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Timetable Pre-Congress Toronto

Thursday May 21, 2009

Daytime Come to Toronto early and visit the city’s non-Deco attractions, including Art Gallery of Ontario renovation by Frank Gehry; Gardiner Museum (ceramics); Eaton Centre (shopping); Toronto City Hall; Distillery Historic District and more!
Afternoon Attendees arrive in Toronto; check in to Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front Street West
4:00 to 6:00 PM REGISTRATION in hotel lobby
6:00 to 10:00 PM INFORMAL RECEPTION in hotel (cash bar)

Friday May 22, 2009

9:15 to 10:30 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST at The Carlu (in Clipper Room); hopefully tour the fully restored 1930 Round Room restaurant and Eaton Auditorium
10:30 AM to Noon DOWNTOWN ART DECO WALKING TOUR, Part 1 – includes Maple Leaf Gardens; former TD Bank; former Ontario Hydro Building; Carr Hall and former St. Basil’s College (by Ernest Cormier); Cloverhill Apartments
Lunch On your own (recommendations provided)
2:00 to 4:00 PM DOWNTOWN ART DECO WALKING TOUR, Part 2 (begins at Royal York) – includes Prudential House; former Toronto Stock Exchange; Bank of Nova Scotia; Concourse Building
4:00 to 6:30 PM FREE TIME – Suggestions include Gardiner Museum (ceramics); Art Gallery of Ontario; shopping on Bloor Street or Queen Street West
6:30 to 11:00 PM ART DECO DINNER-DANCE: Imperial Room (fully restored 1929 ballroom) at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel – Dress: vintage of the period or evening attire
6:30 to 7:30 COCKTAIL RECEPTION (cash bar)
7:30 to 8:30 BUFFET DINNER
8:30 to 11:00 DANCING to the Toronto All-Star Big Band, a 17-piece band playing hit numbers from the 1920s and 30s

Saturday May 23, 2009

Breakfast On your own (recommendations provided)
Drive past such landmarks as Automotive Building & Horse Palace at CNE; former Eglinton Theatre; Garden Court Apartments; former Postal Delivery Building. Includes box lunch on lawn of R.C. Harris Filtration Plant, overlooking Lake Ontario
2:00 to 3:30 PM Curatorial tour of ART DECO: FROM THE BERNARD & SYLVIA OSTRY COLLECTION at the Royal Ontario Museum. The ROM owns more pieces of Lalique glass than any North American museum.
3:30 to 4:30 PM AFTERNOON TEA (Location to be determined)
4:30 onwards FREE TIME – Suggestions include visiting other Toronto buildings through Doors Open (10th anniversary series of open-houses at many local buildings, theme is ‘Literary City’
on your own (recommendations provided)

Sunday May 24, 2009

Travel to Montreal.