Urban Planner: January 24, 2012
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Urban Planner: January 24, 2012

In this Urban Planner: find out how to get bought by Google, do a solid for humanity and plan out the future, be part of a live album, and explore as Toronto Design Week continues.

Will your technological innovation get picked up by Google? Photo by {a href=http://www.flickr.com/photos/jwjensen/4657809506/in/pool-torontoist}Josh Jensen{/a} from the {a href=http://www.flickr.com/groups/torontoist/}Torontoist Flickr Pool{/a}.

TECHNOLOGY: In the age of the internet, building a company or selling an innovation has never been easier (or faster). “Getting Bought by Google: Or another technology heavyweight” is a discussion about what it takes to be picked up or noticed by the big dogs—which may be of interest to entrepreneurs in all fields. MaRS Studio (101 College Street), 12 p.m.–1:30 p.m., FREE.

THE FUTURE: How far in advance do you usually plan? A day? A week? A month? How about 10 years? “Designing a Future for our Future” is a workshop which challenges participants to think ahead—way ahead—and co-create a possible vision for humanity. Design Exchange (234 Bay Street), 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m., PWYC.

MUSIC: Have you ever noticed that in live concert albums, there’s always one person in the audience background who’s singing themselves hoarse? The time has come for you to be that person. Corin Raymond and the Sundowners are hosting a gig and a fundraiser for their live album—which they are asking you to donate to in… Canadian Tire money. TRANZAC (292 Brunswick Avenue), 7:30 p.m., $15.

DESIGN WEEK: Toronto Design Week 2012 runs from January 23–29, and has a multitude of related events under its loosely defined umbrella. The Toronto Design Offsite Festival collects many of them together on their site, including events at the Design Exchange and Gladstone Hotel; Do Design 2012 has events along Dundas Street West from January 26–29, and the week climaxes with the Interior Design Show 2012 from January 26–29. Design Edge Canada has many of the week’s highlights listed here.

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