Redesigning Toronto: presentations and panel discussion

As part of Doors Open Toronto’s program of events, a rapid-fire presentation and panel discussion involving six influential architects takes place from 2:00pm to 3:30pm on Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Fort York Blue Barracks & Mess, located at 250 Fort York Boulevard in Toronto. The fast-paced and engaging presentation will feature a number of topics which will affect the future architectural and urban planning of Toronto, and each of the six architects will show 20 images for 20 seconds each. The event addresses six current topics and will be followed by a Q& A session. The panel will be moderated by author and journalist Shawn Micallef.

The speakers and topics are as follows:

*Grappling with Heritage Properties – Michael McClelland, OAA, CAPHC, FRAIC, Founding Partner of ERA Architects

*Site Unseen: Infills, Laneways and Other Hidden Architectural Opportunities – Donald Chong, B.Arch (U. Toronto), OAA, MRAIC, Founding Partner of Williamson Chong Architects

*Architectural Attractor – Siamak Hariri, OAA, AAA, FRAIC, RAC, AIA, Founding Partner of Hariri Pontarini Architects

*Evolution of a Neighbourhood –  Helena Grdadolnik, BES, M.Arch, MRAIC, Associate Director of Workshop Architecture

*The Future of the Gardiner Expressway –  Paul Raff, BES, BArch, OAA, MRAIC, LEED®AP, Founding Principal of Paul Raff Studio

*Corktown Common and the Pan Am Area – Joe Lobko, OAA / FRAIC / LEED AP BD+C Partner, DTAH

This event is presented in partnership with the Toronto Society of Architects. Fort York Library is located at 190 Fort York Boulevard in Toronto.

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