Transit-Oriented Communities: Uptown Hurontario-Steeles Virtual Townhall

When and Where

Thursday, October 08, 2020 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm



Unlocking Transit-Oriented Communities (TOC): How to Capture the Value of a “26-hour City”?

The Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) is the fastest growing Global City Region in North America, with two thirds of the growth anticipated outside of the Toronto core, connected by rapid transit investments and lands owned by the province. TOC is the leading direction to expand healthy, convenient, high-quality live-work-play along subways networks, Light Rail Transit (LRT) and across existing GO networks. The effective and efficient delivery of such TOC requires a new way of problem-solving that aligns stakeholders to a shared perspective that enables concurrent decision making and effective cross-sector collaborations to unlock the value of untapped land, social and workforce assets.

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Toronto, in collaboration with the City of Brampton, City of Helsinki, Greenberg Consultants and University of Toronto School of Cities will bring this subject to life through exploring the invisible hands that shape the 100,000 people and jobs expected at Uptown Brampton Hurontario-Steeles TOC. With the LRT coming in 2024, this area is experiencing substantial transformation into a high-density, mixed-use, family-oriented, healthy and walkable transit-oriented community, taking shape through the combined interests of Provincial, Regional, Municipal, Private Sector and Community interests. 

Join us on Thursday, October 8, 2020 to hear the recommendations created from the October 2nd walkshop.



6:00pm-6:40pm: Welcome Remarks
Mayor Patrick Brown, City of Brampton   
Edurado Moreno, Director of City Prosperity Index, UN-Habitat  
Hon. Kinga Surma, Associate Minister of Transportation, Ontario Ministry of Transportation
Jonathan Gitlin, Chief Operating Officer, RioCan REIT
6:40pm-6:50pm: Keynote: Helsinki’s delivery of a 25-hour City 

Anni Sinnemäki, Deputy Mayor of Urban Environment, City of Helsinki 
Jani Moliis, Head of International Affairs, City of Helsinki
6:50pm-7:30pm: Uptown Brampton’s strategies for "20min Walkable, Healthy Neighbourhood with Urban Community Hub" as a new growth model for TOC
Yvonne Yeung, Manager of Urban Design, City of Brampton
Ken Greenberg, Principal, Greenberg Consultants
Matti Siemiatycki, Interim Director, University of Toronto School of Cities
7:30pm-8:15pm: Panel: How to deliver a 26-hour Transit-Oriented Community?

Introduction: Bob Bjerke, Director of Policy Planning, City of Brampton 
Moderator: Richard Forward, Commissioner, City of Brampton
Andrew Duncan, SVP of Development, RioCAN REIT 
Dr. Lawrence Loh, Medical Officer of Health, Peel Public Health 
Dave Kapil, Chair, New Brampton  

8:15pm-8:27pm: Transit-Oriented Communities Townhall Q & A
Facilitator: Richard Joy, Executive Director, ULI Toronto

8:27pm-8:30pm: Thank you and Closing Remarks
Emma West, Chair, ULI Toronto

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