May 17, 2013
The second edition of CityAge: Toronto will be held in May of 2013 in Toronto, North America’s fastest growing city. Building on the July 2012 event The Innovation City, The Modern Metropolis will explore emerging trends in urban innovation occurring in metropolitan regions across North America and around the world. Universities, cultural institutions and cities are finding new methods of practical cooperation, the importance of design as a key feature of city-building continues to increase, a new breed of civic entrepreneur is emerging, and new models of citizen engagement and transportation are on the rise.
May 17, 2013
Get ready to dazzle! The ROM celebrates the Toronto International Jewelry Festival. Meet cutting edge jewelry designers in our famous mineralogy collections, walk on the moon in the Teck Gallery, mellow to jazz among the gems, or debate which rocks rock in What Stirs You? TSA members receive a discount with promo code ARCHITECTS.
May 18, 2013
Join Architect Megan Torza of DTAH to learn about the transformation of the former Don Valley Brick Works into Evergreen Brick Works. Megan was a key part of a multi-disciplinary design team that transformed the derelict brownfield site into the environmental community and education centre that it is today. Come explore adaptive reuse in action and a variety of innovative design features from an insider!
May 21, 2013
All around North America, cities are shifting from ‘grey to green’ approaches to developing and renewing their infrastructure. Green infrastructure involves the use of living systems such as green roofs and walls, urban forests, wetlands, porous paving systems and raingardens as well as supportive technologies such as engineered soils and water storage and transportation systems. Grey to Green will feature three half-day professional training courses. These courses are approved for 3.5 Continuing Education Credits for GRPs.
May 21, 2013
Join Architecture for Humanity Toronto for the final engagement of its 2013 Lecture & Symposium Series, where we discuss communities and architecture. All the way from Portland, Oregon, Sergio Palleroni will discuss his work in developing countries as well as his contributions to BaSiC Initiative: a program that supports community partnerships, from housing solutions for Native Americans, to housing and community services for migrant farm workers. How do communities impact architecture, and how does architecture impact communities? We'll explore these issues and more in our last night of `What Next?`- a lecture and symposium series.
May 22, 2013
Get your tickets for the second annual Salon fundraiser in support of Artscape. Remember, seating is limited, so don't wait too long and miss your chance to attend this picnic-style gala at Daniels Spectrum, the new cultural hub in Regent Park. This fabulous evening will feature cocktails, dinner by some of Toronto’s top chefs, stimulating conversations with artists and industry luminaries, plus silent and live auctions with works by Artscape artists. Tickets are $95; proceeds will support Artscape's charitable arm, the Artscape Foundation.
May 24, 2013
The objective of the current International Gastronomic Center competition for architecture students is the creation of a space for cultural exchange through gastronomy. In this spirit, the International Gastronomic Center (IGC) will be a space for chefs from all around the world to exchange knowledge and share their experience in order to promote gastronomic research and for their own personal and professional enrichment.
May 24, 2013
Dust off your cape, channel your inner super hero and dress the part as we celebrate the superstars of nature and culture. Check out a retrospective of super heroes, take a lesson in designing your own comic in How’d they DO that?, and laugh away your end of week stress with improv from The Second City, the world’s premiere improv and sketch comedy theatre. TSA members receive a discount with promo code ARCHITECTS.
May 24, 2013
While progress has not been problem‐free, the vision for Regent Park as a mixed income community is gearing up to enter its third phase, led by Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), the Daniels Corporation and many community partners. The revitalized neighbourhood boasts commercial facilities, parks, an arts and cultural centre, an aquatic centre, and the Daniels Centre of Learning which, in collaboration with George Brown, provides learning, training and employment opportunities for residents. At the end of phase two, there will be upwards of 12,000 residents living in a blend of rent‐geared‐to‐income apartments, affordable rental and home ownership units as well market housing. What are the lessons that can be learned after a decade of rebuilding and are they transferable to other parts of the city and region?
May 24, 2013
World renowned architect and painter, Will Alsop, returns to the Sharp Centre for Design at OCAD U. His design for this building's unique "table top" structure has quickly become one of the most exciting architectural landmarks in Toronto and was described as "courageous, bold and just a little insane" by the RIBA judges.
May 25, 2013
The 14th annual Doors Open presented by Great Gulf offers residents and visitors an opportunity to take a peek behind the doors of nearly 150 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.
May 25, 2013
Come and meet some of Toronto’s leading architects as they open their studios for Doors Open Toronto in partnership with the Toronto Society of Architects. A rare opportunity to see inside the buildings where architects work, to view their studios and to learn about the work they have completed or are developing.
