Where We Gather: Public Life vs. Digital Life in Toronto

When and Where

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Runnymede Public Library
2178 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M6S 1M8


As Toronto's population continues to grow and the number of residents living in multi-storey buildings increases, 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, the third session in this four-part series addresses the use of technology in public spaces - including ethics, best practices, and upcoming challenges. 

Speakers for this session:

  • Lisa Austin, Professor and Chair in Law and Technology, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
  • Beth Coleman, Director, City as Platform lab, Associate Professor, Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology, UTM and Faculty of Information, University of Toronto
  • Jesse Shapins, Director, Public Realm, Sidewalk Labs

Moderated by Mark Fox, Distinguished Professor and Associate Director, Research, School of Cities, University of Toronto. 

Free program.


Contact Information

Runnymede Branch


2178 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M6S 1M8