Toronto’s Mayor Miller kicks off a month-long celebration of architecture and design

Last week, Mayor David Miller kicked off Toronto’s inaugural Festival of Architecture and Design. As part of its Clean and Beautiful City initiative, the City has joined with more than a dozen design associations and institutions to coordinate activities across Toronto throughout the month of May.

"The Festival of Architecture and Design gives residents and visitors alike a chance to celebrate Toronto," said Mayor Miller. "We have a city filled with beauty in many forms, and it’s high time for us to shine a spotlight on it all."

The festival will feature exhibitions, films, symposiums, lectures, walking tours, readings, book launches, dinners and award celebrations, including the City’s Architecture and Urban Design Awards Gala at the Art Gallery of Ontario on May 16. The festival will culminate with Doors Open Toronto on the last weekend in May. The public will also have a chance to vote in the Toronto Society of Architect’s poster competition at the Design Exchange.

A full event calendar is available online at

Festival of Architecture and Design calendars are also available from: Access Toronto locations at City Hall, and the Etobicoke, North York and Scarborough Civic Centres; Art Gallery of Ontario; Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario; Ballenford Books; Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation; Design Exchange; Designers Walk; Doors Open Toronto; The Dutch Consulate; ERA Architects; The Guild Shop (Ontario Crafts Council); Harbourfront; Heritage Toronto; Line Architects; Ontario Association of Architects; Ontario College of Art and Design; Registered Graphic Designers; Royal Ontario Museum; Ryerson Architectural Alumni Association; St. Lawrence Market; Toronto Sculpture Garden; Toronto Society of Architects; University of Toronto Resource Centre for Academic Technology, the Eric Arthur Gallery, Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design; and Yorkdale Shopping Centre info kiosks.