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Wright By The Lake Tour- From Toronto to Buffalo

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Toronto, ON


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Toronto Architecture Club in conjunction with Chapman Cultural Tours Ltd. is proud to present a very special tour called Wright by The Lake on June 2-3, 2018.

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Wright by The Lake highlights Frank Lloyd Wright because his sense of line, light and space has had a direct influence on modern architecture. This tour offers as well the opportunity to understand the influences on Wright, to camp overnight at one of his major work (GrayCliff) and to follow this up with a tour at The Fontana Boat House, The Martin House and the Barton House. The Wright by the Lake Tour should be of interest to anyone who is inspired by architecture because this tour will allow each participant the opportunity to understand and to appreciate the workings of an architectural icon in a very special way.

•What we'll do
2 Days of Frank Lloyd Wright Immersion with Camping Overnight at Graycliff Estate.

1- The Roycroft Campus:

  • Intensive visit to unique Arts & Crafts.
  • Movement site with relevance to Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • Campus tour given by Alan Nowicki (program director)

2- The Graycliff Estate:

  • Understand what motivated Wright: line, light and space.
  • Nearly 20 hours on site.
  • Overnight camping after a unique Twilight Tour and subsequent Bonfire.
  • An extremely unique privilege and experience.
  • Graycliff at dusk, at night and at dawn- an unforgettable opportunity to dwell at a Wright site.
  • A chance to appreciate the workings of an architectural icon in a very special and personal way.

3- Graycliff Lake Erie Beach Tour:

  • Awesome Hiking Tour.
  • See for yourself how Wright first saw the Graycliff site.
  • Understand the influence of his design.

4-Fontana Boathouse Tour:

  • One of Wright's own favorite designs.
  • A fully function facility.

5-Martin House Complex Tour

6- Martin House & Gardener' Cottage

Cost: 320 CAD paid directly to Chapman Cultural Tours Ltd.
Price Includes: 6 site tours + 4 catered meals + 2 days transportation + 1 overnight (camping)

• What to bring
Please note that this tour is first come first served, that there can only be a maximum number of 30 people on this tour and that each participant has to have and to provide his or her own tent with sleeping gear (ie sleeping bag). Yes, people can share tents but this will be the responsibility of each person. Each person will be responsible for having a tent to sleep in or for finding someone to share a tent with.

• Important to know
P.S. Each person who wants to attend Wright by The Lake has to have a valid Canadian passport or valid legal travel papers that will allow him/her to travel from Canada to the U.S. If someone does not have valid legal travel papers to cross into the U.S. and to return to Canada or if this person is stopped at the border for whatever reason, the responsibility (which includes the financial responsibility) to deal with this situation will be solely the responsibility of the individual, the person

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