Tickets on sale now! April 10 +PLACE MAKER Let's Transform Toronto

3 big ideas that could transform Toronto's public realm

Friday, April 10, 2015
Registration: 8AM - Opening Remarks 8:30AM
Ted Rogers School of Management
Cara Commons 7th Floor | MAP

This +PLACE MAKERS event brings three of the Toronto Star's 10 big ideas for 2014into focus: modernize intersections to improve safety and flow; value heritage assets; and adopt a parks policy. The city has the power to implement these ideas, how can it happen?

Building on CUI's mandate of inspiring leadership for healthy urban development, this seminar will help owners, developers, designers and builders understand how to:

  • Make Toronto's streets safer: Whether it’s controversy over “scramble” intersections or concerns over pedestrian deaths, there is clearly work needed to make Toronto's Pedestrian Charter a foundation for decision-making.
  • Protect our heritage assets: Activists regularly celebrate the City’s heritage buildings. How do we demonstrate the value of these assets to more than heritage enthusiasts?
  • Create more green space: Every new development is required to make a contribution – in dollars or in actual open space – to improve or create green space. Is it working? As development intensifies, the need for green space increases. How does Toronto compare with other cities?

Moderator: Christopher Hume, Toronto Star
City of Toronto representative: James Parakh, Urban Design Manager TEYD
*To provide commentary on big ideas.


  • Donna Hinde, Partner, The Planning Partnership
  • Ken Greenberg, Principal, Greenberg Consultants Inc.
  • Don Loucks, Architect, Urban Designer, Heritage Planner
  • Emily Monroe, Program Director, 8-80 Cities

CUI would like to thank our host for this event: Ryerson University's City Building Institute
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