Matti Siemiatycki

Professor - Geography and Planning
Sidney Smith Hall, Room 5041, 100 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3
(416) 946-5145


Areas of Interest

  • Transportation policy and planning
  • Infrastructure finance and delivery
  • Community and regional planning


Matti Siemiatycki is Professor in the Department of Geography & Planning, and Director of the Infrastructure Institute. He was previously Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure Planning and Finance. His research focuses on delivering large-scale infrastructure projects, public-private partnerships, and the effective integration of infrastructure into the fabric of cities. Professor Siemiatycki was a faculty leader of StudentMoveTO, a joint initiative between the University of Toronto, York, Ryerson and OCADU that successfully developed a model for inter-university research collaboration and mobilization on city-building issues. Professor Siemiatycki is a highly engaged public scholar with a deep commitment to informing public discourse about city building. He regularly provides advice to governments, civic institutions and industry, and is a frequent commentator in the media and public realm on urban issues, with a honed ability to communicate with various audiences.

Administrative Service

Director, Infrastructure Institute, School of Cities