What is our vision for Toronto in the year 2050? How will we reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent? These questions and more were the focus of the TransformTO Community Conversations and events.

Nearly 2,000 Torontonians participated in TransformTO events and online survey to share their visions for Toronto in 2050.

From the community feedback provided at the TransformTO events, community reports and other submissions, common ideas and themes were identified.The most mentioned ideas overall, across categories, were:

  • better transit (transit that is reliable; accessible, affordable, clean and expanded)
  • complete, dense and walkable communities
  • urban agriculture
  • cycling infrastructure
  • presence of green space

Transportation and behaviour change were most-highly prioritised by participants.

All of the community engagement reports are available below.

On April 7, 2016, we invited 70 members of the environmental and social innovation community to reflect on pathways to deep carbon reduction in Toronto.

The Synthesis & Summary reports outline the ideas that emerged.

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Scarborough Civic Centre on November 26, 2016. The event was a success, with over 250 attendees joining us in person and via Periscope.

Our panelists for this event included:

Marianne Hatzopoulou, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, UofT
Adam Arnold, Program Management Lead, UrbanTrans North America
Hilary Holden, Director of Transit and Sustainable Transportation, City Planning, City of Toronto
Ashley Curtis, Director of Transportation Infrastructure Management, Transportation Services, City of Toronto

Materials from the event:

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the North York Memorial Community Hall on October 29, 2016. Over one hundred residents shared their opinions on Energy and Buildings in Toronto by attending the event, contributing to TranformTO interactive activities at the event and filling out the TransformTO Workbook.

Our panelists for this event included:

Michael Brooks, REALpac
Katie Harper, Project Neutral
Leslie Malone, Acadia Centre

Materials from the event:

Preparing Toronto for an Extreme Weather Future – Community & Infrastructure Resilience

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Innis Hall, University of Toronto, on September 24, 2016.

Our panelists for this event included:

Seana Irvine, Evergreen
Dr. Lucy Cummings, Faith and the Common Good
Dr. Patricia McCarney, World Council on City Data; Global Cities Institute, University of Toronto
Grant Humes, Toronto Financial District BIA

Materials from the event: