Over 80 community and business leaders attended the Transit Alliance’s seminar on alternative financing and public-private partnerships.
The morning seminar began with a fireside chat between Executive Advisor of Privy Council Office Bruce McCuaig, KPMG partner Will Lipson, and Transit Alliance Chair Brian Crombie. The conversation centered around the Infrastructure Bank, a crown corporation that will provide low-cost financing for new infrastructure projects.
After the fireside chat, Crombie moderated a second panel that dealt largely with financing for smaller municipal projects. Special guests on the panel included Rob Pattison, SVP, LRT, Infrastructure Ontario; Don Dinnin, VP Procurement Services at Metrolinx; Olivia MacAngus, VP Corporate Development at Plenary Group; and Omer Malik, Vice President Project Financing at Stonebridge Financial Corporation.
In between the fireside chat and the panel, guests were able to participate in networking sections to share ideas. Here are some photos of our audience: