Toronto: This City in Seven Years

  • April 4, 2014
  • 7:00 pm
  • Fleck Atrium, Rotman School of Management

With the Gardiner Expressway crumbling before our very eyes and condos going up at every corner in the core, what will Toronto look like in seven years? Imagine the architectural and community possibilities of Toronto’s distinctive laneways with Fortune editor Leigh Gallagher (The End of the Suburbs), professor Brigitte Shim and urbanist/flaneur Shawn Micallef, as they envision “This City in 7 Years.”

Special to this event will be a pop-up gallery of illustrations from Michael Cho’s book, Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes. A collection that speaks to the beauty of the urban landscape: at times gritty and raw, unexpectedly pastoral at others, but always bewitching.

This City in Seven Years series is the evolution of Spur’s Back Talk, which began in April 2013.

  • Series: This City in Seven Years
  • General admission: $15
  • Students (with valid ID): $10



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