The Expanding Periphery and the Migrating Center
March 19-21, 2015  |  Toronto, Ontario
Host Schools: Ryerson UniversityUniversity of Toronto, & University of Waterloo
Co-chairs: David Ruy, Pratt Institute & Lola Sheppard, University of Waterloo

Below are the Toronto walking tours being offered during the 103rd ACSA Annual Meeting.

If you are already registered for the annual meeting and would like to add a tour to your registration, just click the register now button and proceed to "edit registration." You can also contact ACSA directly to easily register for tours.

Univ. of Toronto (architect-led) WALKING TOUR   $20

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 12:00PM – 1:30PM

During this 90-minute walking tour guided by U of T Professor Larry Wayne Richards, participants will visit some of the oldest, most beautiful buildings at the heart of the St. George Campus and numerous contemporary buildings by leading architects such as Thom Mayne, Norman Foster, Stefan Behnisch,  KPMB, and John and Patricia Patkau.  The tour will conclude with a presentation of the in-progress project by architect Nader Tehrani for the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.
Limited space available.

Ryerson Univ. (architect-led) WALKING TOUR   $20

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 12:00PM – 1:30PM

Church Street Development (CSD) to be located just north of Dundas on Church Street is currently just another parking lot. However in the coming years, we will be transforming that unremarkable parcel of land into a combination of academic and administrative spaces, housing for students, retail areas and an underground parking garage. The CSD will be home to Ryerson’s Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, the Midwifery Education, School of Nutrition, School of Occupational and Public Health, Communications, Government & Community Engagement, University Advancement, Food Services and a Fabrication Zone.
Student Learning CentreTransforming the corner of Yonge and Gould streets into one of Toronto’s most vibrant, people-friendly intersections, the Student Learning Centre (SLC) will give the Ryerson community an outstanding environment in which to study, collaborate and share ideas. The SLC was designed through a partnership between two renowned architectural firms: Snøhetta & Zeidler Partnership Architects. It has been targeted to achieve LEED Silver certification. A short video explains the SLC’s main design features.
Mattamy Athletic CentreOnce upon a time, the Toronto Maple Leafs skated to victory within these walls. Now, the Mattamy Athletic Centre at the Gardens is home to the Ryerson Rams varsity hockey, basketball and volleyball teams. Completely redesigned through a creative partnership between Ryerson University and Loblaw, the Mattamy Athletic Centre offers Ryerson students an NHL-sized hockey rink, basketball court and fitness centre.  Limited space available.

Toronto Waterfront WALKING TOUR   $20

, March 20, 2015, 12:30PM – 2:00PM

Toronto waterfront renewal is the multi-billion dollar long-term plan for environmental improvements, economic activity and overall enhancement of quality of life through development of a designated waterfront area. 
Limited space available.

Towers (architect-led) WALKING TOUR   $20

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 1:00PM – 2:30PM

Toronto’s downtown skyline began a dramatic transformation in the mid-1960s that continues in the 21st century. The extraordinary design of City Hall launched Toronto as a modern metropolis with the major banks competing to erect the city's tallest and most iconic buildings. More recently, condominiums and hotels compete with the corporate towers. The tour includes City Hall, the major bank headquarters, the dynamic Brookfield Place, and startling condo-hotel towers. 
Downtown Toronto, Limited space available.

Arts & Performance (architect-led) WALKING TOUR   $20

, March 21, 2015, 1:00PM – 2:30PM

Some of Toronto's most exciting contemporary buildings are related to art, theatre, and cinema. Our outdoor walking tour features dynamic and controversial structures designed by top international and Canadian architects. You'll see some of the results of Toronto's Cultural Renaissance, an exciting program of buildings that solidified our city's reputation as an arts centre. Highlights of the tour include the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) Bell Lightbox, Sharp Centre at Ontario College of Art & Design University, and the Art Gallery of Ontario.
Downtown Toronto, Limited space available.

For questions please contact: 

Eric Wayne Ellis
Director of Operations and Programs    

Angela DeGeorge
Programs Manager