The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario’s NextGen is excited to offer its 10th annual Design Charrette, taking place on Sunday, November 13th at Charbonnel Lounge, Toronto. 81 St Mary St, Toronto, ON M5S 1J4. The Design Charrette provides future designers the opportunity to reimagine the adaptive reuse and rehabilitation of some of Toronto’s under-appreciated urban spaces.

This year, emerging professionals will be tasked with creatively re-envisioning the design and use of the McLaughlin Planetarium.

Building off the 2022 National Trust conference themes, participants will be challenged to imagine alternative uses for this unique building that integrate environmental considerations, challenge dominant narratives of whose history is represented, and creatively re-interpret the building.

Final designs will be presented to a panel of esteemed judges, who will provide commentary and select a winning team. Networking to follow.

The event will occur between 9am-5pm, with light beverages and food provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops and writing/drawing supplies as desired.

Please note that while our venue no longer requires proof of vaccination or masking, we ask that any attendees who are feeling unwell on the day of the event please stay home out of consideration for our participants and guests. We are happy to provide a refund if you are unable to attend due to illness.