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Beyond the Backyard: Exploring the Future of Community-Building

Changes to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) and the Growth Plan impact the opportunity for civil society to engage in community planning. Join us for a day of information gathering, sharing and networking as we explore this important topic.

View the agenda here.

In the morning, join us for a workshop to learn about the Growth Plan and help develop a smart growth checklist. The afternoon features panel discussions with expert speakers and community members, and a roundtable to share barriers and opportunities for citizens to get involved in shaping our communities. 

Speakers include: Minister of Municipal Affairs, Bill Mauro, Urban Designer and Author Ken Greenberg, Professor Ray Tomalty, McGill Smart Cities Research Centre, Planner Victor Doyle, and Marcy Burchfield Neptis Foundation.

Breakfast, lunch, conference and reception: $30

When: Tuesday April 17th 2018, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm, with a reception following.

Where: Rotman School of Management, Desautels Hall, 2nd floor, 105 St. George St, Toronto. Find directions here. A 5 minute walk south of St. George subway. Underground parking available onsite.

Note: Ontario Greenbelt Alliance members that bring a new organization or ratepayer group will be given one free entry. Please email Anuja Kapoor for your discount code to get a free ticket.

 

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