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May 15, 2003
From Daniel Libeskind to Distillery Jazz Festival performers -- Doors Open Toronto lead-up events May 21 and 23
  
Toronto Culture -- In the week leading up to the fourth annual DOORS OPEN
TORONTO, two great events will kick off the city-wide celebration of our
culture, architecture and heritage.

On Wednesday, May 21, join moderator Ben Chin, Anchor, Canada Now, CBC
Television, for Edifice Complex: why we care about Toronto's architecture. The
forum will be held from at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts (27 Front St.
East) from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Hear opinions from a panel consisting of

· Daniel Libeskind: Lead Architect, Renaissance ROM
· Royson James: Municipal Affairs Columnist, Toronto Star
· Kevin Garland: Executive Director, National Ballet of Canada
· David Jackson, Cityscape Development Corporation - The Distillery Historic
District

Have your say about the good, the bad and the ugly - the buildings that create
the shape of our city. Is there a Toronto style? What excites or disappoints
you about architecture, and how does it affect you on a day-to-day basis? What
visions do you have for the shape of Toronto to come? These questions and
others will be addressed. Forum capacity is 500 seats, available on a
first-come, first-seated basis. Admission is free. 416-366-1656. Program is
subject to change.

On Friday, May 23, don't miss the DOORS OPEN TORONTO kick-off event at ROM
Friday Nights from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's
Park.

At the ROM, join Jeff Goodes, host of Fresh Air, CBC Radio One for performances
by the Lost Dancers of the Six Nations of the Grand River, 7 p.m.; and Lyne
Tremblay and the Scott Marshall Trio, from The Distillery Jazz Festival, at
7:30 p.m. Dave Hollands, Director of Design, ROM, will present A Tradition of
Contemporary Architecture (1912 - 2006), an illustrated lecture, followed by
questions from the audience in the ROM Theatre, starting at 6 p.m.
Architectural tours of the museum will be offered throughout the evening.

At both events, visit the DOORS OPEN TORONTO information table to get a program
guide to plan your weekend or log on to www.doorsopen.org for complete program information.

DOORS OPEN TORONTO is a signature event of the City of Toronto Culture Division
and is presented by the Toronto Star. Patron sponsors are Taylor Hazell
Architects Ltd. and Clifford Restoration Limited. Media partners are CBC Radio
One and CBC Television. Program partners include Heritage Toronto and Mountain
Equipment Co-op.


Media Contact
Kristen Juschkewitsch
Culture Division
416-338-0495

Jane French
Project Manager, Doors Open Toronto
416-338-0496

 

 

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