Toronto Reflections: How Toronto Learned to Stop Worrying And Love Vancouver

Presenting the VIA Architecture Urban Design Lecture on June 5, 2008 is Christopher Hume, architecture and urban critic for the Toronto Star. An indispensable guide to the city of Toronto, Hume’s columns tell the stories about the cultural projects that are changing the face of Toronto — the Royal Ontario Museum, the National Ballet School, Art Gallery of Ontario and more. In this lecture, he will also talk about why Torontonians envy Vancouver and how he thinks Vancouver is the city gets the private-sector development right (yes, condos) and Toronto still can’t.

Christopher Hume is the architecture critic and urban issues columnist of the Toronto Star. Since he started writing for the paper in 1981, Hume has been nominated for four National Newspaper Awards (critical writing category) and has received a certificate of appreciation from the Ontario Association of Architects. His book, William James’ Toronto Views, won a Toronto Heritage Award in 2000.

This public lecture takes place at 7:00pm at SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street in Vancouver. Admission is free, but reservations are required. Please e-mail or call 778.782.5100.