Outreach Small Grant Funds

Partnerships & Funding

Through our small grant funds, the School of Cities supports activities at the University of Toronto focused on cities. In light of COVID-19, the following guidelines will apply to small grant funds applications for initiatives taking place between January 1 - June 30, 2021.

At this time, we encourage small grant fund applications that support activities in which information and knowledge are shared virtually. This can include, for example, reports, short videos, online seminars, and social media campaigns. Funds can be used towards the following eligible expenses: research assistants, professional services (e.g. graphic design, writing), or for technology support. Funds may not be used for honoraria. Questions about funding should be directed to outreach.sofc@utoronto.ca

From January 1 – June 30, 2021, and through the Outreach & Engagement Small Grant Funds, the School of Cities will support a range of proposals focused on cities, including but not limited to, those connected to COVID-19.

These grant funds are open to faculty, staff and student groups from all three campuses. Partnerships with external organizations and communities are welcome, though the application must be submitted by a University of Toronto faculty, staff or student group.

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




June 10, 2021 Metropolitics Summer Writing Program Graduate Studies, UTM
June 5, 2021 Kiin Awiiya Jiibaajwe: Everyone is Cooking Faculty of Information
June 2-3, 2021 Urban Leadership eXchange

 IMIx Executive Program and Master of Urban Innovation program

Institute for Management and Innovation (IMI), UTM


May 2021 Regent Park Impact Report Innovation Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
Apr 30, 2021 The Next Step Conference Urban Studies Students Union (URSSU)
Dec 10, 2020 Dishing Up Toronto 2020 Online Festival - Home-made-Cooking Through Covid 19

Culinaria Research Centre, UTSC

Toronto Ward Museum

Dec 1, 2020 Mashkiki gitigaanan: Asemaa Zine Project Indigenous Education Network, OISE
Nov 6, 2020 Making and Unmaking of the Speculative City: Urban Politics in South Korea Centre for the Study of Korea
Nov 2020 Healthy Cities in the SDG Era Centre For Global Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Oct 15, 2020 Accessing Art in the Virtual World: A Conversation about Access, Equity, and Diversity in 2020 Graduate Union of the Students of Art (GUStA)
Oct 9, 23, Nov 6, 2020 Geo Health Network: Fall Professional Development Series GeoHealth Network 
Sept 3, 2020 Housing Policy Research Project for Canadian Youth During COVID-19 and Beyond

Institute for Management and Innovation (IMI), UTM

Master of Science in Sustainability Management Program (MScSM), UTM

August 2020  Safeguarding Ontario Place

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

World Monuments Fund

ACO Ontario

July 2020

InequaliTalks: A Podcast about Economics and Inequality

Clémentine Van Effenterre, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics




Summer 2020  Daniels Design Challenges John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Jun 2020 Bridgespace: Global Student Community Organizational Behaviour, Rotman School of Management
Jun 2020 Social support of Chinese older adults to cope with COVID-19 Department of Sociology, UTM
Jun 2020 Lift Up CrossFit Program: Creating a Virtual Platform to Support Community Mental Health and Fitness Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Jun 2020 African Modernism Workshop E-Publication: a strategic urban vision for the International Fair of Dakar, Senegal John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
May 13-20, 2020 "My Photo My Day" A Photo Essay Project for GTA Youth Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
May 2020  Under the Dog Star Visual Studies Program, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Apr 27, 2020  The Next Step 2020 Urban Studies Students Union (URSSU)
Mar 29, 2020 Architectural Inspirations- cancelled due to COVID-19 Faculty of Music
Mar 17, 2020 Just the Facts: Driving Toronto's Transit System Forward- postponed due to COVID-19 Toronto Science Policy Network
Mar 13-14, 2020 Making and Unmaking of the Speculative City: Urban Politics in South Korea - postponed due to COVID-19 Centre for the Study of Korea
Spring 2020 Youth Arts and Engagement in Cities INI430H

Urban Studies Program

Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre

Feb 29, 2020 Advancing SDGs @ U of T Faculty of Arts and Science / St. Michael's College / Book and Media Studies Program / Media Ethics Lab
Feb 26, 2020 Celebrating Our Diversity Faculty of Music
Feb 25, 2020 Urban Exchange Speed Networking Event Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
Jan 30, 2020 Towards a Feminist City II: Gender and Diversity in the City Building Industry Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE)
Jan 24, 2020 Understanding Toronto's Proposed City Budget with Jennifer Pagliaro MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions
Jan 22, 2020 Breaking Bread and Barriers Department of Geography and Planning
Dec 6, 2019 22nd Annual Meeting with Toronto's Chief Planner Canadian Urban Institute

Nov 7, 2019

Mobilizing Justice Workshop

Department of Human Geography ,UTSC

Oct 30, 2019 Data Driven Society Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology ,UTM
Oct 5, 2019 Dragon Centre Stories Commemoration Project Erica Allen-Kim, Assistant Professor, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Date Event Partner
Jun 27-29 Digital Ethics “Future Ways of Living” Charrette sessions Book & Media Studies (St. Michael's College)
Jun 10 & 11 Urban Leadership eXchange Institute for Management & Innovation (UTM)
Jun 5 Applying Behavioural Insights in Cities: A Workshop for Municipal Practitioners Urban Policy Lab
May 25 & 26 Doors Open Toronto: Future City Builders John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
May 24 Growing our Green Infrastructure Symposium Centre for Urban Environments , UTM
May 24 CodeRedTo presents Christof Spieler's Train's Buses, People: Lessons for Toronto CodeRedTO
May 15 City Building and Civics: Toronto’s Asian Heritage Toronto Asia Pacific Youth Council
Spring 2019 Asemaa gitigaanan: Indigenous knowledge and sacred medicines in Toronto Rebecca Beaulne-Stuebing, School of Cities Fellow 
Apr 30 GeoHealth Conference: Building Capacity for Health Geography GeoHealth Network 
Apr 30 Urban Exchange: Speed Networking Event Canadian Urban Institute
Apr 5 CRAM: Extraordinary Ideas Unleashed CRAM Toronto
Apr 4 The Future of Ontario Place and Waterfront Revitalization Urban Studies Students Union (URSSU)
Mar 25 Right to Walk Urban Studies Program
Mar 29 Carceral Capitalism: Jackie Wang in conversation with Devyn Springer Organized by U of T undergraduate and graduate students
Jan 18/19 Urban IQ Test John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Jan 8 Guest Lecture: Matthew Burke, Why Smart Cities are maybe so 2017 University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute (UTTRI)
Dec 13 Transportation Podium Research Day University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute (UTTRI)

6place Toronto


McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology 

John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design

Fall 2018 Real Estate Lecture Series Rotman Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics
Fall 2018 Seminar Series Centre for Urban Environments, UTM
Oct 11 Diversity and Inclusion in the City Election Centre of Criminology and Sociolegal Studies
Oct 2 Behind the City Beat: A Pre-Election Media Panel Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG)