Torontonians and downtown visitors will be able to glimpse of the skyline of their future for the next seven days during the free Toronto of the Future Showcase at Metro Hall.
The event opened this morning (June 25) and continues through July 1 at the 55 John St., building. It’s the third appearance for the biennial showcase in Toronto, building on a tradition which started in Montreal over a decade ago.
The two previous Toronto editions of this event were held in the same venue in 2015 and 2017 and were a “resounding success” according to organizers.
The showcase features about 25 exhibitors, many of whom are showcasing multiple projects. They include many of Toronto’s largest ongoing commercial, residential, public and infrastructure projects.
The event is co-hosted in collaboration with the City of Toronto, and the presenting sponsors are Mizrahi Developments and The One Residences.
The displays and presentations will feature groundbreaking 3D scale models, illustrations, renderings and virtual presentations from top architects, contractors, developers and government agencies, including the City Planning Division of the City of Toronto.
They’ll include projects which are currently under construction as well as developments at various stages of the planning and approval processes.
Among the exhibitors and presenters are the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, East Harbour, CIBC SQUARE (Ivanhoé Cambridge/Hines), Moriyama & Teshima Architects, Raw Design, Quadrangle Architects, Forge Media & Design, Urban Toronto / Skyrise Cities, Howland Green Homes, Skale Developments, SmartPixel, SvN Architects + Planners, Toronto Lands/Capital Developments, WZMH Architects, Blackwell Structural Engineers, Nieuport Aviation – Passenger Terminal Owner at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Kirkor Architects, and Cumulus Architects.
Thousands of visitors are expected to tour the showcase, in addition to the many people who pass through Metro Hall every day.
Opening hours for Toronto of the Future are: Tuesday June 25, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Wednesday June 26, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday June 27, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday June 28, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday June 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday June 30, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Monday July 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.