BLOOR ST. CULTURE CORRIDOR: The Architecture of a Toronto Arts District
The Bloor St. Culture Corridor kicks off its second anniversary celebrations with a round-table panel discussion exploring one of the most diverse and important cultural destinations in Toronto.
Since 2005, many of the Bloor St. Culture Corridor organizations buildings have been significantly renovated. Great architects contributed to the creation of a real creative hub in Toronto that combines arts, diverse cultural communities, contemporary architecture, and entertainment.
This on-stage roundtable discussion will address the history of Bloor St. and the architecture of its cultural buildings, how the recent cultural organization renovations have revitalized Bloor St West and led to the creation of the Bloor St Culture Corridor arts district, and the Bloor St Culture Corridor’s importance in the City of Toronto.
Richard Sommer, University of Toronto John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape (Discussion Moderator)
Christopher Hume, Toronto Star
Brent Raymond, DTAH & Ontario Association of Landscape Architects
Siamak Hariri, Hariri Pontarini Architects (Alliance Française, Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, the forthcoming ROM Bloor St. plaza)
Bob Sims, KPMB Architects (The Royal Conservatory’s TELUS Centre including Koerner Hall)
Joe Cressy, Toronto City Councillor
Gail Lord, Lord Cultural Resources
The round-table panel discussion will be followed by a wine reception.