January 18-27, 2019
Mon, Jan 18, 2016 — Mon, Jan 18, 2016
Making the Most of Toronto’s Urban Wood “Waste”: Creative Green Designs for Furniture, Interiors and Other Uses
More than 100,000 trees are lost each year in Toronto due to old age, storms and diseases. These trees are often considered as waste when they are removed. Yet urban trees can create beautiful lumber that can be used in uniquely urban furniture and green building designs. The City of Toronto is leading the way to exploit this urban natural resource with local sawmills processing City owned fallen trees, facilitating projects made from the Maple Leaf Forever Tree across Canada and working in conjunction with IIDEX Canada and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry on the Woodshop Exhibition which features 15 top designs each year made from Ash trees killed in Toronto by the Emerald Ash Borer.
This talk will highlight the efforts and initiatives that support urban wood utilization for valuable end uses including furniture and green building designs. Designers will speak about their salvaged wood designs and the IIDEX Woodshop Exhibit will be on display in the City Hall Rotunda to showcase some of the amazing examples of the salvaged wood that has been transformed to make beautiful and unique items. A reception afterwards (fee required) will allow you to meet and mingle with Toronto’s top urban wood designers.
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