This weekend, Doors Open returns to Toronto for the 17th time. Ahead of the annual event, UrbanToronto is previewing some of this year’s must-see attractions.
In addition to building tours, however, Doors Open features a number of special events, including a selection of walking tours, talks, and studio visits.
Talks, Presentations, and Site Tours
For the first time in Doors Open’s Toronto history, this year’s event will feature a keynote address. Delivered by designer Karim Rashid, the “Future of Design” presentation kicks off this years OpenInsights speaker series with an exploration of aesthetic evolution.
The Aga Khan Museum, 77 Wynford Dr.
Saturday, May 28, 2 pm
Architecture defines cities, neighbourhoods and communities. It provides form for the human experience. Buildings, homes and institutions shape the environment and reflect each society’s cultural values. Although some buildings ultimately become icons, is architecture art? Come find out at this lively discussion between some of Canada’s top architects and public art practitioners.
In partnership with the Toronto Society of Architects.
Michael Awad (B.Arch, M.Arch. M.U.D.), is an architect, photographer and Assistant Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design.
Christie Pearson (B.E.S., B.Arch., M.Arch., OAA) is an architect, teacher, guest critic and lecturer.
Paul Raff is an award-winning architect and the founding principal of Paul Raff Studio.
Kim Storey (B.Arch., OAA, MRAIC) is an architect, urban designer and founding partner of BROWN+STOREY and the Office for Responsive Environments.
Rohan Walters (B.Arch) is the principal designer of Spaces By Rohan Inc. and an Art Director with the Directors Guild of Canada (Resident Evil and Suits).
Betsy Williamson (B.A., M.Arch., OAA, FRAIC) is a partner at Williamson Chong and member of the Waterfront Toronto Design Review Panel.
- Urban Toronto | Architecture is Art?
- Urban Toronto | Doors Open: Previewing Walks, Talks, and Special Events
- Urban Toronto | Special Programs – ‘OpenInsights’ Speakers Series
- Aga Khan Museum | Architecture is Art?
- City of Toronto | Doors Open: Special Event at Aga Khan Museum
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Research, Insight & Perspective by A. Maherali