How a Cohesive Architecture Policy Can Create a Better Built Environment

Photo: Toon Dreessen

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 - 19:00 to 20:00

An architecture policy for Canada will create a framework against which other policies can be tested, bringing together disparate approaches to create the built environment we aspire to.

“It’s not so much just about ugly buildings, but really about what the built environment says about us as a people,” Toon Dreessen told CBC Radio’s Ottawa Morning.

Join Toon who makes a compelling case for having consistent policies across different geographies and levels of government that will help make the case for heritage preservation, and help establish a model for improved appreciation of our cultural heritage.

The Lecture will be presented via ZOOM and Pre-Registration is required. 

Register by CLICKING HERE. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Toon Dreessen is a graduate of Carleton University and recipient of the Alpha Rho Chi medal. Toon is a member of the American Institute of Architects and was inducted into the RAIC College of Fellows in 2016 and the Order of DaVinci in 2020. He leads Architects DCA, the company and is responsible for award winning projects in infill development, laboratory, research, industrial and high profile projects. Architects DCA is a company with roots dating back more than 40 years and is ISO 9001:2015 Certified.

Toon served six years on OAA Committees and joined the Ontario Association of Architects Council where he served for six years, two as President. He continues to serve on various committees and boards.

Toon leads the company’s activism in the role of architecture in social justice, gender equity, fiscal responsibility and the role of architects in strategic, visionary, and thoughtful planning. Toon is a recognized public speaker and published author in local and national media including CBC Radio, the Globe and Mail and Ottawa Citizen.

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Presented via ZOOM | Pre-Registration Required
Ottawa, ON