|AIP 30 Conference Speaker:|
|Mark will present his research behind his two books: Unbuilt Toronto and Unbuilt Toronto 2.|
“Short-listed for the 2009 Toronto Book Awards and Heritage Toronto Book Awards and the 2012 Speaker’s Award
Unbuilt Toronto explores never-realized building projects in and around Toronto, from the citys founding to the twenty-first century. Delving into unfulfilled and largely forgotten visions for grand public buildings, landmark skyscrapers, highways, subways, and arts and recreation venues, it outlines such ambitious schemes as St. Alban’s Cathedral, the Queen subway line and early city plans that would have resulted in a Paris-by-the-Lake.” - Dundurn Press
Mark Osbaldeston has written and spoken extensively on Toronto’s architectural and planning history. His first book, Unbuilt Toronto: A History of the City That Might Have Been, was the basis for an exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum and was a finalist for the Toronto Book Awards and the Speaker’s Book Award. It received a Heritage Toronto Award of Merit, as did its sequel, Unbuilt Toronto 2: More of the City That Might Have Been. "No Little Plans," a show he curated on unrealized municipal building projects, opens at the Toronto Archives on September 17, running through to summer, 2016.
Friday, October 16, 2015
219 Dufferin Street, Suite 100C