Tall Wood Symposium

Join us March 28th, Registration now open!

Complete schedule now available: Tall Wood Symposium Schedule

Paramount Event Centre

222 Rowntree Dairy Rd, Woodbridge, ON L4L 9T2

Education Session running from 8:30AM-4:30PM

Eventbrite - Tall Wood Symposium

Sponsorship and Exhibits available!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Key Note Address!

Michael Green, Principal, AIBC, FRAIC, AIA of MGA, Vancouver, BC

Michael is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He founded MGA to focus on progressive architecture, research, education and innovation. His work is diverse in scale, building types and locations. With projects around the world and a team of 25 designers, Michael is vested in helping build healthier communities through architecture, interiors, landscape, and urban design. His work includes private residences, retail and restaurants, airports, academic, cultural, commercial and institutional buildings. Michael’s hands on approach includes several public art installations and at times the direct construction of components within his projects. Michael’s and MGA’s awards include a 2014 Governor General Award, IIDA Project of the Year, and several AIBC, Lieutenant-Governor, and North American Wood Design Awards. Michael is particularly known for his research, leadership and advocacy in promoting the use of wood in the built environment. Watch Michael’s 2013 TED talk to learn more.

Hear from members of the Brock Commons project team!

Brock Commons is an innovative tall wood student residence under construction at the University of British Columbia (UBC), scheduled to be finished in 2017. Once complete, Brock Commons will be one of the tallest mass timber hybrid structures of its kind in the world at 18 storeys in height.

Many other exciting sessions to be announced!

The winners of the 2016 Ontario Wood WORKS! Wood Design Awards have been announced!

A select group of Ontario’s leading architects, engineers, and project teams received Wood Design Awards tonight at the 16th annual Wood WORKS! celebration in Toronto.  The awards honour people and organizations that, through design excellence, advocacy, and innovation, are advancing the use of wood in all types of construction.

“We are pleased to recognize excellence in modern architecture, and to honour leadership in wood design and construction through the Wood Design Award program,” said Marianne Berube, executive director of the Ontario Wood WORKS! program. “The winning projects of this year’s program showcase the many benefits of wood construction such as sustainability, versatility, and cost-effectiveness.”

Ontario Wood WORKS! presented 13 awards at the event. Ten awards went to specific wood projects and three were given to professionals for contributions to the building industry that advance the case for wood design and construction.



OAA Members: You Can Earn Structured Learning Units at www.woodworkselearning.com

Our free online courses – found at www.woodworkselearning.com – are self-paced and available 24/7. We have assembled a prestigious international faculty of Architects, Engineers, Researchers and Educators to present online modules that provide you with the most current information on wood materials, design and applications.  Click HERE to browse the course catalogue.


Welcome to Ontario Wood WORKS!

“Our goal is to promote the use of wood and wood products in construction projects, and to acknowledge the contribution of wood-use advocates and industry leaders.”


“Notre objectif est de promouvoir l’utilisation du bois et des produits du bois dans les projets de construction, et de reconnaître la contribution de nos champions et des leaders de l’industrie.”


Pour obtenir du  support en français, veuillez cliquer ici: http://cwc.ca/index.php/fr/