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1. Continuing Education Course: Toronto
2. Continuing Education Course: Architecture of Southern Ontario
3. Continuing Education Course: Evolving Toronto: Shaped by Function

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1. Continuing Education Course: Toronto
presented by architectural historian Marta O'Brien

Place:

University of Toronto downtown (St. George) campus

Date:

Thursdays, May 10 - June 28, 2018 (8 sessions)

Time:

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost:

$325

Info:

Non-credit course; no assignments or tests. https://learn.utoronto.ca/interactive-course-search#/profile/2033

Have you wondered how to tell a Georgian house from a Second Empire house? This course illustrates the characteristics of over twenty architectural styles used for Toronto residences during the past 200 years. We'll explore the evolution of each style and you'll gain some ability to date houses and other residential buildings. Heritage preservation will be discussed, along with the surprising controversy surrounding early apartment buildings. Examples will cover workers' cottages to mansions, and one class is a walking tour.

2. Continuing Education Course: Architecture of Southern Ontario
presented by architectural historian Marta O'Brien

Place:

University of Toronto downtown (St. George) campus

Date:

Wednesdays, May 2 - June 20, 2018 (8 sessions)

Time:

10:00 am- 12:00 pm

Cost:

$325

Info:

Non-credit course; no assignments or tests. https://learn.utoronto.ca/interactive-course-search#/profile/3103

Many towns in southern Ontario have beautiful, well-preserved historic buildings. Join Marta to examine town halls, inns, libraries, post offices, and other building types from more than a dozen communities, focusing on structures built before the 1930s. The wide variety of houses range from grand mansions built for the most important people in town to farmhouses and cottages. Marta will show hundreds of images of buildings and their details, including archival photographs.

3. Continuing Education Course: Evolving Toronto: Shaped by Function
presented by architectural historian Marta O'Brien

Place:

University of Toronto downtown (St. George) campus

Date:

Tuesdays, May 1 - June 19, 2018 (8 sessions)

Time:

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost:

$325

Info:

Non-credit course; no assignments or tests. https://learn.utoronto.ca/interactive-course-search#/profile/3341

Why does Toronto look the way it does? The city evolved from a military base and government town into a major manufacturing hub, then a financial and cultural centre. These roles have shaped the city's architecture and layout, determining -- for example -- where people live and where the financial district is located. Changing modes of transportation and municipal planning policies, including those related to architectural preservation, have also affected the city's built appearance. We'll explore all these factors through hundreds of images, discussions, and a walking tour.