Radar: Grey to Green Conference, Architecture for Humanity Symposium, Piper Hayes, The Dreamboats
Toronto events on Tuesday, May 21, 2013
ENVIRONMENT | Grey to Green Conference
Toronto's move from concrete jungle to a greener infrastructure is the topic of discussion at the Grey to Green Conference that begins this morning at the Evergreen Brick Works. Potential solutions and the introduction of green technologies will be presented by designers, engineers, urban planners, developers and government policy makers at Grey to Green through keynote speeches, workshops and a trade show. Special guests will include Gord Miller, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, and John W. Campbell, CEO of Waterfront Toronto. Tickets range in price with extra sessions happening throughout the day.
Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue) 8:30AM $175-$650
COMMUNITY | Architecture for Humanity Toronto Symposium
Communities and architecture seem to be the hot topic today as on the other side of town, CSI Annex will be hosting Sergio Palleroni in an Architecture for Humanity symposium. The architect, professor and activist will discuss how communities shape architectural decision-making and vice versa, as well as his work in developing countries and with BaSiC Initiative, a program that supports community partnerships. This event is pay-what-you-can and will include a raffle to win a 3-month Community Membership to any CSI.
CSI Annex (720 Bathurst Street) 6:30PM PWYC
MUSIC | Piper Hayes
Local folk singer-songwriter Piper Hayes performs a soulful acoustic set at 3030 this evening just because it's Tuesday. Joined by friends Hello Companion, an indie rock foursome from Toronto, the show will be a mellowed, laid-back alternative to tonight's events, helping to ease you into the week after a holiday. Tickets are $5 at the door.
3030 (3030 Dundas Street West) 8PM $5
MUSIC | 50s and 60s Music with The Dreamboats
The Dreamboats play their regular Magpie Taproom show tonight if you're looking for a little pick-me-up after the long weekend. Playing some of the best pop and rock from the '50s and '60s, The Dreamboats cover the likes of Ritchie Valens, Chuck Berry, The Beatles and Buddy Holly. The show is free and yes, they are really dreamboats.
The Magpie Taproom (831 Dundas Street West) 9:30PM Free
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