On Thursday, April 27, the Mod Club in downtown Toronto was rocking as Smith + Andersen and Footprint hosted the fifth annual Eco Jam, a rock show featuring talented musicians and budding rock stars from within the local architecture, engineering and construction industry.
Funds raised through sponsorship and ticket sales from the event go to Forests Ontario, a not-for-profit organization working with provincial agencies and volunteers dedicated to the re-greening of Ontario.
“We planted 3,463 trees and also gave away thousands of bee-friendly wildflower seeds,” notes EcoJam organizer, Lana MacInnes of S+A.
Since the first show in 2013, the event has raised enough funds to directly contribute to the planting of well over 10,000 trees.
Event sponsors this year included: EllisDon, B+H Architects, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Entuitive, Guild Electric, PCL Agile, Plan Group, Perkins + Will, RJC Engineers, Quadrangle and Zeidler.
James Mallinson of Perkins + Will rockin’ and Jive Talkin’ at EcoJam 2017
The sold out show, held during earth week, featured 14 bands covering a broad range of classics and modern hits.
Performers at the show represented a range of industry firms including: Bentall Kennedy, B+H, CS&P, Diamond Schmitt, Dialog, EllisDon, Entuitive, HOK, Humphries, IBI Group, Montgomery Sisam, Moriyama & Teshima, Norr, PCL, Perkins+Will, Quadrangle and more.
A gallery of photos and videos can be found here.