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Media Coverage

January 27, 2017
The Bulletin

Viewpoint: A watery new museum for lakefront Toronto?

Museums are again in the wind in Toronto.

There has long been a need for a Museum of Toronto to locate large collections about the city’s history. That would attract mostly Torontonians.

An even better variant on that would be an “urban museum,” one that gives visitors from everywhere a sense of many actual and possible cities, from the past and into the future, a part of which would be dedicated to Toronto alone. Toronto, after all, is one of the most efficient examples of large and rapid urbanization in the world. That is our strength.

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January 19, 2017
Times of India

Work on Science City project begins

A Science City in Patna may soon become a reality with work on constructing the boundary wall around its earmarked plot of over 20.48 acres between the Premchand Rangshala and Moin-ul-Haq Stadium in Rajendra Nagar beginning on January 10.

According to state science and technology department sources, Canada-based Lord Cultural Resources has prepared the master plan for the project while the bidding process for selection of architects to prepare its design is likely to commence in February. Targeted to be completed in three years, the Science City is to come up at a cost of Rs 200 crore.


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December 30, 2016
The Globe and Mail

Let’s bring Canada’s Charter back to where it belongs – in Winnipeg

Something has gone missing at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg: the Proclamation of the Constitution Act, 1982. Gail Lord, the Toronto-based consultant who was a key figure in the creation and planning of the CMHR, has a great idea.

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November 25, 2016
CTV Toronto

Old City Hall

Unlike many great cities, Toronto doesn't have a "city museum". Maybe that's about to change. Our own Sean Stanwick (Director, Facility Planning) is involved in the discussion.

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November 21, 2016
Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art

Making Space, Changing Space - Black People and New Museums by Ngaire Blankenberg

When it comes to representing and collecting images and stories of black people, most museums have a long way to go. But while the collection and the exhibitions are important ways to demonstrate the presence of black people in art, history, and science, is this enough? Black people and people of color are under-represented as visitors to museums.

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November 4, 2016
CBC News

No 'view tax' needed to pay for Rail Deck Park, Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat says

Gail Dexter Lord, co-president of Lord Cultural Resources, agrees the capital costs are taken care of by Section 37 and other tools, but she says people who live close to parks benefit, so they should help pay for it.

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November 1, 2016
Toronto Metro

Is it time to charge for views in the 6ix?: Toronto expert pitches plan to charge for scenic vistas 
Gail Dexter Lord says the City of Toronto should be capitalizing on the views created by public spaces and cultural institutions.

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October 31, 2016
Business Wire

Four Freedoms Park Conservancy Announces Leadership Transition and Strategic Direction Through 2020

Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel, founder of Four Freedoms Park Conservancy, announced today the completion of a three-year strategic plan for the organization. Funded by Alphawood Foundation Chicago, the plan, designed with consultants Lord Cultural Resources, sets the stage for Four Freedoms Park.

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October 5, 2016
The New York Times

A Museum About Rights, and a Legacy of Uncomfortable Canadian Truths

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg has become a symbol of the contradictions between the nation’s modern multicultural identity and what critics say is an unreconciled legacy of human rights violations against indigenous peoples that continue to this day.

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June 16, 2016
Luxury Retreats magazine

Style and Substance: Museum Maestro, Gail Dexter Lord

Gail Lord talks about travel, life on the road and why culture is central to our humanity.

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