The Next Step: Toronto’s City Building Summit

When and Where

Monday, April 27, 2020 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm


Toronto’s summit for leadership in city-building for equitable, inclusive, and healthy communities will now be held via Zoom.

About this Event

Inclusive city-building requires purposeful action. That’s why we created The Next Step. Rather than have equity, diversity, and inclusion as part of the conversation – it is the conversation. Leading city-builders from across the region invite you to join us in a day of workshops, panels, speeches, artistic sessions, and discussions where we will share and build strategies to make cities better spaces for all.

Build Together

In a region as large, complex, and diverse as this one, there are many types of city builders practicing their expertise to make cities work. How can we collaborate to actually secure affordable housing for all? To achieve food security for families and those with lower incomes? To build a shared future where the environment is not only protected, but a luxury available for daily indulgence? At The Next Step, over 100 city builders will collaborate to tackle big questions and demonstrate their active work in solving for how to make cities better places that are inclusive to all.

Who is a City Builder?

A city builder is someone who envisions a better future. The employ their resources, time, energy, and connections, to enable our city to work.

A sample group of city builders:

  • Urban Planners
  • Architects
  • Real Estate Developers & Financiers
  • Trades people
  • Artists
  • Health Program Coordinators
  • Community Leaders
  • Youth Counselors

Contact Information


Platinum: School of Cities, Arts and Science Students’ Union (ASSU), Silver: Matrix 360, Bullpen Research & Consulting, Gladki Planning Associates, Bronze: PROCESS, Urban Strategies