Toronto Houses Toronto Architecture Tours | Culture & Campus Tour 2017

Toronto Architecture Tours | Culture & Campus Tour 2017
Join the Toronto Society of Architects’ guided outdoor walking tours and learn about some of the city’s best contemporary architecture. Our highly trained volunteer guides will take you to iconic buildings designed by world-renowned architects and explain the design context, details, and unusual features that make these buildings notable. Fun and informative, Toronto Architecture Tours provide the stories behind the buildings and demonstrate why architecture is such a powerful communications tool for businesses, organizations, and the city. Toronto’s Culture & Campus Tour View some of the jewels of Toronto's Cultural Renaissance — a program through which several museums and cultural centres were developed or transformed — and a selection of the dramatic new buildings on and around the University of Toronto campus. Featured Bulidings: Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, 2003-06 KPMB (original building 1984 Keith Wagland) Michael Lee-Chin Crystal addition, Royal Ontario Museum 2003-08 Daniel Libeskind with Bregman+Hamann Telus Centre for Performance and Learning, Royal Conservatory of Music, 2005-08 KPMB Bata Shoe Museum, 1995 Moriyama & Teshima Goldring Centre for High Performance Sports, 2011-2015, Patkau Architects & MJM Architects Max Gluskin House, 2008 Hariri Pontarini Architects John P. Robarts Reference Library, 1968-73 Warner Burns Toan & Lunde with Mathers & Haldenby Rotman Expansion, 2010-2012  KPMB St. George Street Revitalization, 1996-97 Brown and Storey Architects in joint venture with van Nostrand DiCastri Architects Willcocks Commons, 2010 Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, 2005 Behnisch, Behnisch & Partner with architectsAlliance Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building, 2002-2006 Foster + Partners with Moffatt Kinoshita Architects DETAILS:    WHEN: Weekly on Sundays from 1:30PM to 3:30PM DURATION: 2 hours DISTANCE: Approx 2 km with some stairs to and from buildings (accessibility can be accommodated) MEETING PLACE: Near  Avenue Road & Bloor St W. (exact location provided with your e-Ticket); Finish: Near Queen's Park subway station ** ONLINE ticket sales close at 9:30AM the day of the tour. CASH TICKETS may be available directly from the guide at the start of each tour if not sold out.** Children age 12 and under are free provided they are accompanied by paying adult(s). TSA Members in good standing may bring one (1) complimentary guest. Use the promo code provided with your membership or email to confirm your membership standing and get your promo code to access your special member tickets.   Tickets are non-refundable 24 hours before your registered tour date/time. To cancel/change a ticket, please email Tours are conducted entirely by trained volunteers who are passionate about buildings and people.  If you enjoy your tour, please feel free to tip the guides! Got feedback or comments?  Send us an email at ! The Toronto Architecture Tours are organized and run by the Toronto Society of Architects.  Special thanks to our generous sponsors, supporters and volunteers who make it all possible!           …in-kind support from: Montgomery Sisam Architects For more information, please contact the organizer via email at
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Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Arts
111 Queen s Park
CanadaMichael Menegon’s CD Release for I Just Live Here
Toronto roots singer and songwriter Michael Menegon (who is perhaps more well-known as a dancer, choreographer and festival artistic director) releases his first full-length independent album ‘I Just Live Here’ (this CD release concert is part of the Junction City Music Hall Summer Showcase Series). Full details below.

Menegon launches the first single and video (track 10) titled “You’re My Religion”. The video was directed and edited by John Preketes at JPC Post Studios in the Junction, Toronto and it was filmed in a historic house in Baby Point Gates area in west Toronto.



‘I Just Live Here’ (official online album release date: July 7, 2017) is an eclectic mix influenced by world beat, folk, Caribbean rhythms and modern contemporary (classical/electronic). The album was produced by John Preketes of JPC Post Studios, Toronto. “Tell Me” (track five) was produced by John Menegon at Upland Recording Studio, Kingston, NY. Mastering was by Peter Letros at Wreck House Mastering, Toronto.

Musicians on CD: Michael Menegon (acoustic/electric guitar, bass, keyboards, percussion, drums, vocals), Nick Yaksich (electric guitar), John Menegon (upright/electric bass, keyboard), John Preketes (programmed drums and synth keys), Aquiles Navarro (trumpet, synth bass), James David Smith (piano), Rob Greenway (drums), Kayt Lucas and J. P. Merzetti (vocals).

WHO: ‘Michael Menegon’ and Toronto’s ‘Twentythousandays’ (Donn Dixon, Richard Begley and Paul Smith).

WHEN: Thursday, July 6, 2017; Doors 8:00 p.m., Michael Menegon at 9:00 p.m.

ARTIST QUOTE: Michael Menegon states, “‘I Just Live Here’ is about popular issues, what I know and where I live. A representation of the times. My hope for the album release show is to take the music and songs to the next level with the live performance, which I endeavor to present not as an exact reproduction of the recording, but a live interpretation.”

Born and raised in Montreal, Menegon moved to Toronto in 1980. He picked up the guitar when he was eight years-old, and played in bands as a teenager. Music has not been his only passion. He spent two years as a master student at the Banff Centre for the Arts theatre program (1982-83) and later trained as a dancer and was a professional choreographer for over 20 years.

Ironically, it wasn’t until Menegon started working as a professional dancer that he fully connected with his musical roots. He apprenticed with Cuban born percussionist Ricardo Abruet, who became Menegon’s mentor while he trained at the School of the Toronto Dance Theatre (1983-1986). “That connection changed my life forever and music was always why I danced or choreographed,” he explains.

From 1997 to 2004, Menegon and Toronto musician Alexander Sascha Tukatsch were breaking boundaries in dance presentation with ‘The Beat Suit Projects’ (music technology based collaboration), and from 1987 to 2006 Menegon was also co-founder and artistic director for the ‘fringe Festival of Independent Dance Artists’ (fFIDA) in Toronto – the largest dance festival in North America. He then directed and programmed the multi-disciplinary and popular ‘Junction Arts Festival’ in Toronto in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Menegon also plays with Toronto group ‘Kayt and the Hard Folk’, and has formed a multi-discipline band called ‘Sound of Movement’ (combines improvised music with dance and video manipulation), and works with his partner Deborah Torr in their organic chocolate shop (COCO Crafted Organic Chocolates) in Toronto’s Baby Point area.

Michael Menegon – set to launch his first full-length release ‘I Just Live Here’ – is a Montreal born, roots-based Toronto singer and songwriter, who committed to songwriting after years of playing as a musician, performing as a contemporary dancer and choreographer and working as an artistic director for multi-disciplinary festivals. His instinct for writing authentic songs that connect with popular issues has garnered him accolades on the Toronto music scene.

For more artist information please visit:
starting on 2017-07-06 20:00:00

Junction City Music Hall
2907 Dundas Street West

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