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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

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
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 or call Access Toronto at

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

Media contacts:

Robert J. Freedman
Director of Urban Design
City Planning Division

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



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