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Toronto, ON -- The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) is celebrating World Architecture Day with its second annual visit to Queen’s Park today to recognize how architecture is responsible, innovative and enriching communities.
MPPs were invited by the OAA to nominate their favourite buildings in their ridings. This year submissions increased substantially with 35 nominations received from 31 MPPs.
“Each nomination represents a unique way that architecture creates a sense of place in communities across Ontario and tells the story of how individual buildings impact each of our lives,” says OAA President, John Stephenson.
Eight projects were selected for this year’s exhibit to highlight the diversity of architecture across the province:
BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Etobicoke
Canadian Club Brand Heritage Centre, Windsor
Cobalt Train Station, Cobalt
Museum of Nature, Ottawa
North Bay Regional Health Care, North Bay
Templar Flats, Hamilton
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, Vanier
Woodstock Public Library, Woodstock
MPPs are invited to visit the exhibit, speak to architects who worked on the projects and local architectural Society Chairs representing each of the regions. Individual meetings with architects and MPPs are scheduled throughout the afternoon.
For coverage throughout the day, visit http://www.oaa.on.ca/bloaag and follow us on Twitter@oaarchitects.
World Architecture Day was founded by the International Union of Architects (UIA) in 2005 with “the aim of reminding the world about the collective responsibility of architects in designing our future cities”. The 2017 theme is “Climate Change Action!” acknowledging that the threat of climate change is real. Rapid urbanization and building developments are increasing our fuel energy consumption and greenhouse gas emission. It calls upon all architects and architecture organizations in the world to mobilize efforts to respond to these initiatives.
The Ontario Association of Architects is a self-regulating, self-governing profession under the Architects Act. The association governs its members and regulates the practice of architecture in Ontario in order that the public interest may be served and protected. As part of its regulatory mandate, the Association delivers a wide range of programs and services to its members and the public.
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