Special Events

October 25, 2019

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

RAIC International Prize Gala
Date: October 25, 2019
Time: Cocktail - 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Dinner - 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Venue: Westin Harbour Castle
Location: Frontenac Foyer and Frontenac Ballroom

The RAIC International Prize is a unique recognition for architecture that is transformative and that expresses values of humanism and democracy. The award of $100,000 was created in 2013 by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and its Foundation together with Raymond Moriyama, one of Canada’s most notable architects, reflecting his commitment to architecture with social relevance.

In addition, three RAIC International Prize Scholarships will be awarded to students attending Canadian architecture programs.

This will be the third time that the biennial prize is awarded to either a Canadian or international architect. Join us for an exciting Gala as the winner is unveiled.

October 27, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

College of Fellows Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon
Date: October 27, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Venue: Biagio Ristorante
Location: 155 King Street East, Toronto

The College of Fellows Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon is open to Fellows ONLY, registration is required. The cost is $125 per person.
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

RAIC Festival Opening Reception
Date: October 27, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Venue: Westin Harbour Castle
Location: Trade Show (Metropolitan Ballroom- East & Centre)

New for 2019, the Opening Reception will kick off the opening of the Trade Show starting at 7:00 PM. Enjoy food and drink stations and entertainment while you meet and mingle with delegates who share your interests and passions.
10:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Emerging Practitioners (EP) After Party
Date: October 27, 2019
Time: 10:00 PM - Late
Venue: TBC
Location: TBC

More details coming soon.

October 26, 2019

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

POP // CAN // CRIT 2019: Education and Emergence of Architects in Canada
Date: October 26, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Venue: 234 Bay St, Toronto
Location: Design Exchange

POP // CAN // CRIT is an annual national symposium that promotes excellence in architecture through constructive, critical, professional, and academic discourses on contemporary practice and its peripheries. POP // CAN // CRIT explores the in-between spaces of the profession to challenge the ways we see and understand architecture, current practices, contemporary issues, and to propose new solutions for the future of architecture in Canada.

For more information, visit the POP // CAN // CRIT event page.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

RAIC Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Date: October 26, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Venue: Westin Harbour Castle
Location: Queens Quay

October 28, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Emerging Practitioners (EP) Meeting
Date: October 28, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Venue: Westin Harbour Castle
Location: TBC

Meeting set up by the RAIC Emerging Practitioners to garner feedback from architectural students, interns and recently licensed architects. This meeting is open to all emerging practitioners attending the festival and will go over next year's planned events and initiatives and short and long term goals for the committee. Your input and ideas are welcome!
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

President’s Reception, Dinner and Awards Gala
Date: October 28, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Venue: Westin Harbour Castle
Location: Frontenac Foyer and Frontenac Ballroom

The celebratory highlight of the conference! This must-attend event, starting at 6:00 p.m., honours and recognizes those individuals and teams whose dedication to architecture has led to exceptional achievements in design excellence, sustainability, innovation, and more. Come, enjoy, and be inspired!

October 29, 2019

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

CACB Training Session on Architectural Accreditation
Date: October 29, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Venue: Westin Harbour Castle
Location: TBC

Save the Date – More details coming soon.
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Foundation Luncheon
Date: October 29, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Venue: Westin Harbour Castle
Location: Frontenac Ballroom

The RAIC Foundation luncheon will feature a presentation by Alan M. Jones, President of the Royal Institute of British Architects, on the topic of contemporary professionalism.

About the presentation:
Numerous risks and opportunities are facing United Kingdom architects in practice and education. Alan Jones will explore how they could be addressed in an “upward spiral” enhancing the role and value of architects and architecture.
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

RAIC College of Fellows and Syllabus Program Convocation
Date: October 29, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Venue: The Royal Conservatory of Music, 273 Bloor Street West
Location: Koerner Hall

The RAIC College of Fellows Convocation and Syllabus Convocation will be held at the Royal Conservatory of Music, where the College of Fellows will formally recognize RAIC members and distinguished laypersons who have made outstanding contributions to the profession.The ceremony also recognizes graduates of the RAIC Syllabus Program.

The keynote speaker is the 2019 RAIC Honorary Fellow Renzo Piano, founder of the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, which currently employs 150 staff and has offices in Paris and Genoa. Piano has left his mark on buildings all around the world, from the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris to the New York Times headquarters, from the London Bridge Tower (“The Shard”) in London to the new Whitney Museum of American Art. He has received numerous awards, including the Praemium Imperiale, the Pritzker Architecture Prize, and the Gold Medal AIA. He is an Italian senator for life and head of the Renzo Piano Foundation, dedicated to the promotion of the architectural profession.

The College of Fellows will also recognize and celebrate the induction of Vishaan Chakrabarti, FAIA, Ivenue Love-Stanley, FAIA, Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA and Denise Scott Brown, FAIA (in absentia) as Honourary Fellows of the RAIC.

A cocktail reception will follow in the lobby of Koerner Hall.

October 30, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

RAIC Foundation Fundraising Lunch
Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Venue:  Westin Harbour Castle
Location: Frontenac Ballroom

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Participate in the RAIC Foundation’s inaugural Silent Auction and help support the next generation of Canadian architects.

The RAIC Foundation will be hosting a silent auction at the 2019 RAIC Festival in Toronto, with winners announced during the Foundation’s Fundraising Lunch on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. The donated items for auction will be on display at the RAIC booth in the Trade Show from October 28 to 30 at the RAIC Festival.

We are asking members, firms, suppliers, organizations, and community businesses to help support our scholarships and bursaries by donating items to the auction.

• Event tickets
• Restaurant, accommodation and travel vouchers
• Retail gift cards
• (Portable) technology
• Wine or spirits

Please provide the donor’s name, company logo, description, and value of the item. These details will be printed on the bidding sheet for each item and will also be prominently displayed on a large monitor during the auction.

Successful bids will be announced at the end of the Foundation Lunch on Wednesday, October 30. All funds raised will go towards the Foundation’s general fund.
Donations to the silent auction are considered charitable donations and are eligible for tax receipts.

When you donate to the RAIC Foundation, you are helping to champion excellence in Canadian architecture by funding projects that support the profession and educate the public about how architecture can improve lives and transform communities.

Please also consider making regular monthly monetary donations to the RAIC Foundation. Your generous gift will support awards and scholarships for Canadian architects and architecture students. Monetary donations can be made online at: https://www.raicf.ca/en/donate/


Breann Oneid
Program Officer
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
T: 613-241-3600 ext 215
E: boneid@raic.org
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

RAIC Festival Closing Party
Date: October 30, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Venue: TBC
Location: TBC

Join your fellow delegates, friends, and guests for a casual wrap-up dinner and evening of entertainment. Details to come.