May 25, 2013
Tour the Toronto Police Marine Unit, and the William Lyon Mackenzie Fire Boat at the Toronto Fire and Marine Station 334. The Toronto Harbor Commission building will be open to the public and Queen’s Quay Terminal will feature Toronto on the Water, a FREE exhibit of archival photographs showcasing the history of Toronto’s waterfront. Vessels from Great Lakes Schooner Company, Jubilee Cruise Lines, Mariposa Cruises, Nautical Adventures and Toronto Brigantine will be open to the public for FREE deck tours.
May 27, 2013
You're invited to join the Kensington Market Historical Society's inaugural AGM, where elections of officers will take place and Stewart Scriver, of the legendary store Courage My Love will speak.
May 27, 2013
2013 Complete Streets Forum is the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT)'s sixth annual active transportation conference taking place on May 27, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Toronto. The Share the Road Cycling Coalition Ontario Bike Summit 2013 will take place on May 28-29th at the same location. TCAT is pleased to offer joint registration for both conferences at a discounted rate.
May 31, 2013
The ROM celebrates contemporary South Asian Arts and Heritage Month presented by international hip/hop dancer/choreographer, Chase Constantino and performed by Broken Dance Company, comedy from YouTube superstar, Superwoman, digital art by London-based Inkquisitive, South Asian fashion, and mendhi demonstrations. TSA members receive a discount with promo code ARCHITECTS.
May 31, 2013
Discover the Green Line is an outdoor exhibition of entries to the Green Line Ideas Competition, to be held in Geary Avenue Parkette in Toronto. The exhibit launches with an announcement of the winners, a community event and workshop on Saturday, May 4 from 1pm to 5pm. Also on display will be eight large-format photos of the Green Line hydro corridor by artist Mark Kasumovic, an exhibit that is part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
June 3, 2013
Canstruction is using one can of food as a catalyst for change. One Can® to represent the building blocks of massive sculptures. One Can® to prove that every act of kindness makes a difference. Since 1992, Canstruction has contributed over 17.5 million pounds of food to community food banks around the world demonstrating that we can win the fight against hunger.
June 5, 2013
The Festival of Architecture is the annual Conference for architects across Canada. It focuses on architects’ contributions to the improvement of today’s world, the built environment, sustainable urban development and social commitment, as well as the importance of architecture. There will be continuing education courses, social activities, awards and the RAIC Fellows Convocation.
June 5, 2013
Yonge and Eglinton — sometimes called Young & Eligible — is a neighbourhood in midtown Toronto popular with young professionals. Over the last several years, the neighbourhood has experienced tremendous growth through a variety of mixed-use projects and condo developments. With the recently announced Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown LRT scheduled to travel through this hub, many are asking what is next for this rapidly expanding neighbourhood?
June 6, 2013
Now in its second year, the Connect: EnAbling Change Design Competition called to all post-secondary students studying design at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the province of Ontario. The program sought outstanding projects that illustrated the idea of design for all: In that the design of products and environments is usable by all people to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation. This exhibition showcases the innovative winning work from the competition.
June 6, 2013
The JCCC Gallery will unveil a one person exhibition focusing on the art of Ken Fukushima. Besides his bold Japanese-landscape inspired drawings that have shown in Canada and the United States, Fukushima is launching new work that expresses his outlook on life in a series of art boxes. Inspired by the writing of novelist Kobo Abe who wrote, “Instead of leaving the box, I shall enclose the world within it. Now the world must have closed its eyes.” Fukushima has been continuing his exploration of “near and far” in a series of mixed media constructions that will line a wall of the gallery.
June 7, 2013
Celebrate Aboriginal History Month with DJ Bear Witness from A Tribe Called Red, Craig James and Duke Redbird. See fashion by designers Charm Logan and Sage Paul, experience visual/installation art by Amanda Strong and learn how to make a canoe (by hand) in How’d They DO that? In partnership with the Association for Native Development in the Performing and Visual Arts (ANDPVA). TSA members receive a discount with promo code ARCHITECTS.
June 8, 2013
Are you an Architect, Home Owner, Builder or Realtor interested in submitting a home for the Modern Home Tour? We would love to take a look at your property! The Modern Home Tour is curated by Ingrid Spencer, the former managing editor and current contributor for Architectural Record. Through years of experience, Ingrid, along with the rest of the Modern Home Tours team have created some of the most compelling Modern architecture tours throughout the United States.
June 9, 2013
Digital design and fabrication processes have erasing the old boundaries between designers and makers, craft and industry. At the same time, we yearn for the unique connection between culture, material and making that traditionally defined fine craft. This biennial juried exhibition, organized by the Metal Arts Guild of Canada, presents the work of collaborative teams of metal artists and designer-makers from other creative disciplines. Design Sans Frontiéres proves definitively that creativity knows no borders. Until June 9.
