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Toronto Architecture Tours | Towers Tour 2016

TORONTO SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS

Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Towers Tour | Saturday 1:30PM | Regular Ticket
Regular Ticket Rate (age 13 and up); Children 12 & under are free when accompanied by paid adult.
1d 4h 21m CA$10.00 CA$1.19
Towers Tour | Saturday 1:30PM | GROUP RATE 10+ People
GROUP RATE for 10+ People ONLY - 10% Discount (age 13 and up); Children 12 & under are free when accompanied by paid adult.
1d 4h 21m CA$9.00 CA$1.17
Towers Tour | Saturday 1:30PM | Accessible Ticket
Accessible Ticket for participants with mobility issues. Please purchase this ticket if you require wheelchair access so that our guide knows to take the accessible tour route.
16h 51m CA$10.00 CA$1.19

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Towers Tour

Join the Toronto Society of Architects’ guided outdoor walking tours and learn about some of the city’s best contemporary architecture. Our highly trained volunteer guides will take you to iconic buildings designed by world-renowned architects and explain the design context, details, and unusual features that make these buildings notable. Fun and informative, Toronto Architecture Tours provide the stories behind the buildings and demonstrate why architecture is such a powerful communications tool for businesses, organizations, and the city.

Towers Tour

Toronto’s downtown skyline began a dramatic transformation in the mid-1960s that continues in the 21st century. The extraordinary design of City Hall launched Toronto as a modern metropolis with the major banks competing to erect the city's tallest and most iconic buildings. More recently, condominiums and hotels compete with the corporate towers.

Featured Bulidings:

  • City Hall,1958-65 Viljo Revell with John B. Parkin Associates
  • Bay Adelaide Centre, 2007-09 WZMH
  • Trump Tower, 2007-11 Zeidler Partnership Architects
  • Toronto Dominion Centre, 1963-69 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe with John B. Parkin Associates, Bregman & Hamann
  • First Canadian Place, 1972-77 Edward Durell Stone Associates with Bregman & Hamann
  • Former Toronto Stock Exchange, 1936-37 George & Moorhouse with S.H. Maw; renovated as Design Exchange, 1994 KPMB
  • Scotia Plaza, 1985-88 WZMH
  • Commerce Court, 1968-72 I. M. Pei & Partners with Page & Steele; 1994 renovation Zeidler Roberts Partnership
  • former Montreal Trust Head Office, 1965 Page & Steele
  • One King West, 2006 Stanford Downey Architects 
  • Prudential Building, 1958 Peter Dickinson
  • Brookfield Place, 1989-91 Bregman & Hamann with Skidmore Owings & Merrill; galleria 1987-92 Santiago Calatrava
  • Royal Bank Plaza, 1972-76 WZMH


DETAILS:

 

 WHEN:
Weekly on Saturday afternoon at 1:30pm to 3:30pm
DURATION: 2 hours
DISTANCE: Approx 1.9 km with some stairs to and from buildings (accessibility can be accommodated)

MEETING PLACE:

Near  Queen St. W. & Bay St. (exact location provided with your e-Ticket);

Finish: Near Toronto Union subway station


** ONLINE ticket sales close at 9:30AM the day of the tour. CASH TICKETS MAY BE AVAILABLE FROM THE GUIDE at the start of each tour if not sold out.**

Children age 12 and under are free provided they are accompanied by paying adult(s).

TSA Members in good standing may bring one (1) complimentary guest. Use the promo code provided with your membership or email Membership@TorontoSocietyofArchitects.ca to confirm your membership standing and get your promo code to access your special member tickets.

Tickets are non-refundable within 24 hours of your registered tour date/time. To cancel or change tickets in advance, please email walk@torontosocietyofarchitects.ca.

Tours are conducted entirely by trained volunteers who are passionate about buildings and people.  If you enjoy your tour, please feel free to tip the guides! Got feedback or comments?  Send us an email at comments@torontoarchitecturetours.com or visit our TripAdvisor Page to leave a review.

The Toronto Architecture Tours are organized and run by the Toronto Society of Architects.  Special thanks to our generous sponsors, supporters and volunteers who make it all possible!

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...in-kind support from:

Montgomery Sisam Architects who provide the meeting space for our guide orientation and training sessions.

For more information, please contact the organizer via email at walk@torontosocietyofarchitects.ca

Have questions about Toronto Architecture Tours | Towers Tour 2016? Contact TORONTO SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS

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Old Toronto City Hall
60 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H
Canada

Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT)


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TORONTO SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS

Established in 1887, the Toronto Society of Architects (TSA) is a non-profit volunteer-based organization comprised of architects, professionals from sister organizations, and members of the community that are interested in architecture and urban issues. The TSA is the local Chapter of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), which is the licensing and regulatory body that governs the practice of architecture in Ontario.

The TSA plays an advocacy role in the City, ensuring that architecture and design are key considerations in public discussions and in processes that have an impact on our urban environment.

The TSA organizes and sponsors a wide variety of initiatives including exhibitions, tours,  publications, competitions, forums, film series and celebrations that engage the architectural profession, its sister disciplines, and the public. An elected Executive, comprised of volunteers, undertakes and directs these initiatives throughout the year. We strive to promote and advance the role of architecture and design in Toronto’s dynamic community.

Membership in the TSA is open to all with an interest in Toronto architecture and urban issues.  Please consider joining!

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