Symposium looks at urban transformations on St. Clair

Along with the Wychwood Barns Community Association, SSHRC,and McMaster University, York University will host Edward Keenan, city hall reporter at The Grid for his talk, “St. Clair West: The Building Blocks of Urban Vitality.” Keenan will discuss his observations about the recent political history of Toronto as well as his thoughts on the importance of community in areas like St. Clair West within the future of Toronto’s Megacity.

The talk is part of “Urban Transformations: The Past, Present, and Future of St. Clair West,” focusing on understanding urban life along St. Clair Avenue West, while placing its story in the contexts of Toronto, Canada, and urban change worldwide. Other events include The Wychwood Barns’ Peter MacKendrick Community Gallery exhibition, “Timed Exposures: St. Clair West,” and a guided walking tour of the area’s historic and architecturally significant sites on Sunday June 22nd from 10:30am-12:30pm as part of Heritage Toronto’s walk series.

The free talk takes place at the renovated Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St, Toronto. Doors open 7pm and the talk begins 8pm. A cash bar will be on site.