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2006 10 15
The TSA Hosts Two Important Forums Thursday

The Toronto Society of Architects is involved in two important public events this Thursday. The first, beginning in the morning, is the "Tall Buildings: Perspectives From Other Cities" symposium taking place at the Westin Harbour Castle Hilton.
City dwellers around the world have learned to live with – and in – tall buildings that both excite and infuriate. In the face of conflicting opinions about tall buildings, cities everywhere are seeking to create coherent policy and design guidelines that meet the test of good planning and increased livability. What can Toronto learn about tall buildings from other cities? Come and find out.

Guest speakers include former Mayor David Crombie and the ROM's CEO, William Thorsell.
For more information on the forum go to the Toronto Planning Department web site.

The day's second event, taking place at the Queen Street Theatre Centre, is "Architecture, Urban Design and Toronto: Messages From Ward 18." This panel discussion and forum brings together local politicians Adam Giambrone, John Sewell, Adam Vaughan, and Simon Wookey in a discussion about how local communities are influencing development in the city.
Everyone is invited to an open forum and discussion with invited panelists to focus on issues of intensification, regeneration, and stability, and how to make a workable process for city growth. Beginning with an introduction to the current situation in the Queen West Triangle by a member of ‘Active 18’, the panelists will discuss their take on building in Toronto, how it affects Ward 18, but also wards throughout the city.

Reading Toronto's editor, Robert Ouellette, will be the moderator. Join us at 7:30 PM for coffee and snacks prior to the event. The Theatre Centre is located at 1087 Queen Street West.
[email this story] Posted by R Ouellette on 10/15 at 10:26 AM

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