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May 25 @ 12:30 pm
End:
May 26 @ 5:00 pm
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Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf at The Bentway

May 25 @ 12:30 pm - May 26 @ 5:00 pm

Doors Open weekend will include a panel discussion bringing together established Toronto city-builders in conversation with up-and-coming diverse and millennial voices to explore how Toronto has evolved into a new version of itself through critical projects that embody how “we shape our cities and our cities shape us”. Included in this panel is Ken Greenberg, who will read from his new book Toronto Reborn: Design Successes and Challenges, where he describes the process of change through a number of noteworthy “works-in-progress”, such as Regent Park, The Bentway, Wellington Place, Project Sidewalk, and more. A public reception for Ken Greenberg’s forthcoming publication will be held following the event.

It will also include tours of The Bentway site and its concurrent High Line Network inaugural Joint Art Initiative exhibit New Monuments for New Cities by Ellie Joseph and Daniel Rotsztain, and Design Exchange. The Bentway will also act as a terminus point for neighbouring Doors Open tours.

Panel

May 26, 2:00pm
with
Ken Greenberg
Hon. David Crombie
Jermyn Creed
Jesse Shapins
Moderator: Zahra Ebrahim

Tours

May 25 (Cancelled/Postponed)
Tours: 12:30pm to 1:30pm, 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Tour leaders Ellie Joseph and Daniel Rotsztain
Meet: 250 Fort York Blvd
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Ellie Joseph, organizer of the Two Row on the Grand event in Six Nations, in conversation with Daniel Rotsztain, The Urban Geographer, will lead a site walk discussing the principles of the Two Row wampum belt, and how they intersect with the Bentway’s histories, designs, and approaches to city building.

May 26
Tours: 12:30pm to 1:30pm, 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Tour leader: Gelareh Saadatpajouh: designer, storyteller and public art curator, Design Exchange
Meet: 250 Fort York Blvd
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A participatory tour to invite people to consider play for embodied placemaking in public spaces.


About Doors Open
The 20th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf returns on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 to showcase some of the most architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.

This year’s anniversary theme and programming will focus on “20 Something” and will celebrate the first 20 years of Doors Open Toronto while looking forward to the next 20 years.

About Ken Greenberg
Ken Greenberg is an urban designer, teacher, writer, former Director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto and Principal of Greenberg Consultants. For over four decades he has played a pivotal role on public and private assignments in urban settings throughout North America and Europe.

His work focuses on the rejuvenation of downtowns, waterfronts, neighborhoods and on campus master planning, regional growth management, and new community planning. Ken on the Board of Directors of The Bentway and is involved in many grass roots and community initiatives. He has served as a Board Member of Park People, a non-profit dedicated to the improvement of Toronto’s parks, is on the Advisory Board of Waterfront for All, and is President of the Wellington Place Neighbourhood Association. He is a co-founder and Vice Chair of the City Building Institute at Ryerson University in Toronto. A frequent writer for periodicals, he is the author of Walking Home: the Life and Lessons of a City Builder published by Random House. He is currently serving as an advisor to Sidewalk Labs for Quayside on the Toronto waterfront.

About Ellie Joseph
Ellie Joseph is the organizer of the Two Row on the Grand, a canoe trip organized by Six Nations to symbolically renew the Two Row Wampum – the original peace treaty between native and settler communities. The Two Row is an annual journey where Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants build mutual respect and understanding of values and culture through friendship and summer fun.

About Daniel Rotsztain
Daniel Rotsztain is the Urban Geographer, and artist, writer and cartographer whose work examines our relationships to the places we inhabit. Daniel joined the Two Row on the Grand last year, and his illustrated map of the journey is currently on display at Six Nations Tourism.

About Gelareh Saadatpajouh
Gelareh Saadatpajouh is a designer, storyteller and public art curator based in Toronto. She runs SPACE ANIMATOR, a collaborative studio working in the realm of people, placemaking and public art curation. The studio’s diverse practice is constantly challenging notions of temporality, spectacle, interventions and participation. In 2015, Gelareh Saadatpajouh co-founded ====\\DeRAIL Platform for Art + Architecture to push the definition of public art to produce unique and creative socially-engaged/place-specific programs along the linear landscape of the West Toronto Railpath.

DETAILS

Start:
May 25 @ 12:30 pm
End:
May 26 @ 5:00 pm
Event Categories:
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