TALKS (scroll down for COURSES) I have developed over two dozen illustrated lectures on Toronto's neighbourhoods, architecture, and architects. Topics include Yorkville, Toronto Island, Old City Hall, Toronto's 21st-Century Architecture, and architects E. J. Lennox and Fred Cumberland. Please contact me (see Home page) for a complete list. These lectures are perfect for clubs, historical societies, lifelong learning organizations, and other interested groups.
SCHEDULED PUBLIC TALKS
KING STREET WEST: FULL CIRCLE Come and explore one of Toronto’s oldest streets through archival and contemporary photographs of its buildings. King’s fine residences, institutions, and shops gave way to banks and industry by the early 1900s. A century later the circle is completed with condos and posh restaurants. You’ll see how King Street West has reflected our city’s changing roles.
This talk will be at the North Toronto Historical Society. The session is free and open to the public; no registration is required.
DATE & TIME: Wednesday April 25, 7:30-9:00 pm LOCATION: 2nd-floor meeting room, Northern District Library, 40 Orchard View Blvd. (west side of Yonge St. one block north of Eglinton; easy to reach by subway, or parking is available on side streets)
WINTER 2018 COURSES All the courses are downtown through the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies www.learn.utoronto.ca (phone 416-978-2400) and are non-credit with no assignments or tests.
HISTORIC STREETS OF TORONTO(8 sessions) Have you ever wondered about the stories behind some of Toronto's oldest streets? Using archival and recent images, we'll examine the history of a selection of streets – primarily through the changes in built form. Some of the streets go back to the earliest days of the Town of York and have connections to its famous families, individuals and events (Jarvis Street and Spadina are two examples). One class is a walking tour.
Dates & times: Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:30 pm, February 13 - April 3 Fee: $325 Course code: SCS 3108
TORONTO'S NEIGHBOURHOOD ARCHITECTURE(8 sessions) Toronto has often been described as a "City of Neighbourhoods." Some began as small villages or towns, while others were suburbs before joining the City. We'll explore the history of thirteen neighbourhoods by examining their architecture: the forms their homes, businesses, places of worship, and civic buildings took. We’ll also discuss issues surrounding preservation of old buildings and introduction of new structures. Examples include Yorkville, Parkdale, and Don Mills. One class is a walking tour.
Dates & times: Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30 pm, March 8 - April 26 Fee: $325 Course code: SCS 2438