Heritage Primer Series

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

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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Upcoming Events

September 9, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tickets: $56-$80, Buy Now

Toronto’s Great Architectural Heritage Bus Tour

Discover Toronto’s gems of heritage architecture, conservation, and craftsmanship! Hop on a bus for a day of exploring the city with 50 fellow heritage enthusiasts to visit a curated selection of past Heritage Toronto Architectural Conservation and Craftsmanship Award recipients. You’ll be inspired by the beauty which has been conserved and speak with heritage architects, craftspersons, and the builders who are ensuring Toronto’s heritage is part of our future.


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.


Past Events

Short Storeys – What is heritage?

Image: Alex Willms

This afternoon session, which took place November 12, 2016, showcased five different perspectives on what heritage is, and how we define it.

Understanding Toronto through Archaeology

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L-R: Annie Veilleux, Holly Martelle, Peter Popkin, Michael Carter, John Lorinc (morning speakers), Image: Alex Willms

A great success, this all-day event took place on February 11. We thank the sold-out audience of 200 participants, our event partner the City of Toronto Historic Sites, and our speakers.