Expert discussion on “What could a feminist city look like?”

When and Where

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Desautel Hall
Rotman School of Management
105 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 3E6


To address the issue of access and gender equity in the city and imagine what a feminist city could look like, this event will gather esteemed local urbanists, activists, and writers.

This discussion will feature Kofi Hope, Senior Policy Advisor, Wellesley Institute; Bousfield Distinguished Visitor, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto; Olivia Nuamah, Executive Director, Pride Toronto; Rosemarie Powell, Executive Director, Toronto Community Benefits Network; Brigitte Shim, Professor, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto; Principal, Shim-Sutcliffe Architects; and will be moderated by Sarah Kaplan, Director and Professor – Institute for Gender and the Economy, Rotman School of Management; and Matti Siemiatycki, Interim Director, School of Cities and Associate Professor, Geography & Planning, University of Toronto.

The conversation will explore public policy, decision-making processes, community engagement, and the urban built form, and discuss potential paths forward to creating a more inclusive city.

The discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A.



Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE), School of Cities


105 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 3E6