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
November 21, 2018
Regional Transit Summit
our annual day of discussion and advocacy, on Nov 21, will bring together international and local experts to help shape the transit uploading agenda.
November 22, 2018
Stories of Home
What does it look like to create a world where everyone has a home?
November 26, 2018
King Street Pilot - One Year In
This open meeting is an opportunity to share your experience of the King Street Pilot after one year since its implementation in November 2017.
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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Central's mission is to educate residents through expert analysis of urban issues and create a better city for everyone.