Track 6: INTEGRATING OLD AND NEW – BUILDINGS, DISTRICTS, and LANDSCAPES / Volet 6: Intégrer l’ancien et le nouveau – Immeubles, quartiers et paysages

Discussant – Observations of an Advocate Architect

Friday, October 13
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Catherine Nasmith

Catherine Nasmith is a practicing architect specializing in heritage research, planning and restoration. She is past president of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario—where under her leadership the number of branches more than doubled—, past chair of the Toronto Preservation Board, and a founder of the Doors Open program in Canada. She is the recipient of the Heritage Canada Foundation’s 2006 Journalism Prize as publisher of the bi-weekly e-bulletin Built Heritage News, which has over 1,800 subscribers across Canada. Catherine is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, the recipient of the 2005 Ontario Association of Architects Order of da Vinci Medal for service to the community and the profession, the 2010 Jane Jacobs Prize winner, as well as a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for her work on behalf of Ontario’s heritage. Catherine has also been recognized with awards from Heritage Toronto, the Toronto Society of Architects, and the Muskoka Heritage Foundation. She is particularly proud of the recently completed Alton Mill project, which has received awards from the National Trust for Canada and the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals.


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Stephen Robinson, MA, CAHP

Senior Heritage Planner
City of Guelph

Stephen Robinson holds an MA in Art & Architectural History (Concordia University), a Certificate in Heritage Planning (University of Waterloo) and is a CAHP professional member with many years of experience as a heritage planner and consultant in the public and private realms. Stephen has been the Senior Heritage Planner at the City of Guelph since 2009 providing research, policy and technical advice relating to the conservation of cultural heritage resources in the development application process. Stephen maintains the City of Guelph’s Municipal Register of Cultural Heritage Properties, manages the heritage review and heritage permit application processes and is the staff liaison to Heritage Guelph the City’s municipal heritage committee. Before settling in Guelph, Stephen was the Cultural Heritage Coordinator at the City of Vaughan and a co-author of the City of Brantford’s Heritage Inventory.


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