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Rise and Sprawl: The Condominiumization of Toronto

Join us for the book launch and a panel discussion focused on the condominiumization of Toronto

June 22 , 2016

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5–6:30 PM

After School + PARTISANS

Alex Josephson (PARTISANS)
Hans Ibelings (University of Toronto)
Eve Lewis (Woodcliffe Landmark Properties)
Councillor Josh Matlow (Ward 22)


Nicola Spunt

While rapid densification is contributing to Toronto’s increased liveliness, the unbridled development of monotonous condo towers is resulting in a significant facelift we may later come to regret. We are failing to create a cityscape that serves our citizens, let alone a skyline we can be proud of as a legacy for future generations.

Architecture critic and historian Hans Ibelings and PARTISANS have co-authored a new book called Rise & Sprawl: The Condominiumization of Toronto. It investigates the emergence of this new pressure-cooked architectural vernacular and posits alternative ways of tackling design and development processes to ensure better architectural outcomes.

Join us for the book launch as well as a panel discussion focused on the condominiumization of Toronto with some of the city’s most notable planners, developers, architects, and thinkers.

After School + PARTISANS will host a series of events and activations during Luminato 2016 that focus on the future of Toronto—the future of our civic infrastructure, architecture and design, arts institutions, and overall cultural and economic prosperity. How do we stay grounded in sensible yet inventive policies while remaining nimble enough to chart a more vibrant vision for our city?