Toronto the Good Party this Thursday

It’s that time of year again, and the folks at ERA Architects, Spacing Magazine, Toronto Society of Architects, [murmur] and the University of Toronto Cities Centre are throwing the 7th annual Toronto the Good party. The event takes place from 5:00pm to 1:00am on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at the Great Hall, Hart House, University of Toronto. Entry to the party is free, and there is a cash bar.

The Toronto the Good parties bring together a broad cross-section of Torontonians who are interested in the city and in city building. The first Toronto the Good parties took place at the Distillery District, but one memorable year, it was held at Fort York, where former Mayor David Miller delighted the crowd by symbolically firing a cannon in the direction of the Gardiner Expressway. The 2011 invasion of Hart House is a new venture to celebrate the University of Toronto’s Cities Centre.

This year, partners have expanded to include the National Film Board, the United Way, the Carpenters’ Union, Coach House Books, and the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects. The party’s program includes the now traditional stickering of the Big Map of Toronto, tours of Hart House and its iconic Soldiers Tower, posters from the Tower Neighbourhood Renewal Symposium being held at Hart House prior to the party, catering by Marco Tucci, music by Tom Kuo and Alan Webb, and other charming activities.

Come out on May 12th to have a drink with people who care about the city! Please RSVP to

Toronto the Good will be preceded by the second Tower Neighbourhood Renewal Symposium, presented by ERA Architects, U of T Cities Centre, and the City of Toronto. The Symposium will include international and local speakers, a panel discussion, and a poster expo in the Hart House Great Hall. The party will immediately follow the conference. For more information on the symposium, please contact Kathryn Grond at

Further contacts are as follows: for ERA Architects, please contact Sonya Tytor at; for Spacing, please contact Matthew Blackett at; and for [murmur], please contact Shawn Micallef at