As Toronto’s reputation as a prosperous, globally-relevant metropolis grows, the city’s lurking poverty and growing socio-economic divisions are too often ignored. The Local (www.thelocal.to) is an urban health magazine that tells smart, in-depth stories that bring out the unique characteristics of different parts of Toronto, gives voice to those who are marginalized and unheard, and ignites conversations about how Toronto can be a world-class city for all. In this talk, editor-in-chief Tai Huynh will draw from The Local’s body of writing to bring into sharp focus the forces that are ailing Torontonians in different neighbourhoods, and what people are doing about it.
Tai Huynh is editor-in-chief of TheLocal.to, a Toronto-based urban health magazine. He is also Creative Director at OpenLab, a design and innovation studio at Toronto General Hospital.
Tai specializes in working with people from marginalized communities to explore complex challenges at the intersection of health and urbanism, and to co-create solutions to those challenges. He has a Master of Design from OCAD University, an MBA from York University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto.