Where We Gather: Public Life in Toronto

When and Where

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Atrium
Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

Description

As Toronto's population continues to grow and the number of residents living in multi-storey buildings rises, the ways in which we encourage and support the city's public spaces increasingly matters. This series examines some of the challenges and questions that we should be asking to make sure that we get the most out of our public spaces.

Presented by the University of Toronto's School of Cities, this four-part series begins with an introduction of public spaces in the city, and key debates and challenges that Toronto faces in designing, supporting, maintaining and improving public spaces that promote public life. 

Speakers for this session:

  • Alex Josephson, Co-Founder, PARTISANS
  • Ann-Marie Nasr, Director, Parks Development and Capital Projects, City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation
  • Alissa North, Associate Professor, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto

Moderated by Shauna Brail, Associate Professor and Associate Director, Partnerships & Outreach, School of Cities, University of Toronto 

Contact Information

Toronto Reference Library's Humanities & Social Sciences Department
416-395-5577

Map

789 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

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