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June 24, 2005
Symposium to focus on quality of development and public spaces
The City Toronto is looking at ways to enhance the quality of buildings and
public spaces. One approach might be the establishment of a Design Review Panel
for development proposals. To explore this idea further, the City is hosting a
two-part symposium with international and local experts, developers, design
professionals, politicians and the public, in association with the Canadian
Urban Institute, Toronto Society of Architects and Ontario Association of
Landscape Architects.

PART I: June 29, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) Urban Leadership Breakfast Session "Lessons from
Other Places"
33rd Floor, Sutton Place Hotel, 955 Bay St.
Ticketed event with limited space. Registration details available at

Speakers to include design review experts from London (England), Boston,
Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.

PART II: June 29, 7 to 9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Moderated panel debate and audience discussion "Toward a Made in Toronto
Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W.
Free event. Call 416-338-0338 (TTY 416-338-0889) to register.

Session Moderator: Adam Vaughan, City TV
Participants to include Mayor David Miller and speakers from the morning
Reception to follow the evening session.

Further information is available online at g/designsymposium.htm.

Media contact:

Robert Freedman
Director of Urban Design
City Planning

For media passes to the morning session:

Richard Bishop
Communications Coordinator
416-420-4336 (cell)



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