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Central is an expert-led speaker series about improving Toronto's communities by examining systemic urban issues.
Central Talks at The Bentway
Vertical Living In The City
High-density areas like condos towers have changed how residents live. What if we build around their needs?
Toronto's communities are always evolving in locations and demographics. What if we could support them better?
Social Justice In Toronto
Toronto faces unique barriers to create a more fair society. What if we made justice a priority?
Upcoming Community Events
October 15, 2018
Uploading The Subway To The Province
Featruing Former Chief City Planner Paul Bedford, Dr. Eric Miller, and Brian Kelcey.
October 24, 2018
Global City for Who?
A public talk and moderated discussion featuring Dr. Kofi Hope and Hasi Mohamed. Moderated by Sara Mojtehedzadeh.
November 6, 2018
Social Capital Research Report Launch
This benchmarking study measures the vibrancy of social networks, and the extent to which individuals and communities reply upon one another.
Central Talks Speakers
Editor-In-Chief, The Local
Architect & Urban Designer at City of Toronto
Rapper & Producer
Director, City Building at Pembina Institute
Accessibility Specialist, Human Space
Volunteer Organizer, Free Transit Toronto
Senior Planner at City Of Toronto
Principal, Swerhun Inc.
Justine Abigail Yu
Founder & Editor, Living Hyphen
M.A., York University
Summer 2018 Speakers
Professor of Geography, York University
PhD Candidate, Columbia University
PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
Director Of Programming, The Bentway
Land Use and Policy Planner, MCIP, RPP
Planner, CP Planning
Planner, City of Toronto
Senior Lead, Evergreen
Founder, King Street Eats
Partner, Smart Density Architects
Project Manager - Public Markets, Evergreen
Land Use Planner
2018 Summer & Fall Event Photos
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