Heritage Primer Series

Heritage Primer is a series of five public events to build appreciation for and understanding of heritage practices in Toronto.

Understanding Toronto through Archaeology

February 11, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, 157 King St. East

Join Heritage Toronto and the City of Toronto Historic Sites as we explore what lies beneath the city’s surface, and dig deep into Toronto’s archaeology.

Keynote: “Archaeology of the St. Lawrence Market”
Delivered by Peter Popkin, archaeologist with Golder Associates

Morning Session: “Archaeology in the City” 
Moderated by John Lorinc, journalist

Afternoon Session: “Archaeology as a Heritage Resource”*
Moderated by Eileen Costello, partner at Aird & Berlis

Register now: Tickets are going fast! $20 for the general public, $10 for Heritage Toronto members/students. Lunch will be provided.

Heritage Primer is supported by:
At Aird & Berlis LLP, we are known for our practical, creative and cost-effective approach to navigating Ontario’s heritage legislation regime and resolving the legal challenges it presents. We advise our clients on all aspects of the Ontario Heritage Act, providing a sound understanding of their obligations and opportunities under that Act.
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Past Events

Short Storeys – What is heritage?

Image: Alex Willms

This afternoon session, which took place November 12, showcased five different perspectives on what heritage is, and how we define it.


Upcoming Events

DATES TBC

What We Cannot See – Intangible Heritage

This workshop will explore how we create heritage that cannot be seen or held, but is experiential and rooted in traditions.

Built Heritage

A panel will provide perspectives from the different institutions that are involved in built heritage policy, in the volunteer sector, the legal sector, the development sector, and the municipal/provincial government.

To Conserve and Protect – Heritage Restoration and Conservation in Toronto

This event will begin with a 90-minute interior tour and talk of a recently conserved building, showing in detail the best practices applied to the site. Those wishing to will then attend a half-day bus tour showcasing strong examples of conservation in Toronto.