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Pre Conference Tour of Toronto Architecture

The BTES Conference 2011
Ryerson University | University of Waterloo

August 4 - 7, 2011
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

"CONVERGENCE + CONFLUENCE"

PRE-CONFERENCE TOUR

The full day walking tour will include visits to the buildings pictured below. Here is a MAP of the downtown core showing the location of these buildings and a few more of note. The cost of the tour is $70USD and includes admission to the Art Gallery of Ontario by Frank Gehry and the Royal Ontario Museum by Studio Libeskind. Lunch at Asian Legend in Chinatown (adjacent to the Art Gallery of Ontario) is also included.

The walking distances are fairly 'European' and there will be lots to see along the way. We will try to keep a leisurely pace to allow for photographs. Note that no photography is permitted inside the AGO but other locations should be fine.

SCHEDULE:

8 am Breakfast at the conference hotel (included in hotel room cost)
9 am Dundas Square

Meet at Ryerson to depart for walking tour - through Dundas Square

RYERSON MEETING PLACE WILL BE IN THE LOBBY OF THE ILC HOTEL/RESIDENCE WHERE PEOPLE ARE STAYING.

10 am OCAD OCAD University - Will Alsop Architect (elevator to 6th floor to view)
10:30 am AGO Art Gallery of Ontario - Frank Gehry Architect (tour gallery)
12:30 pm Lunch at Asian Legend
1:30 pm CCBR Walk to the CCBR Terence Donnely Centre - Benisch Architects (exterior of double facade and lobby)
2:00 pm Leslie Dan Leslie Dan School of Pharmacy - Foster + Partners (exterior and atrium)
3:00 pm ROM Royal Ontario Museum - Studio Libeskind (tour museum)
 

If participants wish to cut their self tour of the ROM a bit short, they can go next door to look at the newly renovated Royal Conservatory of Music.

http://archrecord.construction.com/projects/Building_types_study/
Performing-Arts/2011/Royal-Conservatory.asp

5:00 pm Subway back to Ryerson (token included!)
6:15 pm

Meet at Ryerson to walk to dinner (OPTIONAL)

RYERSON MEETING PLACE WILL BE IN THE LOBBY OF THE ILC HOTEL/RESIDENCE WHERE PEOPLE ARE STAYING.

  Eaton Centre Walk from Ryerson to dinner will take you through the Eaton Centre by Zeidler Partnership and past the Old and New Toronto City Halls, past the classic TD Bank Tower designed by Mies van der Rohe.
7:30 pm Brookfield

Dinner at Brookfield Place - Santiago Calatrava (dinner at Marché - "market" style International dining, not included in Tour Price, but easily under $20 without alcohol)

The restaurant seating area can be seen at the left, under the amazing steel structure!

9:00 pm Walk back to Ryerson - evening "on own"

 

 


 
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