2015 International Charrette!

Photo by Ayla Newhouse, “Brickworks – Map of Toronto’s Ravines,” June 28, 2011

IwB International Charrette

Our City within a Park: Designing social infrastructure for Toronto’s Urban Ravines

Thursday, February 19 to Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Toronto’s ravine system is our collective natural backyard and a key part of the public realm. Constituting upwards of 5% of the city’s area, the intersecting ravines form a system of linear corridors touching neighbourhoods from Etobicoke to Scarborough and everywhere in between.

Working in multidisciplinary, international teams, charrette participants will look at Toronto’s ravines as a potential Public Space Network. Charrette teams will examine different ways the ravine network can strengthen our city, and how our city can enhance the ravines.

We have an exciting lineup of expert guest speakers:
Stefano Pujatti, Director, Elasticospa
Rosalyn J. Morrison, VP Community Initiatives, Toronto Foundation
Garth Armour, Manager Horticulture, Greenhouses and Conservatories, City of Toronto
James Meers, Executive Director, Friends of the Pan Am Path

The charrette schedule summary is below. Contact us if you’d like to get involved or know more.

Charrette launch event with guest speakers:
Stefano Pujatti, Rosalyn J. Morrison & Garth Armour

Thursday, February 19th – GBC Waterfront Campus: 51 Dockside Drive, Room 237 @ 6pm

Charrette work days:
The students will work from February 20th to 22nd at the IwB., 230 Richmond Street E.
James Meers will speak at 12:30pm.

Final charrette presentations:
See what the teams come up with and join us on  Monday 23rd 10am to 5pm at the IwB, 230 Richmond Street East. Free and open to the public.

Closing reception & after party will be held at the Mill Street Brewery, Distillery District @ 6pm.

Hope you can join us & stay tuned for charrette results!