Toronto: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto continues its series of moderated discussions focusing on the intersection of architecture, media, science, politics and urbanism in various international arenas. Following upon the success of The Ends of Design and Breaking the Surface, the third in the FORA series will take place at 6:30pm on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario, located at 317 Dundas Street West in Toronto.

Toronto: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly will explore the ways in which Toronto and similar post-industrial cities have an “aesthetic,” signature or history that writers, filmmakers and architects may capture, cultivate, and build upon, and how creative work of this kind may serve as the catalyst for renewing our engagement with cities.

The panellists include Atom Egoyan, a critically acclaimed Toronto filmmaker; Amy Lavender Harris, author of Imagining Toronto; and John Shnier, an award-winning Toronto architect and professor of architecture at the Daniels Faculty. The discussion will be moderated by Dean Richard Sommer.