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An Evening to SHIFT your Thinking

Free Public Event in Toronto on November 6

06 November 2019

Using railway corridors as cycling highways? Powering buildings via wastewater energy? Transforming public space with modular libraries? Redefining affordable housing by dividing homes?

These are just a few of the exciting concepts offered by the inaugural selections in the Ontario Association of Architects' SHIFT Challenge program. Now, over a very special evening in Toronto, the people behind those ideas are coming together to share their ideas with you.
Whether you’re an architect, student, educator or someone just interested in the possibilities of clever thinking and smart design, please join us on Wednesday, November 6 at the award-winning Toronto Central YMCA (designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects).

Over a light dinner and refreshments, come watch members of the architecture profession-from emerging students to experienced practitioners-show off their submissions to make communities better: from intimate local projects that could be replicated in communities across the province to massive transformations altering how various components of the built environment interact with each other. With doors opening at 6:30 pm and talks beginning at 7 pm, there will be lightning-speed presentations along with the opportunity to mix and mingle with architects and others in the public who are truly passionate about architecture.

The need for responsible, innovative and inspiring solutions has never been greater. Ideally suited to propose creative solutions, the architecture profession can be a force that acts as a catalyst for positive social change. Our built environment can have impacts on physical and social infrastructure, promoting social equity, reducing isolation or embodying social justice. Come see how.
To secure your free tickets for this event, which is being co-presented by the Ontario Association of Architects and the Toronto Society of Architects, click here.