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Mar 14 Lunch & LearnOnline

Occupying nearly an entire block at W 17th Avenue and Ontario St, the Turner Dairy complex has had many industrial uses over the past 100 years - a luggage factory, book publishing, candle making, and furniture warehouse. Now transformed into a residential townhouse complex surrounded by the bustling neighbourhood of Mount Pleasant, the name recalls the site’s original use as a small dairy farm run by Frederick Turner and his sons in 1911. Join design principal and architect Inge Roecker from AIRstudio for an in-depth look at the adaptive reuse of the site from pre-design to completion. She will provide insight on exciting processes such as deconstruction, material restoration and re-use were implemented, and share how they brought the historic industrial building forward in a contemporary context.

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May 21 Heritage HourIn Person

It’s been 50 years since the very first heritage designations were made by City Council in 1974. Those first 12 buildings were some of the city’s most notable landmarks including the Post Office at Hastings and Granville, Hycroft in Shaughnessy and the iconic Sun Tower. Join John Atkin and Jeannette Hlavach to explore those designations, the rationale for their selection and how our thinking about heritage resources and what we value has evolved over the half century.

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