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Lost & Found | Discussions: Contested Spaces and the Creation of Heritage


26 June 2018
Location: Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen Street West, Toronto
Provider: Campbell House Museum

Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Heritage sites are culturally complex, where the meaning of a place often differs between groups and individuals. A place’s value - whether historical, cultural, architectural, natural, social or economic - can be comprised of both physical and intangible elements. In order to fully appreciate, learn from, and gain inspiration from our heritage sites, they require thoughtful planning and management that accounts for the numerous ways that a place can have significance for people. Join us for this panel discussion exploring the complexities of heritage sites and contemplate ways to approach the intricacies of a sense of place.

Catherine Nasmith –  Heritage architect and planner specializing in heritage rehabilitation, planning, advocacy and research. Past president of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, current President of the ACO Toronto and past chair of the Toronto Preservation Board.

Mary MacDonald – Senior Manager in the Heritage Preservation Services unit of City Planning. She has been leading heritage planning work at the municipal level in Toronto for the past ten years.

Alexis Cohen – Since joining ERA in 2014, Alexis has worked collaboratively with complex project teams using historical research and analysis to inform the conservation of evolving urban environments. Alexis is trained as an architectural historian and holds a PhD in Architectural History from Princeton University and a BA in Art History and English Literature from the University of Toronto.

Alex Speigel – Partner with the Windmill Development Group and a senior consultant with Urban Equation. An architect with 40 years of experience in design and development, Alex is strongly committed to a high standard of design and sustainability.

4th panelist to be announced!

Contact: Aly Bousfield, Program Developer 
416-597-0227 ext. 2

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