100 Queen St West
Toronto,, Ontario M5H 2N2

Is there a Toronto Aesthetic? (PART 1)

Stimulating Design Through Innovation -
Celebrating Two Hundred Years of the Office of the Chief National Architect and considerations for the City of Toronto.

Date: May 30
Time: 4:00pm
Cost: Totally Free
Council Chambers,
Toronto City Hall
100 Queen St West,
Toronto, ON,
M5H 2N2
T: 416 214 4640

Dutch public architecture is greatly influenced by the Chief Government Architect and has contributed to the development of a specifically Dutch architectural identity. The Chief Government Architect is responsible for the urban positioning, architectonic quality, and monumental placement of all government projects. The Office of Chief Government Architect has a broad-based role in providing national advice to the Dutch Government on architecture, visual arts, cultural heritage, spatial planning, landscape design, and infrastructure.

The Public Lecture will start at 4:00pm and invited guests include:
• Jeffrey D. Steiner, President & CEO, City of Toronto Economic Development Corporation (TEDCO)
• Ted Tyndorf, Toronto Chief Planner (Opening Remarks)
• Mels Crouwel, Dutch Chief Architect (Public Lecture Guest)
• Joe Berridge, USI (Closing Thoughts)

The event is part of the City of Toronto’s Festival of Architecture and Design and a celebration of the Toronto Economic Development Corporation’s twentieth anniversary, and the bicentennial of the Office of the Dutch Chief Government Architect. This event is generously hosted by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Toronto.

Please join us afterward for a reception and engaging panel discussion at the Gladstone Hotel with local artists, writers, developers, architects, planners and urban designers on the topic: Is there a Toronto Aesthetic?

Official Website: http://www.toronto.ca/fad/index.htm

Added by H.Lu on May 8, 2007