Right to Walk T.O.

When and Where

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Innis Town Hall
Innis College
2 Sussex Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5


Justice, equity, and the Toronto walking experience

Walk Toronto invites you to celebrate our sixth anniversary with Right to Walk TO, a panel discussion that explores walking – the love of it, our need for it, and its meaning – through a justice and equity lens.

This event is a love letter to walking, as well as a critical look at the walking experience our city creates, from different perspectives.


We have a fantastic, dynamic group of speakers whom we’ve challenged to think about their work a little differently, and we’re excited to bring the conversation to you.

Speaker panel:

  • Philip Cote, Young Spiritual Elder, Indigenous Artist, Activist, Educator, Historian, and Traditional Wisdom Keeper
  • Nadia Halim, Longtime Toronto Walker and Walk Organizer, Host of the Podcast The Opposite of Lonely
  • Daniella Levy-Pinto, Pedestrian Safety and Accessibility Activist

The format is brief presentations by the speakers followed by a moderated panel discussion and Q&A from the audience. We are delighted to have engaged as our moderator Zahra Ebrahim, Executive Advisor, Design, Governance and Cities.

We thank our event sponsors: University of Toronto Urban Studies Program, University of Toronto School of Cities, public space workshop, and Spacing. This event would not be possible without their generous support.


  • 6:30 PM – Doors Open, Sign-in, Snacks
  • 7:00 PM – Panel Discussion and Q&A
  • 8:45 PM – Wrap-up and Networking

ASL-English interpretation will be provided.

If you will be using this service, please contact us at info@walktoronto.ca to let us know.

Accessibility (wheelchair & other mobility devices)

The venue is barrier-free. Located within Innis College, Innis Town Hall has 4 dedicated barrier-free spaces at the rear of the cinema/auditorium, and power-assisted doors for full access. The Innis College building has 5 accessible entrances, 1 powered and 4 non-powered. The powered, accessible entrance is on St. George Street, just north of Sussex Avenue. See this PDF for a map of the entrances. An accessible, gender-neutral washroom is located in the Innis Cafe on the ground floor, and another is located on the third floor in the St. George wing (accessible via elevator). More info on the location of Innis Town Hall and Innis College can be found at this link. The closest TTC subway station, St. George, is accessible. If you need assistance to navigate from St. George Station to the venue, or have other needs that require accommodation, please contact us at info@walktoronto.ca. Accessible parking spaces are available at the closest parking garage, 107 St. George Garage (see Getting here for more info on car parking).


If you require childminding at the venue, please contact us at info@walktoronto.ca by no later than March 12, 2019, telling us the number of children and their ages.

Getting here

TTC, cycling, and car parking: The closest TTC subway station is St. George. Bicycle parking is available near the Innis College building, and Bike Share Toronto stations are in the vicinity. Closest parking lot is at nearby Rotman School of Management: 107 St. George Garage (aka Rotman/Innis Garage); $10 flat rate in evenings. For info on the St. George Garage's Pay-on-Foot access/payment system, please go to this link. There is also metered on-street parking.

The event is free, but we ask you to register because space is limited.

If you use a screen reader and are having problems registering through Eventbrite, please contact us at info@walktoronto.ca and we will register you.

More information about your registration

  • You do not need to print out your confirmation – let's reduce paper waste! We will have a printout of event registrants and will quickly find your name and sign you in.
  • We recommend you arrive early to secure your seat, meet people, and enjoy some snacks.
  • All registrations are general admission, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • In-person registration will also be available on the day of the event at the venue, once doors open for the event. If the program is full, we will begin a rush line.
  • In consideration of people who are sensitive to fragrance chemicals, we encourage you to avoid or reduce the use of scented or fragranced products.
  • This is a public event and photographs and/or video may be taken. The event may also be livestreamed and/or recorded

Contact Information


U of T Urban Studies Program, School of Cities, public space workshop, Spacing


2 Sussex Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5