Date: Sunday, October 27
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM (approximated travel time included)
With almost 200 years of architectural history and 80 designated heritage buildings, the University of Toronto’s St. George campus is one of the most unique and remarkable architectural collections in Canada. This historical campus, however, is far from a museum. With just over 90,000 students, as well as thousands of faculty and staff, the University is a city that is continuously evolving – requiring new buildings to accommodate a growing population. Explore how architects have worked around, added to, repaired, adapted, and even relocated some of the university’s earliest buildings and the unique issues related to heritage structures. You will see a wide range of buildings and landscapes – from Romanesque castles to Brutalist monuments – that challenge preconceptions of heritage and raise the question of how can we preserve our past while meeting the needs of the future.
The tour includes buildings from the early 1900s to today, as well as courtyards and open spaces characteristic of the University of Toronto’s urban fabric.
Duration: 2 hours
Distance: Approx. 2 km with some stairs to and from buildings (accessibility can be accommodated)
Travel Duration from Hotel: 15 minutes
Travel Method from Hotel: TTC
Organized by the Toronto Society of Architects.
Learn more: www.torontosocietyofarchitects.ca