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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

A free weekly speaker series bringing expert analysis of urban issues to a new outdoor venue at The Bentway.

September 25

A free weekly speaker series bringing expert analysis of urban issues to a new outdoor venue at The Bentway.

October 2

A free weekly speaker series bringing expert analysis of urban issues to a new outdoor venue at The Bentway.

Upcoming Community Events

August 19, 2018

August Open Streets TO

Open Streets TO opens streets to people by briefly coming them to cars so we can play in the streets and meet our neighbours.
August 25, 2018

The Bentway Block Party

The Bentway completes Phase 1 with the Opening of the Strachan Gate and the Launch of the Fall Season with a FREE All-Day, All-Ages Block Party!
September 5, 2018

Toronto’s Streets At A Crossroads

An interactive panel discussion exploring solutions to enhance road safety in Toronto with experts, designers, policy makers and thought leaders.

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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