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Campbell House Museum
160 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 3H3, Toronto, Ontario
Panel Discussion: May 17, 2018, 6:00pm-7:00pm (space limited)
Opening Reception: May 17, 2018, 7:00pm-9:00pm; remarks at 7:30 pm
In the postwar era, many of Toronto’s iconic downtown buildings were demolished to make way for modern office towers. Rosa and Spencer Clark, passionate supporters of the Arts and Crafts movement and eager to preserve examples of handcrafted masonry, rescued architectural fragments from these buildings and relocated them to their Scarborough home, now known as the Guild Park and Gardens. Although many of these fragments are from buildings represented in the display at Guild Park, others have been relegated to long-term storage. A selection of these stones will return to the downtown… core for the first time in over 50 years for Lost & Found: Rediscovering Fragments of Old Toronto, a year-long exhibition in the Campbell House garden.
Curated by Leora Bebko, Hannah Hadfield, and Tanya McCullough – graduate students from the University of Toronto’s Museum Studies program – Lost & Found reflects on the people and forces that shaped the landscape of Toronto. Lost & Found asks the viewer to consider the future of heritage conservation in the City and how the city’s historical fragments can animate today’s urban spaces.
Panel Discussion: 6:00pm-7:00pm in the Campbell House Ballroom
This in-depth discussion by an expert panel will reflect on the state of heritage conservation in Toronto — current approaches and future strategies.
Moderator: Cathy Nasmith, President of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, Toronto Branch
Panelists: Ralph Daley, Grange Community Association; Mikael Sydor, ERA Architects Inc.; and Alexandra Avdichuk, Supervisor of Collections and Conservation for the City of Toronto, Museums and Heritage Services
Opening reception: 7:00pm-9:00 pm; remarks 7:30 pm
Please join us in the garden to mingle among the groupings of carved stones and to celebrate the opening of Lost & Found. Meet the exhibition’s curators and panelists, while exploring the exhibit. Cash bar.
Both the discussion panel and garden reception are free of charge and open to the public.
Reserve your free ticket for each event separately: lostandfound.brownpapertickets.com
We are grateful to the following organizations and companies for supporting this exhibition and the conservation of Toronto’s built heritage:
City of Toronto, Museums and Heritage Services
ERA Architects Inc.
J.D. Strachan Construction Ltd.
Historic Restoration Inc.
Blackwell Structural Engineers
Cooper Equipment Rentals
Queen Street West Business Improvement Area
Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, Toronto Branch
Campbell House Museum
University of Toronto, Faculty of Information
Thanks also to the Guild community for their engaged stewardship of the stone collection. If you are interested to learn more about this remarkable conservation story, join a walking tour of the Guild Park and Gardens, led by Friends of Guild Park in partnership with Heritage Toronto: