"Going to School: A Transit Summit" - Friday September 28

The "Going to School: A Transit Summit" will take place on Friday September 28, 2012 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, followed by a reception.

This forum is a call to action for the coordinated and sustained funding, construction and maintenance of a regional transit system to support and enhance the civic and economic vitality of Toronto and the entire Greater Golden Horseshoe region. In a broad context of transportation and transit debates in the Toronto region, Going to School will focus on the needs and issues of providing smooth region-wide transportation for the 300,000 students, instructors and staff at Southern Ontario’s institutions of secondary education.

Join in this thought-provoking and action-oriented forum with the heads of the region's colleges and universities, transit planners, regional transit chiefs and civic leaders. Come away with new perspectives on what makes the region a region, and the transformative power of effective and efficient transit networks.

This event is organized by the City Institute at York University (CITY) and Toronto City Councillor Adam Vaughan, and with support from the Canadian Urban Institute and Spacing.


Speakers include:

  • Adam VaughanToronto City Councillor)
  • John Tory (CEO of CivicAction and CFRB Radio Host)
  • Karen Stintz (Toronto City Councillor and Chair of the Toronto Transit Commission)
  • Jennifer Keesmaat (new Toronto Chief Planner)
  • Royson James (Toronto Star)
  • Mamdouh Shoukri (President, York University)


Update: Registration for this event is now closed. Thank you.

Presidents Panel

Karen Stintz (Toronto City Councillor, TTC Chair), Michael Collens (York University), Gary McNeil (President, GO Transit) and Royson James (Toronto Star).

Jennifer Keemaat (Chief Planner, City of Toronto) and Roger Keil (Director, CITY Institute).