May 04, 2007
Students from the Graduate Program of Architecture at the University of Toronto re-imagine
the urban face of Mississauga in an exhibition at the Mississauga Civic Centre Great
Dates/Times: Tuesday May 8, 2007 (2:00 p.m.) to Saturday May 12 (5:00 p.m.)
Opening Reception: Tuesday May 8, 2007 (7:30 to 9:00 p.m.)
Location: Civic Centre Great Hall, 300 City Centre Drive
The university's second year Graduate Studio, "Culture and the Metropolis,"
collaborated with the City's Planning and Building Department to use Mississauga as a venue to
explore contemporary urban culture and form. As one of the fastest growing urban areas in North
America located at the heart of Canada's Golden Horseshoe, Mississauga provides a fascinating
case study of urban growth.
In a semester-long project, teams of students chose several different sites in Mississauga and
re-conceived their purpose and appearance. Projects proposed a wide range of innovative
development schemes influenced by the evolution toward an expanded rapid transit system, and
destinations where residents and visitors can connect to various communities and
The exhibition will celebrate both collaborative and individual proposals presented as master
plans and scale models exploring concepts and how residents would experience these
For more information contact Bindya Lad, student Urban Designer, Planning and Building
Department by voice at 905-615-3200, ext. 3306, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Communications Advisor, Community Services
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5051