Where We Gather: Public vs. Private Space

When and Where

Wednesday, November 06, 2019 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
North York Central Library
5120 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 5N9


Presented by the University of Toronto's School of Cities, the final session in this four-part series examines the distinction between public space and private space. The types of activities currently permitted in Toronto’s public spaces, as well as future-focused suggestions for change will be discussed.

This session will also highlight situations where private spaces mimic public ones such as bookstores, coffee shops and the opportunities and obstacles of each.

Speakers for this session:

  • Christopher Essert, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
  • Dave Harvey, Founder and Executive Director, Park People
  • Paul Hess, Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto
  • Yvonne Yeung, Manager, Urban Design, City of Brampton

Moderated by Marieme Lo, Associate Professor and Associate Director, Education, School of Cities, University of Toronto 

Free program.


Contact Information

North York Central Library - Society & Recreation Department


5120 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 5N9