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Shaping Canadian Modernity: The 1958 Toronto City Hall and Square Competition and its Legacy

September 01 - October 09, 2015
Paul H. Cocker Gallery, Department of Architectural Science, Ryerson University, 325 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Curated by George Kapelos and Christopher Armstrong, this exhibition at the Paul H. Cocker Gallery at Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science focuses on the 1958 international competition for the Toronto City Hall and Civic Square, and critically assesses its impact on Canadian architectural culture. The exhibition presents a selection of competition entries and features the eight finalists, including the winning scheme by Finnish architect Viljo Revell. A book, Competing Modernisms: Toronto’s New City Hall and Square, has been published to accompany the exhibition.

The opening reception for the exhibition takes place from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Thursday, September 17, 2015. This event is open to the public, but please RSVP at this link by September 15, 2015.

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