Top Glass Conference & Expo 2023

Top Glass is Canada’s industry event for the commercial glazing industry. Hosted by Glass Canada magazine, Top Glass brings glazing contractors, curtain wall manufacturers, storefront fabricators, architects and building engineers together for a day of education, networking and review of the latest technology. Top Glass offers four one-hour sessions that can qualify towards continuing education credits.

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  • Earn continuing education credits
  • Network with industry professionals
  • Browse the latest technology


  • Architects and building engineers
  • Glazing contractors
  • Curtain wall and commercial storefront fabricators
Mark Jacobson, Market Manager for Kuraray America, talks about the new mobile apps that help to select the appropriate interlayer for laminated glass and talks about what's new in Kuraray. Kuraray's Advanced Interlayer Solutions Division has upcoming products to be released to the laminated glass market for you to enjoy greater design freedom with solutions that cover safety, security, color, and sound insulation.


Andrew Crosby
principal at RJC Engineers
Claudio Sacilotto
Director of Engineering, Novatech Patio Doors
David Collins
partner at Zeidler Architecture
Heather Sakai
Ontario Territory Sales Manager & Architectural Design Manager for Guardian Glass
Luc Paquet
Architectural Representative at Unicel Architectural Corp.

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Top Glass is Canada’s industry event for the commercial glazing industry.

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FULL CIRCLE: The promise of wood glazed facades for tomorrow’s energy-efficient buildings

Presenter: Luc Paquet, Architectural Representative at Unicel Architectural Corp.

New technology and engineering are intersecting with a new understanding of the carbon footprint of building materials to create an opportunity for perhaps the oldest building material of all: wood. Luc Paquet of Unicel, developers of a Passive House-certified timber curtainwall product, shares what they have learned about constructing glazed facades out of wood that previously could only be executed in aluminum. His presentation goes inside the design, engineering and installation of the modular product, with looks at actual project cases and the science behind it all.


Networking Break


But How Does It Look?: Principles of colour, reflectivity and transmittance in architectural glass

Presenter: Heather Sakai, Guardian Glass

Time to get back to basics with a discussion of the esthetics of glass and how façade designers can achieve the look and visual performance they want with today’s glazing technology. But this isn’t your dad’s glass colour discussion – innovations like large format glazing, advanced low-E coatings and PVB lamination translate to cost efficiency, energy savings, safety and noise reduction, making things possible we wouldn’t have contemplated before. Class is in session with Guardian’s architectural design manager for the Toronto area, Heather Sakai. Heather will go over the science around glass visual performance and offer some inspiring studies of great looks achieved.


Lunch break


OGMA Awards of Excellence

Join the Ontario Glass and Metal Association in celebrating our industry’s amazing achievements with its Awards for Excellence. The Awards for Excellence are annual awards that recognize excellence in the design and execution of a building that incorporates the use of architectural glass and metal. One award is presented in each category, Design and Execution. Any member of the OGMA in good standing may submit as many nominations as they wish. Projects nominated will be reviewed by a panel of judges consisting of one OGMA director and two practicing architects.

Skylight Geek Out: A deep dive into refurbishing the Eaton Centre’s Galleria glass roof

  • Andrew Crosby, RJC
  • David Collins, Zeidler Architecture
The galleria skylight roof at the CF Toronto Eaton Centre is on of the most iconic and familiar pieces of structural glazing in Canada. Built in 1977, it now requires a complete replacement to address 50 years of wear-and-tear and bring it up to modern standards for energy performance and maintenance. The design and operational challenges of executing this high-profile project over an operating retail space are daunting, but Zeidler Architecture and RJC Engineers have tackled them with a number of truly remarkable technical innovations. Perhaps more remarkable is the level of detail and expertise our presenters, Andrew Crosby and David Collins, bring to this comprehensive study of every aspect of the skylight's design and installation. Big panels to reduce the number of cross-members? Check. Thermally broken patch fittings? Check. New pressure caps to avoid wet glazing? Check. Invisible button system? Check. Heat sinks to prevent condensation? Check. Glass nerds, get ready for a level of glazing engineering discussion that will have you on the edge of your seats.



Networking Break


The Priority Blender: The impact on embodied carbon on how we think about climate-friendly glazing

Presenter: Claudio Sacilotto, Sunview Patio Doors

For at least 20 years, the emphasis for environmentally conscious building envelope designers has been reduction in operational carbon emissions by making facades airtight and more insulating. After years of investment in R&D, the glass industry has the technical capability to meet government goals for net zero construction. But now focus is shifting to the impact of carbon emissions created by the manufacture, fabrication, installation, maintenance and disposal of building components, and soon government codes will call for measures of these “embodied carbon” contributors to climate change. Novatech engineer and Glass Canada columnist, Claudio Sacilotto, will explain how embodied carbon changes the calculation for what constitutes “climate-friendly” glazing, and the trade-offs designers will need to balance when specifying the high-performance designs of the future.



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The International Centre – Mississauga, ON

6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON L4V 1E8


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