The Resilience Strategy is the result of collaboration and input from many residents and organizations across the city over the span of two years. The City followed a strategy development process set out by 100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation.

Initiate – 2016 to 2017

Toronto is accepted to the 100RC network in 2016. The City held the Agenda Setting Workshop in December 2016 and developed the Preliminary Resilience Assessment in 2017.

Develop – January 2018┬áto May 2019

Mobilized multi-disciplinary teams to develop the Strategy and launched the public engagement process, which included:

  • Workshops on climate resilience and equity, vision for the Strategy, actions for the Strategy
  • Neighbourhood conversations led by community leaders who are part of the Local Champions program
  • Telephone townhall
  • Collaboration with the Toronto Foundation that involved 10 Resilience Hubs across the city and 70+ next generation philanthropists

Launch – June 2019

After two years of research and consultation, the City launched its Resilience Strategy at an event held as part of the Resilience Exhibition at Daniel’s Faculty of Architecture at the University of Toronto.