interior designers of canada designers d'intérieur du canada

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

RAIC’s 2019 Festival of Architecture!

October 26, 2019 - October 30, 2019

Join us for the 2019 Festival of Architecture from October 26 to 30, 2019 in Toronto, the fourth-largest city in North America, and possibly the world’s most global city. Also, don’t miss the RAIC International Prize Gala on the evening of October 25 – all at the Westin Harbour Castle on the Lake Ontario waterfront.

RAIC members always benefit from preferred rates, and a companion/retiree package is also available for the full Festival.

This year’s Festival continuing education program – including 20 sessions, 16 expert-led tours, and six plenaries – will help you keep up to date and grow your business.

Our host city of Toronto is featured in 16 architectural tours, from Toronto’s origins to a first-of-its-kind collaboration workspace of the future; from the recently restored and expanded Union Station to a Waterfront Revitalization Walking Tour.

Keynote speakers include Renzo Piano, one of the best known 20th-century architects for buildings such as the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the London Bridge Tower (The Shard), and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Also hear from Vishaan Chakrabarti, FAIA, the author of A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America, who invites us to rethink global urban life in the 21st century.

Green is definitely a theme of this Festival, with sessions on Mid-rise and High-Rise Wood Construction, Performance-Driven Design in relation to energy modeling, Scandinavian Innovation in Sustainable Design, Building for a Net Zero Carbon Future, and several other related to sustainability.

For the first time, POP // CAN // CRIT, a full-day symposium that will explore the education and emergence of architects in Canada is aligned in timing with the Festival 2019 schedule. Delegates will conveniently be able to add this option in the registration process.

Also for the first time, all Festival plenary sessions, tours, and workshops will be included in RAIC continuing education certificates.*

The Festival of Architecture is Canada’s premier annual gathering for leaders and emerging talents in architecture and design, students, faculty, and allied professionals. Don’t miss it!

* RAIC certificates are provided for the participants’ own personal use including proof of attendance as structured learning (where applicable), professional portfolio, activity tracking, curriculum vitae, etc.


Expanded Trade Show at the RAIC Festival of Architecture

The RAIC is now accepting trade show applications for Festival 2019 in Toronto in October. The trade show runs over three days, from a welcoming reception on Sunday, October 27 through the morning of October 29, which includes a networking breakfast. It’s a perfect opportunity to share your expertise and products with leaders in architecture and allied professionals.

Space is limited, so book a booth now, by using the online trade show booth application.


October 26, 2019
October 30, 2019