January 13, 2020
REFERENCE is an annual symposium for landscape architects, designers, gardeners and trades. Learn to use ecosystem references in cities bearing the brunt of climate change. This one day session is a practical approach to develop, implement and maintain robust planting designs at all scales. Our task is a multigenerational project to build functional habitats in urban environments. 

Session 1: Guest Speakers
Opening remarks: Lorraine Johnson, Writer and Public Speaker

Post Glacial Succession: Sarah Finkelstein University of Toronto
Manitoulin Alvar: Kaitlin Richardson, Conservation Biologist, Nature Conservancy of Canada
Quarries: Ken Ursic, Ecologist - Beacon Environmental
Cliffs: Paul J. Richardson - University of Waterloo
Ravines: Stephen Smith, Arborist - Urban Forest Associates Inc.
Ecological Land Classification: Karen May, MLA, Plant Architect

Session 2: Workshop
Working groups will gain practical experience in using ecological references as a tool to produce plant species lists for a range of urban site conditions unique to Toronto while collaborating in an interdisciplinary setting. 

A post-event social will offer time to share event feedback, discussion and networking.
Friday February 21
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided


Ryerson University, George Vari Engineering and Computing Building (245 Church St)
Online registration is now open.
Please direct any questions to Myscha Stafford at myscha@landscapeontario.com 
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