The Chief Planner Roundtable, an initiative of the City Planning division, is a public forum for Torontonians to discuss key city-building challenges. Civic leaders and industry professionals familiar with the discussion topics convene for each roundtable session to review challenges, opportunities and objectives, and to identify a path forward for resolution of the issues at hand. Residents and members of the public are encouraged to participate by attending the sessions in person or watching them live streamed via the internet, and by submitting comments and questions by Twitter or comment cards.
Next Roundtable: Mobility in the Suburbs, November 25
City Hall, Committee Room 2
100 Queen Street West
One of the most defining issues facing Toronto today is transportation congestion, whether it's on our roads, our transit system, or even on some of our sidewalks. Congestion costs the city and surrounding regional economies billions of dollars in lost productivity and public health impacts every year. Perhaps no other part of Toronto faces these issues as much as its inner suburbs. Providing alternative transportation options to these areas – transit, walking and cycling - is an important step in relieving congestion, but the city is struggling to graft these onto a landscape that was designed for the automobile. This final roundtable of the fall series will examine issues of connectivity, access and active transportation in the suburban context, and examine what changes – policy, planning, administrative etc. - are needed to enhance mobility in the suburbs.
Tim Laspa, City of Toronto, Director of Transportation Planning
Jane Farrow, Associate, Swerhun Inc., Walkability Researcher
Jacquelyn Hayward Gulati, Manager, Cycling Office, City of Mississauga
Leslie Woo, Vice President, Policy Planning and Innovation, Metrolinx
Kathleen Llewellyn-Thomas, Chief Operating Officer, Toronto Community Housing
Cyndi Rottenberg-Walker, Partner – Urban Strategies Inc.