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Free View Points forum series at Harbourfront Centre
continues Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 with Inside the City

Canadian architects tackle urban community issues

TORONTO, ON (Friday, Feb. 12, 2010)Harbourfront Centre’s View Points is a forum series that explores issues in contemporary culture and showcases current culture-makers. The series examines contexts that influence contemporary artists and communities, contexts that shape the ways in which culture is produced, viewed, consumed and discussed. It is timely, responsive and designed to stretch the definition of “culture”.

An urban centre is a special space with many faces, neighbourhoods, opportunities and challenges. Inside the City explores the inner workings of a city to provide audiences with new insights about the urban by tackling issues such as architecture, city life and politics.

Inside the City, the second installment in 2010’s three-part View Points series, happens Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 from 7-9 p.m. featuring Canadian architects from Harbourfront Centre’s current architecture exhibit, COMMUNITY CENTRED. Michael McClelland and Graeme Stewart from ERA Architects Inc., Helena Grdadolnik from Public Workshop and Joe Lobko from du Toit Architects Limited will discuss their installations, exploring current practices in shaping our urban communities through architecture. The forum will be moderated by Canadian Architect Magazine Editor Ian Chodikoff. FREE ADMISSION.

For more information about the participating architectural firms, the View Points series, our current architecture exhibitions and complete event listings, visit or call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000.

Ian Chodikoff is an architect, urban designer and the editor of Canadian Architecture Magazine. He is the author of the upcoming book entitled “Fringe Benefits: Cosmopolitan Dynamics of a Multicultural City”, and recently curated a multimedia exhibition of the same name, exploring the effects of multiculturalism on Toronto’s suburban communities. For more information visit

Inside the Musician’s Studio
Date, featured artist and host TBA
The 2010 View Points series comes to a close with a second music-based tête-à-tête.

Harbourfront Centre is an innovative, non-profit cultural organization which provides internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture, education and recreation, all within a collection of distinctive venues on a 10-acre site in the heart of Toronto's downtown waterfront.


Rosie Shaw
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