Twenty + Change 01

The first edition of Twenty + Change debuted in 2007 as an exhibition of Toronto's contemporary architecture, landscape, and urban design projects, held in conjunction with the City of Toronto's Festival of Architecture and Design. Twenty + Change exhibited built, in-the-works, and speculative projects by twenty-one designers and firms working in Toronto. The intention of the exhibition was to showcase work by emerging practices and designers who have yet to receive widespread public and media attention for their speculative or completed work.

The level of professional and public interest in the Twenty + Change concept and the work of Toronto’s emerging designers was incredible. The exhibition received considerable local and national media coverage and travelled to numerous venues in Toronto, as well as to Cambridge and Vancouver.

Special thanks to the dedicated group of organizers who conceived of and invested an extensive amount of time to bring this project to fruition: Meg Graham, Andre D'Elia, Drew Sinclair, Rob Downey and Thomas Nemeskeri of superkül inc | architect.

Exhibition Venues

Selected Practices

All selections were recommended by a curatorial committee comprised of: George Baird, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto; Shirley Blumberg, Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects; Antonio Gomez-Palacio, Chair, Toronto Society of Architects; and Elyse Parker, Project Manager, Clean and Beautiful City Secretariat, City of Toronto.


Twenty + Change would like to thank the following sponsors who generously helped make the Twenty + Change 01 exhibition and publication possible:

Publication Sponsors

Canada Council for the Arts

Supporting Sponsors

Poole Construction Leaders

The PCL family of companies is a group of independent construction companies working out of major offices in 27 locations across Canada, United States and the Bahamas. These companies form the largest general contracting organization in Canada and the 10th largest in the United States, with an annual construction volume approaching $5 billion.

A.W. Hooker Associates Ltd.

AWHAL has provided quantity surveying and costing consulting services to a wide range of clients for all types of construction projects since the company was founded in 1975.

Daniels School of Architecture

Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects

Moriyama + Teschima Architects

Moriyama & Teshima is an internationally renowned Canadian architecture, planning and landscape architecture company. They strive to seamlessly integrate building and site, creating environments that demonstrate their unwavering enthusiasm and commitment to caring for people and nature.

Exhibition Print Sponsor

Midtown Reproductions

The leadership team of Wade-Tech and Midtown consist of three managing partners who collectively have more that 60 years of experience in the engineering document printing business.

Exhibition Sponsors

Blackwell Bowick Partnership Limited

Blackwell Bowick Partnership Limited provides structural engineering services to architects, developers and building owners. The firm aims to provide structural solutions that combine economy with creative conceptual design, based on their unique past experience.

Midtown Reproductions

Ciot is one of Canada's largest importers and distributors of stone tiles and slabs with a vast selection of exclusive, high-end ceramic tiles and private imports from Italy.

Harbridge + Cross Limited

Harbridge + Cross Limited has been providing all forms of construction services for over 35 years. From cutting edge manufacturing plants to high end interior design our people bring dreams to reality.

Nelson Industrial

Since 1973 Nelson Industrial has been designing and manufacturing high-quality, precision-fabricated metal products for clients throughout North America. Nelson manufactures a comprehensive range of standard and customized products through five divisions: Access Doors, Architectural Products, Automotive, Contract Manufacturing and Storage Products.

Stone Tile

Stone Tile is the foremost authority on exotic and exclusive tiles, including porcelain, limestone, ceramic, travertine, slate, marble, glass and aluminum. Believing that tiles are to the design world what fabrics are to haute couture, Stone Tile helps clients appreciate the beauty and practicality of natural and man-made stones, while inspiring ideas for incorporating them into any environment.

Toronto Society of Architects

Established in 1887, the Toronto Society of Architects is a non-profit volunteer organization of local architects and the local Chapter of the Ontario Association of Architects.

Festival of Architecture

The Festival of Architecture and Design held during the month of May celebrates the design and the designers of Toronto.

Midtown Reproductions

MMM Group Limited offers industry leadership in project management, the provision of comprehensive multidisciplinary planning and engineering services, environmental initiatives, transportation infrastructure and advanced geomatics applications.


Hugo Boss

HUGO BOSS – the name denotes success, perfection and a style that transcends international borders. The HUGO BOSS brands encompass all key fashion areas, ranging from classic clothing, evening and leisurewear to functional sportswear and complementary accessories.

Gladstone Hotel

The Gladstone Hotel is a unique urban hotel providing both travelers and Torontonians with a truly authentic experience of the local creative culture.


Barzelle Designs is a Canadian company that partners with customers for the purpose of developing, designing, manufacturing and distributing innovative products.