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Conference Returns March 2019

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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

September 18

Vertical Living In The City

High-density areas like condos towers have changed how residents live. What if we build around their needs?

September 25

Building Communities

Toronto's communities are always evolving in locations and demographics. What if we could support them better?

October 2

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 17, 2018

RIDEolution Boot Camp

RIDEolution Boot Camp is a three-hour workshop that aims to generate solutions to increasing transit ridership in Canada.
November 18, 2018

Canadian Transit Show

CUTA will hold its Annual Conference and Canadian Transit Show in Toronto, from November 18 to the 21.
November 19, 2018

Should Ranked Ballots Be Adopted Province Wide?

Is it time Toronto adopted a ranked ballot system to elect our city representation?

Central Talks Speakers

Tai Huynh

Editor-In-Chief, The Local

Julie Bogdanowicz

Architect & Urban Designer at City of Toronto

Cadence Weapon

Rapper & Producer

Carolyn Kim

Director, City Building at Pembina Institute

Jennifer Hiseler

Accessibility Specialist, Human Space

Taraneh Zarin

Volunteer Organizer, Free Transit Toronto

Annely Zonena

Senior Planner at City Of Toronto

Nicole Swerhun

Principal, Swerhun Inc.

Justine Abigail Yu

Founder & Editor, Living Hyphen

Ryan Adamson

M.A., York University

Summer 2018 Speakers

Tricia Wood
Professor of Geography, York University
Jonathan English
PhD Candidate, Columbia University
Julius Haag
PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
Ilana Altman
Director Of Programming, The Bentway
Gil Meslin
Land Use and Policy Planner, MCIP, RPP
Cheryll Case
Planner, CP Planning
Rishab Mehan
Planner, City of Toronto
Marina Queirolo
Senior Lead, Evergreen
Kevin Vuong
Founder, King Street Eats
Naama Blonder
Partner, Smart Density Architects
Cameron Dale
Project Manager - Public Markets, Evergreen
Phil Pothen
Land Use Planner

2018 Summer & Fall Event Photos

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