Heritage and Democracy: Bringing Heritage out of History and into the City

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Friday May 6 2016, 9am-5pm
Heritage and Democracy: Bringing Heritage out of History and into the City
$12 STUDENTS  $15 MEMBERS  $20 GENERAL
All Jane’s Walks are free and open to the public

Heritage and Democracy: Bringing Heritage out of History and into the City is a one-day workshop presented by ICOMOS Canada – the Canadian committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites that explores tactical heritage urbanism in the Canadian context through a series of specially curated Jane’s Walks and a daylong workshop.

Participants will choose one morning walk and one afternoon walk to broaden the discourse + dialogue around tangible and intangible heritage assets and cultural landscapes; includes lunch and a stimulating workshop (registration required) at Ryerson University, 105 Bond Street.

Register for the workshop here.

To see a full list of the Jane’s Walks click here and filter the walks using the theme “ICOMOS”

Saturday May 7 2016, 9:00am
Martin Weaver Memorial Lecture 
Metro Hall Room 310.
Free, but registration is required. Space is limited.

“Red skies in the morning: Threats to cultural landscapes in Canada posed by a changing environment”  Dr. Colleen S.L. Mercer Clarke will present a lecture on how cultural landscapes are threatened by the impacts of climate change, including protective measure whose impacts have not been well-considered, followed by a representative from Parks Canada to continue the conversation with a talk on “Rouge National Urban Park: Constancy of Landscape Change”.

Saturday May 7 2016, 2:00pm
ICOMOS Canada AGM
Metro Hall Room 310
Free, but registration and membership is required.

Annual General Meeting of ICOMOS Canada Membership.

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Toronto The Good 2016: A Jane’s Walk Launch Party

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Toronto the Good is a party thrown each year by ERA Architects (and friends) to celebrate Toronto and contemplate its history and evolution with fellow architects, designers, thinkers, and urban-minded people.

This year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Jane’s Walk – a festival of free, citizen-led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs – on the 100th anniversary of Jane Jacobs’ birthday.

The following day ERA, in partnership with the Canadian National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and Ryerson University’s School of Urban and Regional Planning, will lead the Heritage and Democracy: Bringing Heritage out of History and into the City symposium. The morning will begin with a Jane’s Walk (specially curated for the event) and continue with a set of workshops discussing tactical heritage urbanism. (REGISTER HERE THROUGH EVENTBRITE).

 

Join us for free hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and a lively crowd of people passionate about design and civic engagement in Toronto. Admission is free but registration is required.

There will be birthday cake.

When: Thursday, May 5, 2016, 6:00pm – 11:00pm.
Please note that registration is required for entry into the party.
(REGISTER HERE THROUGH EVENTBRITE)

Where: The Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District

 

 

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Toronto The Good 2015: The Cultural Landscape Foundation

The Toronto the Good 2015 eleventh annual public party was a huge success. Hundreds of people attended and there was great music, dancing, free hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and a lively crowd of people passionate about design and democracy in Toronto.

ERA has been privileged to host and co-host this party over the years, each year based on a different theme. Last year was centred on the past Toronto municipal election and was co-hosted by Dave Meslin and RaBIT, who have been leading voices advocating for the fascinating idea of ranked ballot municipal voting in Toronto.

This year Toronto the Good, in partnership with The Cultural Landscape Foundation, presented the Second Wave of Modernism III: Leading with Landscape conference. This Second Wave of Modernism conference, the third instalment and largest to date, hosted innovative thinkers in the field of landscape architecture to tackle issues such as ‘what does it mean for a 21st-century city to be historic and modern at the same time? – and stewardship – what new models for public/private financing and management are emerging?’

A big thanks to ERA’s Sonya Tytor, DJ Mensa, photographer Catherine Mombourquette, the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, The Cultural Landscape Foundation, the Fermenting Cellar and the Distillery District.

And, of course, thank you to all of our good friends and guests. Stay tuned for next year’s party!

You can view photos from the event here.

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Toronto the Good Celebrates the City’s Parks & Trees

Toronto the Good is a party thrown each year by ERA Architects (and friends) to celebrate Toronto and contemplate its history and evolution with fellow architects, designers, thinkers, and urban-minded people.

This year Toronto the Good, in partnership with the The Cultural Landscape Foundation, will lead the Second Wave of Modernism III: Leading with Landscape conference.

Join us for free hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and a lively crowd of people passionate about design and democracy in Toronto. Admission is free but registration is required.

This year’s event will also include a silent auction featuring this scenic photograph taken by the talented artist, Robert Burley.

When: Friday, May 22nd, 2015, 6:30pm – 11:00pm.

Please note that registration is required for entry into the party.

Where: The Fermenting Cellar in the Distillery District.