Public Meeting on BBTCA Expansion

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The Toronto Society of Architects May 2015 e-bulletin contains the following notice.  Please note: Attendance at the forum requires registration.  Tickets are free.

Toronto Island Airport: Expansion Design Considerations | May 28, 2015

The expansion of the Billy Bishop International Airport runway to accommodate jet traffic is an issue which will affect not only Toronto’s citizens, but the very shape of the city itself. This issue has inspired a spirited debate, with many public events and discussions dissecting the social, political, environmental and economic implications that expanding the runway might have.

At our third Urban Affairs Forum of 2015, the TSA presents an evening of discussion regarding the crucial – but often overlooked – impact that an expanded runway and jet traffic would have over the design and planning of Toronto’s waterfront on a human, architectural and urban scale.

The goal of the discussion is to relate the development of urban transportation infrastructure to the design, planning and ultimately, usability of urban space and to instill the understanding that design-related issues are as crucial to this discourse as political and economic factors.

The Forum will begin with an introductory presentation by Ken Greenberg, Principal, Greenberg Consultants, Inc., followed by a panel discussion moderated by Antonio Gomez-Palacio, Founding Partner of Dialog.

We invite all those interested in the future of Toronto’s urban form and transportation infrastructure to attend this exciting event!

DATE | Thursday, May 28, 2015

TIME | 6:00 PM Mix & Mingle | 6:30 PM Forum

LOCATION | Harbourfront Community Centre, Dance Studio, 627 Queens Quay West

REGISTER | There is no charge for this event but space is limited. Register here

 

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