Rise and Sprawl:
The Condominiumization of Toronto
(Wednesday, June 22, 5-6:30pm)
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.
After School + PARTISANS, with the support of Type Books, present a book launch and panel discussion in the Side Room at the Hearn focused on the condominiumization of Toronto with Alex Josephson (PARTISANS), Hans Ibelings (University of Toronto), Eve Lewis (Woodcliffe), and Councillor Josh Matlow (Ward 22), moderated by Nicola Spunt.