, the company responsible for the construction of the work. Bus will depart from the Royal York Hotel at 1:00pm and will return at 4:00pm. Pre-registration is required, so please contact Wood WORKS!
October 16th: The 6th Annual Wood WORKS! Awards Gala, Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street. Cocktails 5:30pm, Awards ceremony 6:30pm, Dinner 7:30pm. Pre-registration is required, so please contact Wood WORKS!
October 17th: Wood Solutions Fair, a one-day educational event on wood products and construction at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. For more information and to register, please visit www.woodsolutionsfair.com
For more information on Wood Week, please visit www.woodworksawards.com or call Wood WORKS! toll free at 1-866-886-3574 or e-mail [email protected]
Wood WORKS! is an industry-led initiative spearheaded by the Canadian Wood Council, whose mission is to promote the use of wood in commercial, industrial and institutional construction.