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The Architecture of a Toronto Arts District, Round Table Discussion

  • 24 Spadina Road Toronto, ON, M5R 2S7 Canada (map)

The Bloor St. Culture Corridor kicks off its second anniversary celebrations with a round-table panel discussion exploring one of the most diverse and important cultural destinations in Toronto.
Since 2005, many of the Bloor St. Culture Corridor organizations buildings have been significantly renovated. Great architects contributed to the creation of a real creative hub in Toronto that combines arts, diverse cultural communities, contemporary architecture, and entertainment.
This on-stage roundtable discussion will address the history of Bloor St. and the architecture of its cultural buildings, how the recent cultural organization renovations have revitalized Bloor St West and led to the creation of the Bloor St Culture Corridor arts district, and the Bloor St Culture Corridor’s importance in the City of Toronto.    

Participants include:
Dean Richard Sommer, University of Toronto John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape (Discussion Moderator)
Christopher Hume, Toronto Star
Brent Raymond, DTAH & Ontario Association of Landscape Architects
Siamak Hariri, Hariri Pontarini Architects, architects of Alliance Française, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, and the forthcoming ROM Bloor St. plaza
Bob Sims, KPMB Architects, architects of The Royal Conservatory’s TELUS Centre including Koerner Hall
John Lorinc, Senior Editor, Spacing Magazine
Joe Cressy, Toronto City Councillor
The round-table panel discussion will be followed by a wine reception.

BLOOR ST. CULTURE CORRIDOR:
THE ARCHITECTURE OF A TORONTO ARTS DISTRICT
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 6PM FREE ADMISSION
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE TORONTO, 24 SPADINA ROAD
infor: 416.922.2014 ext. 37 or culturel@alliance-francaise.ca