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Re-imagining Ontario Place: Design Charrette

by Toronto Society of Architects

30 March 2019

Time: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM EDT | Saturday, March 30, 2019

Location: Toronto Central YMCA | Auditorium | 20 Grosvenor St. | Toronto, ON

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Opened in 1971, Ontario Place was an innovative and unprecedented project seeking to revitalize Toronto’s waterfront by creating a large urban park on a previously neglected segment of the shoreline. This multi award-winning project consists of 90 acres of man-made islands and lagoons, with the centerpiece of the complex being the five exhibition pavilions suspended high above the water and the world’s first permanent IMAX theatre – the Cinesphere. Ontario Place is part of Toronto’s history and a testament to a vision about its future – so the question now is, how do we continue to build upon this site’s remarkable legacy and ensure its vitality for future generations?

As advocates of the urban environment and in response to the Ontario government announcement of a new Expression of Interest seeking development concepts for Ontario Place, the Toronto Society of Architects invites you to explore the future of Ontario Place through a one-day public design charrette!

The charrette – an interactive design workshop – is intended to encourage creative thinking, cross-disciplinary collaboration, and community involvement prior to the release of the new Expression of Interest and everyone is welcomed to participate! So whether you are a design veteran, an emerging practitioner, or a concerned citizen, we hope you join us as we explore the future of this remarkable site!


9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Introduction & Presentations

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

11:15 AM – 3:15 PM
Group Formation & Charrette! *

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Group Presentations & Jury Comments

*Working lunch will be provided to attendees

OAA MEMBERS: This event is eliglible for 6 Structured ConEd Hours. When registering, please include your full name as registered with the OAA to ensure your certificate of participation is credited properly. Please also include an email address you check frequently to ensure you receive our certificate in a timely manner.

For further information and for press inquiries contact:
Joel Leon, Executive Administrator, Toronto Society of Architects