Registration is now open for the RAIC’s 2019 Festival of Architecture!

Join us for the 2019 Festival of Architecture from October 26 to 30, 2019 in Toronto,the fourth-largest city in North America, and possibly the world’s most global city. Also, don’t miss the RAIC International Prize Gala on the evening of October 25 – all at the Westin Harbour Castle on the Lake Ontario waterfront.

RAIC members always benefit from preferred rates, and a companion/retiree package is also available.

This year’s Festival continuing education program – including 22 sessions, 16 expert-led tours, and six plenaries – will help you keep up to date and grow your business. Find the full program at

Our host city of Toronto is featured in 16 architectural tours, from Toronto’s origins to a first-of-its-kind collaboration workspace of the future; from the recently restored and expanded Union Station to a Waterfront Revitalization Walking Tour.

Keynote speakers include Vishaan Chakrabarti, FAIA, the author of A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for an Urban America, who invites us to rethink global urban life in the 21st century.

Green is definitely a theme of this Festival, with sessions on Mid-rise and High-Rise Wood Construction, Performance-Driven Design in relation to energy modeling, Scandinavian Innovation in Sustainable Design, Building for a Net Zero Carbon Future, and several others related to sustainability.

For the first time, POP // CAN // CRIT, a full-day symposium that will explore the education and emergence of architects in Canada, is aligned in timing with Festival 2019.  Delegates will conveniently be able to add this option in the registration process.

Also for the first time, all Festival plenary sessions, tours, and workshops will be included in RAIC continuing education certificates.*

The Festival of Architecture is Canada’s premier annual gathering for leaders and emerging talents in architecture and design, students, faculty, and allied professionals. Don’t miss it!

Register by September 30 for best pricing:

* RAIC certificates are provided for the participants’ own personal use including proof of attendance as structured learning (where applicable), professional portfolio, activity tracking, curriculum vitae, etc.


The RAIC wishes to thank the following sponsors for their support of Festival 2019. We could not do this without you!







Event partner, sponsor - College of Fellows and Syllabus Convocation



Event Partner, sponsor of the College of Fellows Convocation Cocktail Reception, Festival Supporter for the College of Fellows Luncheon and Annual Business Meeting


Media Partner


Lanyard Sponsor