Local History as Natural Resource
Date: November 14, 2015
Time: 11 am
Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street, Toronto
Toronto’s Wychwood Barns, an environmentally sustainable adaptive reuse project, is a living example of heritage architecture as natural resource. With heritage preservation and community interaction as its guiding principles when it was conceived and developed over 10 years ago, chief architect Joe Lobko says: “Heritage means sustainability; we shouldn’t be tossing these buildings away. What’s key to the success of this project is first and foremost the community’s involvement.” A decade later, Lobko will tour Conscious Consumption participants through the former TTC streetcar repair barns, now a multi-use arts and community facility, as he speaks to the original materials, essential craftsmanship, and philosophy of community-led design that dominates the future of city building.
* Meet at the northeast corner by Peter MacKendrick Community Gallery, 601 Christie Street, Toronto
Conscious Consumption is presented with the support of TD Friends of the Environment as well as the K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation.