TOBuilt Internship Opportunity closes soon!

January 11, 2022 by Department of Art History

The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO) is looking for an intern to contribute to their TOBuilt database, specifically building knowledge on Toronto’s outer boroughs, including 1940s-1970s residential 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: TOBuilt, a publicly accessible online database. TOBuilt 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 the architecture of Toronto’s boroughs. This includes a particular focus on the residential architecture of the 1940s to 1970s. Essentially, this work will help to build knowledge of these under-represented areas in the TOBuilt database.

The intern 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.

Course code: FAH 481 H1
Department: Department of Art History
Prerequisites: Applicants should be in their third- or fourth-year of study.
Term: 2022 Winter Term (begins week of January 24)
Total hours: 96-120 (note: the duration may vary depending on the specific projects and in discussion with the partner organization; see individual posting for weekly expectations)

PLEASE NOTE: Applications must be submitted by Monday, January 17 at 11:59pm

For more information, including application instructions, please refer to the PDF iconFAH 481-ArtHistory_Internships_W22.pdf, or contact Dr. Jessica Mace at: