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5th Annual ACO NextGen Design Charrette

October 01, 2016
Fort York National Historic Site Bathurst St. & Fort York Blvd. Toronto, ON

For the 5th year in a row, ACO NextGen is hosting a one-day design charrette for students and emerging professionals in the fields of architecture, planning, landscape architecture, built history, interior design, and heritage conservation. The charrette is intended to encourage creative thinking, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and provide networking opportunities with esteemed speakers and panelists, which will include:

  • Wayne Reeves, Chief Curator of City of Toronto’s Museums & Heritage Services
  • Megan Torza, Partner at DTAH
  • Mary MacDonald, Manager of City of Toronto’s Heritage Preservation Services
  • Nelda Rodger, Editorial Director at Azure Magazine
  • Chester Rennie, Landscape Architect at PUBLIC WORK
  • Kate Zeidler, Principal Designer of Kate Zeidler Interior Design
  • Michael McClelland, Founding Principal of ERA Architects

This year’s project centres on the Wellington Destructor, an abandoned garbage incinerator built in 1925 with an undetermined future.  A 2014 City of Toronto planning study suggested it could be fertile ground for re-development and re-use, similar to the transformations that have happened at the Wychwood Barns and the Evergreen Brickwork.

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