Partnerships & Funding

The School of Cities seeks meaningful collaborations with partners, recognizing that communities and their members are key collaborators in knowledge-making projects.

The School provides funding/co-sponsorship opportunities through targeted grants and programs. We support a range of urban-focused research, education and outreach initiatives. 

The School embraces equity and diversity as a source of creativity and inspired scholarship. The School aims to reflect the diversity of people and communities of the local urban region and is especially committed to the active participation of underrepresented and equity seeking groups, especially Indigenous, Black, immigrant, and racialized people. 

For groups interested in partnering with the School of Cities on co-sponsored events, visit our outreach small grant funding page for requirements. The School also provides small grant funding for educational initiatives.

Past events co-sponsored or supported by the School of Cities:  

University of Toronto

Date Event Partner
May 25 & 26, 2019 Doors Open Toronto: Future City Builders John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
May 24, 2019 Growing our Green Infrastructure Symposium Centre for Urban Environments (UTM)
Apr 30, 2019 GeoHealth Conference: Building Capacity for Health Geography GeoHealth Network 
Apr 4, 2019 The Future of Ontario Place and Waterfront Revitalization Urban Studies Students Union (URSSU)
Jan 25, 2019 Urban energy futures in Toronto and beyond Department of Political Science (St. George)
Jan 18 & 19, 2019 Urban IQ Test Symposium  John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Jan 8, 2019 Why Smart Cities are maybe so 2017 (and what this means for urban transport innovation and our social relations) University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute (UTTRI)
Dec 13, 2018 Transportation Research Day University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute (UTTRI)
Nov 30, 2018 6Place Toronto The McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology
2018/19 Series Urban and Real Estate Economics Series Department of Economics
Nov 6, 2018 C40 Cities Public Panel on Climate Change and Cities John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Nov 2, 2018 Food Equity Distinguished Speaker Series: "Just Sustainabilities in Policy, Planning and Practice" New College
Oct 24. 2018 Global City for Who? Inequality and Social Exclusion in Toronto and London Department of Geography and Planning
Oct 11, 2018 Diversity and Inclusion in the City Election Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies
Oct 2, 2018 Behind the City Beat: A Pre-Election Media Panel Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance
2018/19 Series Centre for Urban Environments Seminar Series Centre for Urban Environments



Date Event Partner
May 24, 2019 CodeRedTo presents Christof Spieler's Train's Buses, People: Lessons for Toronto CodeRedTO
Apr 30, 2019 Urban Exchange: Speed Networking Event Canadian Urban Institute
Apr 5, 2019 CRAM: Extraordinary Ideas Unleashed CRAM Toronto
Jan 25-27, 2019 DXC19 Democracy Exchange
Nov 30, 2018 21st Annual Meeting with Toronto's Chief Planner Canadian Urban Institute
Nov 7, 2018 Future Cities Summit Evergreen
Nov 6, 2018 How well do you know your neighbour? Social Capital Study Report Launch Toronto Foundation