Urban Design Charrette for the south west area of Leslie Street and Sheppard Avenue intersection|
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Monday February 21, 2000
Stockholm Room (first floor)
15 Provost Drive
The City of Toronto, Urban Development Services, is conducting a technical
workshop to discuss options for land redevelopment and intensification in the
area south west of the Leslie and Sheppard Street intersection. The land is
currently owned and occupied by Canadian Tire warehouses and retail outlet, as
well as Toronto's main IKEA retail outlet.
Ideas initiated from this charrette will be presented to the wider community at
a future meeting and eventually will contribute towards the development of a
Context Plan to ensure coordinated incremental development along the Sheppard
East subway corridor. The charrette will feature guest speakers Michael
Kirkland and Fred Koetter. They will be available for interviews at 6:00 p.m.
on the day of the charrette.
Michael Kirkland is founder and principal partner of the Toronto-based Kirkland
Partnership Architects, with affiliated offices in Miami, Malta, Chicago and
Beijing. His varied experiences and successful projects have brought
recognition and respect from colleagues in the industry, including the Rome
Prize, the Fulbright, a Harvard Loeb Fellowship, Governor General's Award for
Architecture and the Jean Alaurent Gran Prix of Distinction for Urbanism. He
has also been cited for design awards from Progressive Architecture 3 (U.S.),
Architectural Design 2 (Great Britain) and the Ontario Architect Association.
Fred Koetter is the senior partner with Koetter, Kim & Associates. This company
maintains a diverse urban design and architectural practice which includes
large scale urban planning, site and landscape design, as well as commercial,
institutional and residential building design. Widely published and exhibited,
the firm has been presented with the prestigious Harleston Parker award for
"the most beautiful building in Boston" for 1988 - the Codex World
Headquarters, and AIA National Honor Awards for its work on the Miller Park
Plaza in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Firestone Library at Princeton University.
This charrette will be of interest to urban affairs reporters, as it will
address planning and urban design issues in one of the city's most vital
transportation routes and key redevelopment areas.