Thanks to all the attendees and speakers for 3 amazing weeks of Central Talks! Read the summaries.


Central Talks - Barriers To Social Justice Wrap-Up

October 11, 2018 9:45 AM
For a second week, we went inside to the Fort York Visitors Centre and had an intimate discussion about Toronto's barriers to social justice.

Central Talks - Community Building Wrap-Up

October 11, 2018 9:45 AM
The topic was communities and our speakers used the opportunity to explore the topic through three distinct lenses: creating space for inclusion, building housing near transit, and bringing more diverse voices to Canadian media.

Central Talks - Vertical Living In Toronto Wrap-Up

October 11, 2018 9:45 AM
Looking back on our first evening of Central Talks at The Bentway on Sept. 18. We heard from Tai Huynh, Julie Bogdanowicz, Annely Zonena, and Cadence Weapon as we examined the impacts of vertical living in Toronto.

Release: Central Talks Series Joins Bentway Community Incubation Program For Fall Season

August 30, 2018 5:14 PM
The Bentway proudly launches its inaugural Community Incubation Program to animate The Bentway’s grounds, strengthen community ties, and to increase visibility to community organizations and interests.

Announcing Central Talks at The Bentway starting Sept. 18

August 22, 2018 12:45 PM
Today, I’m happy to reveal the next opportunity for our community to learn and improve our city together.

Central Conference July 21 FAQs

July 20, 2018 12:07 PM
Our event is Saturday, July 21 and here are a few details about the venue, food and more to help make the whole thing run as smoothly as possible.

A Thank You From The Organizer

July 13, 2018 1:58 PM
I take all these as acts of faith; that we can do something new and exciting and insightful for the city. We can bring a new attitude and start a new kind of conversation about Toronto.

A Full Overview Of What To Expect At Central July 21

July 5, 2018 9:54 AM
Rather than write my usual monthly update looking at what has been done, I think it’s important to look forward to the event and tell everyone what to expect in terms of speakers, lunch, pitches, venue and more.

U of T School of Cities Conference Video Now Online

June 29, 2018 2:12 PM
Full four hour University of Toronto School of Cities conference conversations and presentations is now available on YouTube.

Toronto Pedestrian Danger: The Symptoms Are Obvious, The Deaths Foreseeable

June 19, 2018 3:17 PM
It’s different this time because more people are adding their voices and visuals to the conversation. Cars are so blatantly ignoring laws that it's easy to find dangerous examples. Anyone who sees four cars move through a red with impunity can't help but be alarmed.

Central Conference May 2018 Update

June 6, 2018 12:26 PM
The past month was dedicated to finalizing the speaker program and recruiting a new partners, so let’s look at what was accomplished...

How To Take Action On Urban Issues At Central

May 23, 2018 11:57 AM
Central is partnering with some of Toronto’s most forward-thinking community organizations to help attendees take action during and after the event.

Central Conference April 2018 Update

May 10, 2018 6:58 PM
To misquote a phrase attributed to Bill Gates, we overestimate what we can accomplish in a day and underestimate what we can accomplish in a month. That was certainly the case in April for this event.

Central Summer 2018 Theme: City Building Now

April 14, 2018 12:23 PM
Central is about the need to embrace change, planning for the challenges of the future, and how citizens can start today.

Central Conference March 2018 Update

March 28, 2018 1:37 PM
The feedback I’ve received so far in meetings on the phone, in-person and through email has been extremely positive. In short, this is an event worth having.

TTCriders 2018 Transit Summit Airs Citizens' Transit Concerns

March 9, 2018 3:27 PM
On Saturday March 3, TTCriders had its annual Transit Summit to address some of the issues that have put the TTC in the media spotlight -- as well as some of the less visible issues.

Why We Need Central Conference

March 5, 2018 12:42 PM
Central is the place for Toronto to hear from experts and have conversations about the urban issues that impact us every day.

Central Conference Launch FAQs

May 10, 2018 6:58 PM
Everything you wanted to know about the Central Conference but were afraid to email about including speakers, discounts and venue.

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