CUI looks at the planning moments that have shaped Toronto


On Friday November 8, World Planning Day, the Canadian Urban Institute and the City Institute present Make No Small Plans, a look at some of the decisions that have changed the face of Toronto.

John Fox, a partner at Robins, Appleby and Taub, will be chair an expert panel that includes Brian Denney (CEO of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority), Robert Glover (partner, Bousfields Inc.), Mark Guslits, (principal, Mark Guslits & Associates) and John Farrow  (chair of Lea Group Holdings Ltd and past chair of the CUI).

To kick of the discussion the panelists have identified four of the many bold moves that have shaped the Toronto region:

  • When Hurricane Hazel hit in 1954, this stimulated an unprecedented period of innovative, collaborative planning involving the Toronto Conservation Authority, Metro Toronto and local municipalities that built on far-sighted provincial legislation enacted at the end of the Second World War.
  • The 45’ height by-law, introduced by Mayor David Crombie, paved the way for a revolutionary Central Area Plan.
  • The St Lawrence neighbourhood, a city-led redevelopment initiative, established hard-to-beat benchmarks for collaborative, inclusive planning.
  • In 1974, a collection of small villages and hamlets west of Toronto was brought together under a single municipal banner that has since blossomed into the City of Mississauga. It is arguably one of the first Canadian suburbs to grow into a full-fledged city.

Location: Ted Rogers School of Management, 55 Dundas St W, Cara Commons Room, 7th Floor

Date: November 8th    Time: 7:30am-11:30am

Continental breakfast and registration begin at 7:30 am, the program starts at 8 am.

You can register at Eventbrite and join on Twitter: @canurb  #boldmoves.