2013 Archive

  • Professor William Jenkins new book, Between Raid and Rebellion: The Irish in Buffalo and Toronto, 1867-1916, recently featured in YFile, compares the lives and allegiances of Irish immigrants and their descendants in one American and one Canadian city between the era of the Fenian raids and the 1916 Easter Rising. Highlighting the significance of immigrants from Ulster ...

  • Laura Calbeti Elias is a Ph.D. student at the Center for Metropolitan Studies in Berlin and an Assistant Professor at the Department for Urban Design & Development at the Technical University of Berlin. On Nov. 7, she will talk about her research which focuses on the  financialisation of housing as it relates to changing patterns ...

  • 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 ...

  •  The CITY Institute's William Jenkins launches his new book, Between Raid and Rebellion: The Irish in Buffalo and Toronto, 1867-1916, at Massey College on November 5. The book, published by McGill-Queen's University Press, compares immigration from Ulster to Toronto and Munster to Buffalo and the Irish experience in the context of "a loyal dominion within Britain's empire ...

  • The Greater Toronto Suburban Working Working Group's Roundtable Report was launched today at the Suburban Revolution conference at York University. Co-authors Sean Hertel and Roger Keil unveiled the report that includes 10 essays about the changing face of  the Greater Toronto Area from academics, community members and practitioners, working together to address the challenges facing ...

  • Roger Keil offered some details about the Greater Toronto Suburban Working Group's forthcoming "Suburban Manifesto" in the latest Toronto edition of Novae Res Urbis. The manifesto will be unveiled at the Suburban Revolution conference taking place at York University, Sept. 26-29.

  • Registration is now open for the upcoming international  Suburban Revolution Conference 2013. Hosted by CITY in partnership with the MCRI Global Suburbanisms project, this international conference focuses on bringing the fringe to the centre of global urban research and practice. For more information on the conference including the program, keynote speakers, accommodations, directions, and registration please visit the ...

  • Roger Keil has posted his latest and last Director's Message. Roger has been Director of the CITY Institute since its inception in 2006 and will remain connected to CITY through his involvement in the Global Suburbanisms MCRI.   June 19, 2013 Dear friends and associates of the City Institute, I am delighted to announce that Professor Linda ...

  • Janine Marchessault's (Faculty of Fine Arts) upcoming exhibition, "Land|Slide: Possible Future", was recently featured in an Blouin ArtInfo article. The article discusses the unique themes, partners and context of the exhibition, which is being held in Markham from September 21–October 14, 2013. View the article.

  • Roger Keil (FES) was recently quoted in a Globe and Mail article that examines cultural diversity and population growth in Brampton. The article, "How Brampton demonstrates the new vision of Canada", comments on the opportunities and challenges created by the current demographic trends in the city. Read the full article.

  • The CITY Institute is saddened to learn of the loss of the great urbanist Tony Coombes. Tony, through the Neptis Foundation, was a great supporter and partner in various CITY events and projects. He will be missed. COOMBES, Anthony Christopher: Born July 17, 1937 to Frederick (Ben) and Enid Coombes in Sydney, Australia, Tony passed ...

  • The recent conference Peforming Diaspora 2013: The History of Urban Music in Toronto, co-sponsored by CITY, was featured in the latest edition of YFile. The first annual conference was held on June 1st and featured the the “scholarship of budding Canadian hip hop academic alongside the oral histories of Toronto’s pioneering Hip Hop practitioners in order ...

  • Roger Keil (FES) was featured on Radio Canada International discussing the recently held conference, "The World in the City: Metropolitanism and Globalization from the 19th Century to the Present". This year's conference, co-presented by York University, CITY, and the University of Toronto, examined the theme of "Empire, City and Nature". Read and listen to the ...

  • The International Graduate Research Program – The World in the City: Metropolitanism and Globalization from the 19th Century to the Present – is holding its second annual Conference looking at the theme of “Empire, City, Nature”. Thirty-six PhD students will present on urban themes in a broad spectrum of disciplines, along with senior urban researchers ...

  • The CITY institute is proud to co-sponsor and present Performing Diaspora 2013: The History of Urban Music in Toronto. This full day conference will feature the "scholarship of budding Canadian hip hop academic alongside the oral histories of Toronto's pioneering Hip Hop practitioners in order to explore and uncover the history of Toronto Hip Hop." ...

  • A recent presentation given by FES grad students at a City of Toronto transit event was featured in the Huffington Post. The students had participated in a Critical Planning Workshop in Montpellier, France as part of CITY's MCRI “Global Suburbanisms” project. The article was written by  Imelda Nurwisah, an FES student who participated in the ...

  • April 30, 2013 - The graduate students from the York's Critical Planning Workshop presented at Toronto's City Hall as part of the "Inside the Planners Studio" event. The students shared their insights on how Montpellier is dealing with planning in regards to growth pressures, transportation issues and governance. This graduate course is part of the ...