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February 19, 2008
“Building Toronto: Architects and Archives” - lecture series
The City of Toronto Archives and The Friends of the Archives of Ontario will present a series of four lectures on architectural topics, entitled “Building Toronto: Architects and Archives.”

Hosted by Christopher Hume, the Toronto Star’s Urban Issues Columnist and Architecture Critic, the speakers will share their views on modern and historical building design, public spaces and the importance of preserving architectural records in archives.

The following lectures will be held at the City of Toronto Archives, 255 Spadina Rd.:

Thursday, February 21, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Scott Weir and Peter Hamilton: “Departures from the Streetscape: plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose”

Thursday, March 6, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Stephen Otto and Michael McClelland: “The Importance of Archives”

Thursday, March 20, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Dave Meslin and Pleasance Crawford: “The Spaces Between Buildings”

Saturday, April 5, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Andrew Waldron: “Researching the Recent Past: Modern Architecture and the Archival Record”

Admission is free, but space is limited and tickets are required. For tickets, please contact Paul Sharkey at or 416-392-0558. For more information about the lectures, view the flyer at

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 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:

Michele Dale, Supervisor, Reference and Outreach, 416-397-7975,



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