June 9, 2013
When building in the North, where the weather conditions are extreme, do you build to shut out or embrace the exacting environment? With extended periods of continuous daylight or darkness, how do these two environmental extremes affect the design of built form? How does contemporary architecture respond to a landscape that is exceptional in so many ways and so dissimilar from that of the south Until June 9.
June 10, 2013
Occupation-specific Language Training (OSLT) Project Management is an intensive program for immigrant professionals who have training and/or experience in Project Management. This course provides the technical vocabulary and sector-specific knowledge of the Canadian workplace that the immigrant requires to enter into, and be successful, in their profession in Canada. This is a free workplace communications course for immigrants.
June 13, 2013
The AZ Awards for Design Excellence celebrates the finalists and winners at a gala celebration on Thursday, June 13, 6pm. Join colleagues and designers from around the world as we celebrate the very best in international architecture, interiors and product design.
June 14, 2013
Be prepared to strut your stuff - we’re bringing big fashion direct from the runway with ROM’s BIG exhibition. Canadian fashion is on display, as well as music by Joseph and the Mercurials. In The Museum Becomes You, discover how animal prints inspire fashion. TSA members receive a discount with promo code ARCHITECTS.
June 21, 2013
Be the first to see the ROM’s blockbuster exhibition, Mesopotamia presented by RSA Insurance before it opens to the public. This night celebrates Middle Eastern culture with a yoga rave with Linda Malone from Iam Yoga, live performance by west coast composter/DJ Adham Shaikh and JUNO-nominee Jaffa Road. Discuss which innovations are most important to modern life in What Stirs You? TSA members receive a discount with promo code ARCHITECTS.
June 25, 2013
The DX has asked some of the nation’s best architects and designers to tell us about the Canadian structures, graphics, and objects that interest them most, from the DX Permanent Collection of Postwar Industrial Design and beyond. Two exhibits over a 6 month period will highlight processes, materials, sensation and the elements of design, linking diverse disciplines for an unprecedented DX:Uncrated. Until June 25.
July 6, 2013
Organized by the Yale School of Architecture, “Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment” celebrates the work of the Pritzker Prize-winning principal of Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates (KRJDA), whose many famed projects include the Ford Foundation Building (1963–66), the Oakland Museum in California (1961–69), and the Union Carbide World Corporate Headquarters (1978-82) in Danbury. Curated by Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen. Exhibit runs until July 6.
July 21, 2013
As part of its Post-Oil City cluster of programs, the Goethe Institute is showing The Future of Energy: 5 short films, 5 approaches to urban space in the context of the environmental change in the world. Oil. Resources. Nature. Climate. People. Future?
July 31, 2013
At a time when more than half of the world’s population is living in cities, the effects of climate change on urban life can no longer be ignored. The exhibition “Post-Oil City: The History of the City’s Future,” as well as the accompanying catalogue edited by ARCH+, present innovative projects in Asia, Africa, and America that address urgent questions: How will the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy affect the process of urban planning and the city? How will the use of renewable energies affect urban metabolism and the politics of sustainability and mobility Until July 31.
August 25, 2013
During his long tenure as Toronto’s official photographer (1911-1940), Arthur S. Goss created thousands of images that illustrate in fine detail the Victorian city’s ambitious, but often difficult, re-invention of itself as a modern Canadian metropolis. He has long been best known for his eloquent pictures of slums, destitute immigrants, and other dark elements of this historical passage. This exhibition, presented in collaboration with the City of Toronto Archives, aims to reveal a less widely heralded aspect of Goss’s professional work, but one that occupied his time and creative energy more fully than any other: the routinized production of visual documents for the use of various city departments and agencies.
August 30, 2013
The 2013 Urban Design and Architecture Awards recognize and celebrate excellence in the design of our urban environment. A high quality urban environment creates a sense of pride, improves the image of the City and is integral to developing a vibrant and sustainable community and a higher quality of life. The basic eligibility requirements are that projects must have been completed after September 2, 2011 and before August 30, 2013 and must be located in Hamilton.
September 1, 2013
The Design Exchange is excited to announce the inaugural EMERGING DESIGNER COMPETITION, an amazing national competition that seeks to provide an unparalleled opportunity for emerging Canadian designers to gain recognition and exposure, while celebrating the immense and diverse design talent in Canada!
September 26, 2013
Architecture Canada Expo: After a successful launch in 2012, the Architecture Canada Expo returns bigger than ever. The RAIC I Architecture Canada is co-presenter of IIDEX and also has partnered with IIDEX on this expo focused on interior architectural products, sustainable products and services and technology products geared to the architectural community. An international architecture keynote and accredited conference program rounds out this collaboration. Presented in partnership with the Architecture Canada I RAIC.
September 30, 2013
Imagine what it must be like to be an internationally educated architect with ample skills and experience who is new to Canada and in search of work without sufficient connections…Think about the difference you could make in this person’s life!