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April 30, 2007
Third annual Festival of Architecture and Design starts May 1
The City of Toronto is joining forces with more than a dozen organizations and partners to showcase design during Toronto's third annual Festival of Architecture and Design (fAd). Throughout the month of May, fAd will celebrate architecture, landscape architecture, fashion, graphic, industrial and interior design.

fAd 2007 will feature over 60 events, including two film and video series, two conferences, three parties, four award competitions, nine lectures or workshops, 11 walks or tours, and 20 exhibitions.

These are just a few examples of what the public can do:

* Jane's Walk - celebrating Jane Jacobs
* Pecha Kucha (Japanese for chit-cat) - book launch and forum with leading designers
* Silos video presentations, on the former grain elevators at the foot of Bathurst St.
* Graphic design studio crawl
* Building Toronto’s Green Future panel discussion
* International Architects, Urban Designers, Planners, Interior and Graphic Designer's exhibition
* Third "Toronto the Good" Party - sponsored by ERA Architects and Spacing Magazine in the Distillery District
* The PUG Awards - on-line voting for the best and worst of Toronto architecture.

A full event calendar is on-line at: Weekly updates will capture additional events.

Printed calendars are available at the following locations: Access Toronto locations at City Hall, and the Etobicoke, North York and Scarborough Civic Centres; Art Gallery of Ontario; Ballenford Books; Design Exchange; Designers Walk; Harbourfront; Heritage Toronto; Royal Ontario Museum; Ryerson Department of Architectural Science; St Lawrence Market; Toronto Botanical Garden; and the University of Toronto Art Centre.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Elyse Parker, Project Manager, Clean and Beautiful City Secretariat,



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