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November 24, 2005
Toronto encourages smart growth at Mid-Rise Development Symposium
  
On November 29, the City of Toronto's Mid-Rise Development Symposium -
"Urbanizing the Avenues" will offer public lectures, discussions, forums,
workshops, professional and community networking sessions aimed at unlocking
the full potential of Toronto's 'Avenues' with more, well-designed, mid-rise
buildings.

A sold-out morning session organized by the Canadian Urban Institute at the
Pantages Suites Hotel will feature opening remarks by Mayor David Miller and
presentations from local and national mid-rise experts.

Afternoon sessions at Oakham House, Ryerson University, include three
concurrent workshops to generate practical solutions to major issues and
obstacles:
1) The Big Picture: Moving the 'Avenues' Vision Forward
2) Building Typologies meet Real Issues: Bylaws, Standards and Codes
3) Mid-rise Economics: From the Market Perspective.

At Oakham House, Ryerson University, 55 Gould St. from noon to 4:30 p.m.
(includes light lunch). Registration is required. To register for one of the
free afternoon sessions, visit
http://www.toronto.ca/planning/midrise_symposium.htm or call Access Toronto at
416-338-0338.

An evening session, hosted by the Toronto Society of Architects (TSA), features
a lecture, symposium overview and moderated panel discussion. Free to the
public. At the Chestnut Residence, University of Toronto, 89 Chestnut St.
(behind City Hall) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Light refreshments at 6:30 p.m.

The full agenda, including the list of speakers for each session is available
online at http://www.toronto.ca/planning/midrise_symposium.htm.


Media contacts:

Robert J. Freedman
Director of Urban Design
City Planning Division
416-392-1126

Richard Bishop
Communications Co-ordinator
416-392-7597 (office)
416-420-4336 (cell)



 

 

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