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Central is an expert-led speaker series about improving Toronto's communities by examining systemic urban issues.

Past Speakers

Politics
Housing

Andrea Oppedisano

Development Manager at Streetcar Developments
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Andrea Oppedisano

Development Manager at Streetcar Developments
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Politics
Housing

Faisal Siddiqui

Brand Strategist
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Faisal Siddiqui

Brand Strategist
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Politics
Housing

Mark J. Richardson

CTO, Rich Analytics
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Mark J. Richardson

CTO, Rich Analytics
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Politics
Housing

Nabeel Ahmed

Researcher, Toronto Open Smart Cities Forum
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Nabeel Ahmed

Researcher, Toronto Open Smart Cities Forum
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Politics
Housing

Julius Haag

PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
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Julius Haag

PhD Candidate, University of Toronto
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Politics
Housing

Amber Morley

Community Advocate
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Amber Morley

Community Advocate
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Politics
Housing

Brennan Leffler

Journalist
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Brennan Leffler

Journalist
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Politics
Housing

Selina Young

Manager, Indigenous Affairs Office at City of Toronto
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Selina Young

Manager, Indigenous Affairs Office at City of Toronto
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Politics
Housing

Sarah Climenhaga

Community Advocate
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Sarah Climenhaga

Community Advocate
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Politics
Housing

Kevin McLaughlin

VP Strategic Partnerships at Free2Move
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Kevin McLaughlin

VP Strategic Partnerships at Free2Move
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Politics
Housing

Tricia Wood

Professor of Geography, York University
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Tricia Wood

Professor of Geography, York University
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Politics
Housing

Walied Khogali

Community Advocate
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Walied Khogali

Community Advocate
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Upcoming Community Events

October 22, 2019

Where We Gather: Public Life vs. Digital Life in Toronto

The third session addresses the use of technology in public spaces – including ethics, best practices, and upcoming challenges.
November 6, 2019

Where We Gather: Public vs. Private Space

The final session examines the distinction between public space and private space.

2019 Advisors

Jamaal Myers

Community Organizer
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Jamaal Myers

Community Organizer
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Justine Abigail Yu

Founder & Editor, Living Hyphen
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Justine Abigail Yu

Founder & Editor, Living Hyphen
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Naama Blonder

Partner, Smart Density Architects
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Naama Blonder

Partner, Smart Density Architects
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Sheila Boudreau

Senior Landscape Architect, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
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Sheila Boudreau

Senior Landscape Architect, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
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