As Toronto’s east end and Riverside neighborhood enter a new phase, there is an opportunity to reflect on the social, political, cultural, and physical context while celebrating visions of the future. At Independent Project 77 of Nuit Blanche 2017, a collection of performances, projections, sculptures and installations along Broadview Avenue and Queen Street East will merge art and architecture, technology and nature, as well as public and private spaces to highlight the present, cause us to reflect on the past, and invite us to look to the future of Toronto’s changing east end.
The Toronto Urban Design Awards (TUDA) acknowledges and celebrates Toronto’s built environment, striving to “identify projects that are unequivocally public.” Winning projects were announced on September 13th during a private reception at the Palais Royale. ERA would like to congratulate the teams who contributed to 5 award-winning projects:
- Broadview Hotel, Award of Excellence – Private Buildings in Context – Mid-rise
- West Donlands Public Realm, Award of Excellence – Large Places and/or Neighbourhood Designs
- 619 Queen West, Award of Merit – Private Buildings in Low-Scale
- Urban Infill in the Village of Yorkville, Award of Merit – Private Buildings in Low-Scale
- Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Award of Merit – Large Places and/or Neighbourhood Designs
For more information on the projects please visit the site here.
Host Mikael Colville-Andersen covers feel-good stories from local community-driven initiatives to government-funded transit and harbour front enhancement projects. The city is promoted as diverse, personable and multi-faceted. This collection of stories is what defines Toronto as a livable city, one whose population growth continues to outpace all others in North America.
At the 28.20-minute mark ERA Principal Graeme Stewart introduces the Tower Renewal Project as an important endeavour to increase the viability of Toronto’s post war tower neighbourhoods.
For more information on the Tower Renewal Partnership and its work, please visit: http://towerrenewal.com/
Toronto the Good is back, ushering in a new season at a new venue! It is an annual party presented by ERA Architects (and friends) to celebrate the city of Toronto, and contemplate its history and evolution with fellow architects, designers, and urban-minded people.
For this instalment of our annual party we are supporting the initiatives of the Tower Renewal Partnership, an initiative working to preserve and enhance mid-century apartment tower neighbourhoods through research, advocacy and demonstration. International experts and local city-builders will be meeting at a symposium during the day to explore innovative strategies for transitioning these aging apartment tower neighbourhoods to meet the demands of our 21st century cities. Now is the time for coordinated action to build a future around more complete, resilient, and affordable cities. Tower Renewal is a strategy for realizing this change.
We hope you will join us at the Evergreen Brick Works on October 5th, 2017, in celebration of the Tower Renewal Partnership’s accomplishments at this year’s event. Join us for hors d’ourves, cash bar, and a lively crowd of people passionate about design and civic engagement in Toronto.
Admission is free, but registration is required for entry into the party.
Join us at 5:30pm for a keynote by author and journalist Doug Saunders.
Shuttle buses will be running between Broadview Station and the Evergreen Brick Works throughout the duration of the event.
When: Thursday, October 5th, 2017, 6:00 – 10:00pm.
Where: Evergreen Brick Works
Register here through Eventbrite.
Click here for more information on the Tower Renewal Partnership and its work.