Does Canada Need A National Architecture Policy?
Jan 26 2021
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Whether intentionally or not, our buildings, landscapes and urban spaces say a lot about us — communicating the values, priorities, and aspirations of those who invested so much in their creation. As the space where we live, work and play, the built environment has an enormous impact not only on our quality of life, but the quality of life of future generations who will inherit the places we have designed.

So, what do we want our built environment to say about us, now and in the future? What values and priorities do we want to guide the design of our cities, and should these values and priorities be coordinated and consistent across our nation as a whole? Could it be time for Canada to adopt a National Architecture Policy, and if so, what exactly does that mean?

Join us for a virtual fireside chat with representatives of some of Toronto’s leading city-building organizations, who will share their own perspectives on the process and content of the emerging National Architecture Policy for Canada, responding to the nationally formulated “Rise for Architecture” Vision.


Megan Torza, Chair, Toronto Society of Architects; Catherine Nasmith, Past-President, Architectural Conservancy of Ontario Toronto Branch; Toon Dreessen, Steering Committee Member, Rise for Architecture


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