Toronto Talks Mobility - Public Forum

Event date: Wednesday, November 09, 2011, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Toronto City Hall Council Chambers

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Thank you to all who participated in the event.
Here are some of the highlights from the event:

Video of the forum, on Rogers City Hall Channel

Twitter summary, by Centre for City Ecology

The Toronto Talks Mobility Public Forum on Wednesday evening will bring the public and guest mayors together to talk about transportation visions for Canadian cities with inspiring mobility experts George Hazel and Bob Stanley.
Toronto Talks Mobility Agenda
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Chris Hume, Toronto Star Columnist

George Hazel Chairman, MRC McLean Hazel and author of Making Cities Work
Bob Stanley, Mobility Management and Urban Planning / Transit Expert

Jeff Lehman, Mayor of Barrie
Hazel McCallion, Mayor of Mississauga

Event Description

With a long term transit plan at our finger tips, there is an urgent need to ‘de-politicize’ and build support for this plan so that the Big Move is fully implemented and adequately funded, and able to endure time and successive governments.

Now is the time for a non-partisan, evidence-based, wide-ranging and inclusive discussion of transportation needs and options in the GTA. We have an opportunity to engage diverse actors within our community in order to build momentum and support towards creating the efficient, equitable and sustainable transportation system that people need and deserve.

To kick-start this discussion, we are hosting a two-day forum “Toronto Talks Mobility” to present and discuss needs, options and living examples for transportation solutions in the GTA. The goal is to engage a broader group of citizens and stakeholders and put new solutions on the table that Torontonians can support and leaders can champion.

To be clear, this event is not about re-hashing the “Transit City” vs. subway discussion debate. Rather, “Toronto Talks Mobility” will examine what we do next as a region to build on progress made to date (including the Big Move) and how we can ensure long-term success. Ultimately, the event aims to kick-start a campaign to bring a broader civic voice to our transportation future.

For more information, please contact Kathryn Grond at k.grond (a)

Presented in partnership with the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA)Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance, Pembina Institute, Cities Centre and Councilllor Joe Mihevc.

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