TO Built

The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO) is looking for an intern to contribute to their TOBuilt database’s ongoing project documenting the city’s missing middle architecture.

Brief description of organization:

The role of the ACO has been to set the stage for conservation advocacy through public education. Our public information efforts have evolved from public events and publishing books and magazines, to development of our most significant research project to date: TO Built, a publicly accessible online database. TO Built offers a means of recording all property in Toronto, including photographs, research, drawings, and links to other, external sources of information. The database is open source and provides an opportunity for anyone with information to share it with others. We hope that consolidating community research will facilitate protection for future generations!

Description of placement:

Internship responsibilities would include photographing, researching and documenting pre-war low-rise apartment buildings, duplexes/triplexes, converted mansions and other buildings which represent a distinct building typology designed to sensitively increase density while maintaining a neighbourhood’s character. Interns will be joining a team of heritage researchers, working alongside city heritage planners and consultants. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in historic architecture, heritage and urban planning! 

The student intern may also have opportunities to participate in and engage with other ACO operations.

Special Requirements for a student placed in this organization: While most of the internship would take place remotely, the ideal candidate would be based in Toronto in order to assist with photographing Toronto buildings.

Timing or hours of placement: 8-10 hours per week.

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