Built Heritage Symposium

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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Heritage Toronto Awards, Heritage Toronto will host a free symposium looking at heritage preservation in the city over the last 40 years.

Sean Fraser, Director of Heritage Programs and Operations for Ontario Heritage Trust, will moderate the discussion. Panelists include Cathy Nasmith, President of the Toronto chapter of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario and passionate advocate for the preservation of Toronto’s built heritage; George Baird, former Dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto and partner at Baird Sampson Neuert Architects; Harold Madi, Director of Urban Design for the City of Toronto; Alex Spiegel from Windmill Developments and Mike Yorke, President of Carpenters’ Union Local 27.

The symposium will look at successes and failures in the preservation of its heritage sites over the past 40 years, the challenges we face when it comes to preservation and conservation of heritage sites, and what we can learn from other cities. The symposium takes place on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Toronto Reference Library Atrium, 789 Yonge Street. (Click here for map.)

The symposium is free but attendees must pre-register below:

This symposium will also help inform our State of Heritage Report, which is worked on during each municipal election year. The next report will be released in early 2015. Click here to see the last report.

Feel free to ask a question and follow the action using #HTarch on Twitter.

Special thanks to The McLean Foundation for their support of the State of Heritage Report.

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