Tour: Corus Quay
By Caroline Robbie, ARIDO, IDC

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
5 - 6:30 p.m.


Maximum of 30 attendees



Corus Quay, the new Toronto headquarters for Corus Entertainment, is a 450,000 square foot (42,000 square metre) office and broadcast centre located at the water’s edge in East Bayfront. Canada's Sugar Beach is located beside the building. Corus Quay was developed by the City of Toronto and the Toronto Port Lands Company and is part of the waterfront revitalization plan.
Corus has consolidated 12 different Toronto locations and more than 1,100 employees into one state-of-the-art facility that includes television studios, radio studios, 20+ broadcast feeds and a tapeless, file-based broadcast and production centre, and provides them with a leading-edge, innovative technological infrastructure.

The open concept environment fosters interaction, communication and collaboration among employees and creates a more vibrant, flexible and energetic work environment.
This new home allowed Corus the opportunity to reengineer their production capabilities from the ground up and build an entirely digital infrastructure based on leading-edge technologies. This has a profound effect on how Corus creates content, distributes it, their asset management system, IT infrastructure and their broadcast facilities.
Corus Quay’s Gold Standard LEED certification puts Corus in elite company, alongside some of the greenest buildings in North America – particularly rare for a broadcast centre.


Caroline Robbie

Caroline Robbie is a registered and award-winning ARIDO member with 30 years of experience in the design industry in Toronto. She joined Quadrangle Architects Limited in 2007 as a Senior Designer, where she is an integral team member working on several large-scale, multi-phase projects. Prior to joining Quadrangle, Caroline was a founding director of Alsop Architects Limited Toronto office, following the completion of the internationally acclaimed OCADU Sharp Centre for Design project. Caroline started her career at Robbie Architects Planners and remained there until 2004 working with her father, Roderick Robbie.
Caroline has had a rich design education, with stints at Ryerson in Interior, Theatre and Fashion Design, as well as Drawing and Painting at the Toronto and Florence campuses of OCADU. She teaches at both institutions as a part-time instructor in studio and professional practice courses. Caroline has juried industry awards programs for ARIDO and Best of Canada. In 2009, she joined the Advisory Board of Urban Screens Toronto and was also appointed to the Advisory Board for Creative Cities International, a global team of dynamic and experienced practitioners in culture and urban planning, market and financial analysis, architecture, transportation and the creative industries.

Details:

Location:
Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Quay, 25 Dockside Drive,
Toronto, Ontario


Click HERE for a map of location.
Date:
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Fees:

Registered members:$40
Intern/student members: $30
Non-Members:$60

Registration:
4:45 p.m.
Tour:
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Email:
Phone:
416.649.4428
Fax:
416.921.3660
CEU:
1 hour of self-directed learning.

ARIDO members: point will be automatically added to your CheckPOINT account

Registration:

Registration deadline is one week before the seminar/event. A $20 fee will be charged for cancellations received less than one week prior. Substitutions are permitted at any time prior. No refunds will be made after the seminar/event has occurred.