An evening of fine dining, friendship and learning
The Renew Hamilton Speaker Series is set to launch under the title Conversations with Christopher Hume and Guests.
Mr. Hume is an urban affairs columnist with The Toronto Star and an acclaimed national media commentator. He is an advocate for promoting Canadian cities – including Hamilton – as key drivers of economic, social and environmental progress in an age of ideas and innnovation (see biography below).
We are introducing an exclusive series of salon dinners devoted to inspired urban environments. The purpose is to help promote the regeneration of Hamilton’s built and natural environments, particularly in our downtown and adjacent neighbourhoods. The series is sponsored in part by Labourers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA).
Our inaugural event, titled Discovering the Obvious, takes place on THURSDAY JUNE 14 at Liuna Station.
OVERVIEW of JUNE 14 THEME
Top designers have a near magical ability to transform urban blight to beauty. Success comes from putting people first while integrating existing built and natural assets into fresh and surprising combinations. The results are simple and elegant urban designs that lead to sustainable cities for the future. Christopher and guests will explore the power of urban design in the grand art and science of modern city building. The evening will feature a discussion on international best practices as well as links to Hamilton-based projects, including The Gore Master Plan and the waterfront.
Christopher’s guests on June 14 will be:
Dieter Grau, Partner, Atelier Dreiseitl (Germany)
Ken Greenberg, Principal, Greenberg Consultants Inc. (Toronto)
Wayne McCutcheon, Founding Partner, Entro | G+A (Toronto)
Rebecca Beatty, Principal, RBA (Hamilton)
CLICK HERE for more details on guests
LIMITED SPACE – REGISTER TODAY
$95 per person or $175 a couple | Includes a gourmet meal, fine wines and musical entertainment
Whitney Simmons 905-522-1151 x 237 | firstname.lastname@example.org
About Christopher Hume
Christopher Hume is the architecture critic and urban issues columnist of the Toronto Star. In 2009, he won a National Newspaper Award, Canada’s highest award in print journalism, for his columns about architecture and urban affairs. Since the 1980s, when he began working for the Star, he has received five NNA nominations. In 2009, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada gave Hume its President’s Award for Architectural Journalism. He has also received a certificate of appreciation from the Ontario Association of Architects. His book, William James’ Toronto Views, won a Toronto Heritage Award in 2000 and in 2004 he received a Landscape Ontario award. Hume was named Toronto’s best newspaper columnist by NOW magazine in 2005 and Eye magazine in 2006. In 2009, Hume hosted and wrote a one‐hour special about Canadian cities for CBC TV’s flagship series, The Nature of Things. He appears frequently on radio and television as a commentator on city issues. Born in England in 1951, he came to Canada as a child. He was educated at the University of Toronto and Glendon College. Known as a champion of cities and the arts, Hume lives in downtown Toronto.
VIDEO CLIP Watch the video below to experience Christopher’s passion for urban development and conversational style …