Taylor Hazell Architects has been nominated for the 2016 Heritage Toronto Media Award!
The Heritage Toronto Awards celebrate outstanding work in the promotion and conservation of Toronto’s tangible and intangible cultural heritage. THA’s short film Accessibility – (r)Evolution I: Riding with Rollo is one of four of this year’s nominees.
Jill Taylor of Taylor Hazell Architects and Rollo Myers, Manager of Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, explore the streets of downtown Toronto in this engaging look into the world of living with accessibility challenges. Jill and Rollo discuss the retrofit and conservation of heritage buildings and streetscapes. Balancing the significance and integrity of heritage places and barrier-free access allows for people of all ages and abilities to appreciate the built heritage environment.
At THA a balanced approach to modernization and preservation is key. This video offers an educational overview of adapting buildings from previous eras to modern standards, particularly in light of an aging population. THA advocates for open, universal access to the special places which define our communities; audiences are provided with a real understanding of the day-to-day challenges of those faced with mobility issues.
The Heritage Toronto Awards & Kilbourn Lecture will be taking place on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 7:30 PM.
The gala event will be a wonderful opportunity to attend the 20th Kilbourn lecture with Dr. Steven High, Professor of History at Concordia University. Tickets for the gala event can be purchased here.