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Our City, Our Spaces: Adaptive Reuse for Community Benefit
Start Date: 1/30/2018Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Date: 1/30/2018End Time: 8:30 PM
Event Description:

How can we make our cities great places to live, work, and play? Our cities thrive when we design them for the needs and interests of our communities.

Mid-sized cities have a unique trait – many are full of underutilized physical assets such as vacant storefronts, abandoned factories, or old post offices that can be used by and for the community. Leaders in mid-sized cities have started applying new approaches to reanimating, reinvigorating and innovating in these spaces.

Join us on Jan. 30, 2018 for a tour of some of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus buildings. Explore a former public library, bank and hotel, all repurposed to serve as campus buildings.

The tour will be followed by a panel discussion with four community leaders on how Ontario’s mid-sized cities are transforming underutilized public spaces. We will follow up these talks with a question period to engage with speakers directly.

This event complements a report, Our City, Our Spaces (PDF, 7.2MB), which explores the adaptive reuse of four spaces in Hamilton, Peterborough, Kitchener and Brantford.

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.


  • Jay Carter, Hamilton Program Manager, Evergreen
  • Avvey Peters, Vice President Partnerships, Communitech
  • Andi van Koeverden, Director of Strategic Advancement, The Mount Community Centre
  • Antonio Araujo, Assistant Vice-President, Campus Operations and Risk Management, Wilfrid Laurier University Moderator
  • Sonja Macdonald, Principal, Civicplan


Register for the event.

Location Information:
73 George Street
Brantford, Ontario N3T 2Y3

Brantford - Research and Academic Centre - West
Room: RCW 002
Contact Information:
Name: Chrissy Novikow
Phone: 5613
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