My T.O. in 10
Toronto is undergoing unparalleled growth. And in a post-pandemic world, we need to help youth reimagine what this city can offer its citizens.
My T.O. in 10 builds the new urbanists. In three years, high school youth will vote. In ten years, they will drive the innovation economy.
Ten years is the timeline for transformation. What will their Toronto be like?
My T.O. In 10 is their chance to envision their own city. How they will live and work. How they will cope with the crippling crisis of climate change. How a post-pandemic Toronto will foster personal and professional growth.
This online event – May 11th to June 18th – brings together Toronto’s urban thought leaders - working to build and change Toronto - with students and educators across the city. It provides Toronto’s emerging citizens with a thoughtful voice to affect this transformation.
How do we respond to the climate crisis and our need for a resilient city?
See KPMB presentation here
How do we create a city with the right balance of public and private spaces with services available for all? See Bousfields presentation here
Living in Toronto
How do we accessibly get around Toronto to enjoy the richness of urban life?
Thriving in Toronto
How do we ensure our city supports our mental health and capacity to have a balanced life?
2021 PROGRAM CALENDAR.
APRIL 19 ONWARD
RECORDED EXPERT TALKS
MAY 11 - 14
CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES + MENTORSHIP ONLINE VISITS
MAY 17 - JUNE 15
CULMINATING ONLINE EVENTS
JUNE 17 - 18
FEATURED INDUSTRY EXPERTS.
MY T.O. IN 10 MENTORS
Amanda has been with 8 80 Cities since the beginning in 2007. She was a key architect of the 8 80 concept, and has held several positions within the organization. She has been a key driving force in the development and growth of 8 80 Cities and has worked on numerous projects related to parks, public spaces, and sustainable transportation in North America, Europe, Mexico, and Australia.
Bruno Weber joined KPMB Architects in 2000. He is committed to making architecture that cultivates community and brings together diverse groups to work together for a better world. Bruno’s diverse portfolio includes a series of developments that have transformed major urban precincts into vibrant, pedestrian-friendly destinations.
Geoffrey leverages a broad background in design, business, film and computation to advocate for an evidenced-based, holistic approach to design and sustainability. Collaborating across teams in the office to lead KPMB’s efforts with respect to innovation and sustainability, Geoffrey brings extensive research in sustainable design and technology to each project.
Jeanhy has been working in the real estate development industry for the past 25 years, providing strategic market analysis, advice and innovative solutions to leading developers, financial institutions, brokers and consultants in the Toronto GTA.
Calgary-born Jeffrey Forrest approaches his work with a broad social, commercial and scientific point of view and his creative process borrows from the technology sector by adhering to the concept of ‘stack’ based design - that is, applied critical thinking that leverages existing technologies, infrastructures, and the people behind them to produce micro-innovations.
Umbereen Inayet is a National Award Winning, TEDx Speaker, Curator & Artistic Producer. With a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto and an undergraduate degree in Cultural Anthropology and Women’s Studies, Umbereen’s personal style is to bridge pop culture with contemporary art, using her roots in anthropology, culture, psychology and social work to inform her artistic producing practice. Umbereen believes that art can be a vessel for meditation, catharsis, therapy, em
Louis has over eighteen years of land use planning experience with both the public and private sector. He brings a diverse mix of Canadian and international experience, having worked on urban regeneration initiatives for the City of Manchester, Canadian International Development Agency funded municipal strategic planning projects in Central and Eastern Europe, and various planning assignments in the GTA.
Jocelyn Deeks is a Partner at Bousfields and leads the Community Engagement practice. Jocelyn is a Registered Professional Planner and brings several years of experience working at the intersection of planning, development, and community engagement in the public and private sectors.
Rhiannon Rosalind is a skilled moderator and passionate speaker. She has spoken at hundreds of events across the country and shared stages with countless thought-leaders from around the world. Her personal story of rising through the ranks as a young business professional and earning the respect of C-suite leaders on Bay Street resonates with diverse audiences.
Julian is responsible for managing all aspects of the municipal approvals of redevelopment projects in the GTA, including large-scale multi-phase projects, master planned communities and mixed-use high-density developments with significant attention to positive city building.
Gabriella Kalapos has advocated for local government action on advancing sustainable communities for more than 25 years through her work at the Toronto Environmental Alliance, ICLEI-Cities for Climate Protection campaign, and currently as executive director at the Clean Air Partnership.
Ryan is the Co-Founder of Urban Minds. He works to bridge the gap between youth and decision-makers by developing youth engagement strategies with municipalities, companies, and community organizations. He and his team also run the 1UP Youth City Builders program, where students learn about city building and gain leadership skills.
Our PAST EVENT.
DESIGN EXCHANGE MAY 2019