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RSVP now for Central Talks at The Bentway! Weekly events start Sept. 18.

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

September 25, 2018

Housing In Focus - Etobicoke

How can a human rights approach increase access to affordable housing?
September 26, 2018

The 2018 Mayoral Transit Debate

Join us at the 2018 Mayoral Transit Debate to hear mayoral candidates' plans about the transit issues that you care about.
October 12, 2018

Living Hyphen Magazine Launch Party

Join us for an evening of food, drink, and showcases from diverse artists featured in our magazine.

Past 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

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