2018 Year In Review
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2018 In Review
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December 30, 2018
I Learned A Lesson About Toronto Transit From Mini Metro
Smartly, after a few maps, the game mutates from a game that prioritizes speedy decision-making to one about the difficult decisions of allocating capacity.
December 3, 2018
4 Trends To Watch In Toronto Politics In 2019
Believe it or not, Toronto had its fair share of complex issues before Ford became Premier. Here are some major issues we should expect to continue into 2019.
October 30, 2018
Making It Happen & Making Improvements In 2019
I’m excited to announce that Central will return with a proper full-day conference in 2019. Learn about the improvements that will be coming to the event.
October 9, 2018
Central Talks - Barriers To Social Justice Wrap-Up
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.
October 9, 2018
Central Talks - Community Building Wrap-Up
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.
September 28, 2018
Central Talks - Vertical Living In Toronto Wrap-Up
Looking back on our first evening of Central Talks on Sept. 18 with Tai Huynh, Julie Bogdanowicz, Annely Zonena, and Cadence Weapon examining vertical living.
August 27, 2018
Release: Central Talks Joins Bentway Community Incubation Program
The Bentway proudly launches its inaugural Community Incubation Program to animate The Bentway’s grounds and strengthen community ties.
August 16, 2018
Announcing Central Talks at The Bentway starting Sept. 18
Today, I’m happy to reveal the next opportunity for our community to learn and improve our city together.
July 18, 2018
Central Conference July 21 FAQs
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.
July 13, 2018
A Thank You From The Organizer
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.
July 4, 2018
A Full Overview Of What To Expect At Central July 21
Rather than write my usual monthly update, I think it’s important to look forward to the event in terms of speakers, lunch, pitches, venue and more.
June 29, 2018
U of T School of Cities Conference Video Now Online
Full four hour University of Toronto School of Cities conference conversations and presentations is now available on YouTube.
June 19, 2018
Toronto Pedestrian Danger: The Symptoms Are Obvious, The Deaths Foreseeable
It’s different this time because more people are adding their voices and visuals to the conversation. It's easy to find dangerous examples.
June 4, 2018
Central Conference May 2018 Update
The past month was dedicated to finalizing the speaker program and recruiting a new partners, so let’s look at what was accomplished...
May 22, 2018
How To Take Action On Urban Issues At Central
Central is partnering with some of Toronto’s most forward-thinking community organizations to help attendees take action during and after the event.
May 4, 2018
Central Conference April 2018 Update
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.
April 14, 2018
Central Summer 2018 Theme: City Building Now
Central is about the need to embrace change, planning for the challenges of the future, and how citizens can start today.
March 25, 2018
Central Conference March 2018 Update
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.
March 7, 2018
TTCriders 2018 Transit Summit Airs Citizens' Transit Concerns
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.
February 26, 2018
Why We Need Central Conference
Central is the place for Toronto to hear from experts and have conversations about the urban issues that impact us every day.
February 22, 2018
Central Conference Launch FAQs
Everything you wanted to know about the Central Conference but were afraid to email about including speakers, discounts and venue.
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