Heritage Matters in Conversation

Thursday, November 28, 2019 from 3 to 10 p.m.

The Factory

Rethink. Revitalize. Renew.

Join the Ontario Heritage Trust and special guests on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at The Factory – a former industrial building in London, Ontario turned indoor adventure park – for an evening event, with keynote address by renowned urban planner Joe Berridge and panel discussion on the intersection of community, culture, place and economy.

An afternoon bus tour will also be offered that will celebrate and share innovative conservation achievements in London and broaden thinking about possibilities for our treasured heritage places.

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About this event

Keynote and panel discussion details:

Keynote speaker: Joe Berridge (Urban Strategies), Adjunct Professor in Geography and Planning (University of Toronto) and author of Perfect City

Moderator: Glyn Bowerman (Spacing Radio)

Panel discussion: Panelists will provide different and innovative perspectives about how and why heritage places are not only integral to economic revitalization, but also to the identity of communities. Panelists are:

  • Morag Kloeze: Brewmaster, Mudtown Station Brewery and Restaurant, Owen Sound
  • Alissa Golden: Heritage Project Specialist, City of Hamilton
  • Steve Cordes: Executive Director, Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU), London
  • Doran Ritchie: Infrastructure and Resources Manager, Saugeen Ojibway Nation

Followed by a networking social with local sector and industry leaders about the unique ways that heritage places are activated and celebrated. Free refreshments and cash bar.

When: 6 p.m. (doors open) | Program: 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Tickets: $20 | Students $15

Afternoon bus tour

When: 3 to 5 p.m. | Tickets: $10

Meeting point and departure: The Factory

Participants will visit four innovative adaptive-reuse and community revitalization projects around the city of London, and take inspiration from the creative use of these heritage places. The bus tour is organized by the London Region branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario. Only 40 spots are available for this bus tour, so get your tickets soon!

Presenting sponsor:

Urban Strategies logo

Event sponsors:

CI Institutional logoDowntown Auto Group logoGolder logoJD Strachan logoTimmins Martelle logo

For more information, contact us by email or call 416-325-5016.


The Factory
100 Kellogg Lane
London, Ontario