Jennifer Keesmaat

08/16/2018

Did Ambition Hurt SmartTrack

A group of colleagues and I set up the Transit Alliance back in 2011 to educate the public on the need for dedicated transit funding and […]
11/09/2017

King St. pilot to begin Nov. 12

As of Friday, Nov. 10, street parking will no longer be allowed between Jarvis and Bathurst along King Street. This is part of the King St […]
10/26/2017
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King Street Pilot Study to begin in November

In a few weeks, King St. in downtown Toronto will become a transit-first corridor, catering to the roughly 65,000 people who commute using public transportation every […]
09/01/2017

Let’s keep the focus on our transit over the next year

Come September, Torontonians will see a different kind of city council. An election is coming in a year’s time, which means that politicians now have to […]
08/29/2017

Jennifer Keesmaat leaving position as Toronto Chief Planner

Toronto Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat has announced she will be leaving her position with the city as of Sept. 29th “to pursue other interests.” “It’s been an honour […]
07/28/2017

Women’s Post presents Glass Slipper Awards

The staff at Women’s Post like to describe the organization as a social enterprise designed to help promote women and their various initiatives across the Canada. […]
07/26/2017

Transit Alliance mixer with guest John Tory a success

The Transit Alliance held a mixer with over 100 of its members on Tuesday night — with a very special guest! Toronto Mayor John Tory stopped […]
07/06/2017

Jennifer Keesmaat on the Transit Alliance

Toronto Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat was a guest at the Transit Alliance seminar on alternative financing and public-private partnerships. She took a moment during the networking […]
06/19/2017
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Transit Alliance Press Statement on King St. Pilot

PRESS STATEMENT FROM THE TRANSIT ALLIANCE “The Transit Alliance supports Toronto’s Executive Committee’s plan to push forward the King St. Pilot Study, which would see the […]
05/19/2017

King St. pilot makes transit a priority

Thursday, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and city staff made their second presentation on the King St. Pilot, a plan that will hopefully alleviate congestion along […]
02/16/2017

King St. redesign plans put transit first

King Street is not only one of the busiest inner-city roads in Toronto, it is one of the most hectic routes in the entire country. When […]
02/02/2017

Jennifer Keesmaat on Toronto as a green city

Toronto Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat was the keynote speaker at the Transit Alliance’s first (and hopefully annual) Green Cities breakfast. The purpose of the event was […]
01/27/2017

Keesmaat announces King St. Pilot Project at Green Cities

At the Transit Alliance’s Green Cities conference, Toronto Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat made an important announcement: the City of Toronto has officially launched the King Street […]
01/25/2017

Over 300 people attend Green Cities 2017

On Jan. 25, over 300 people entered the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library to discuss and debate this question: How do we […]
01/02/2017

Happy New Year from the Transit Alliance

Happy New Year! With the beginning of 2017, the Transit Alliance can’t help but think back to the incredibly successful year we had in 2016. Tolls […]
12/01/2016

Member’s Dinner with Jennifer Keesmaat

The Transit Alliance invited Toronto Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat to a members-only dinner, held on Nov. 31, to discuss issues relevant to city building, transit, and […]
10/28/2016

Transit expectations and the Democratic Process

Jennifer Keesmaat, Toronto Chief Planner, spoke candidly at the 2016 Toronto Region Vision Summit about expectations when it comes to city building. City building takes time. […]
09/16/2016

How do we deal with “recycle politics”?

The Greater Toronto Area is facing a “Transit renaissance,” but can we maintain it? That was one of the questions posed to a panel of special […]
07/14/2016

Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat

At the Toronto Region Vision Summit, Toronto Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat discussed the need for an over-arching ‘motherlode’ transit plan and how to transform the way […]
06/02/2016

Jennifer Keesmaat takes on social media Q&A

Wednesday, Toronto City Planner Jennifer Keesmaat bravely fielded questions from Twitter on her “motherlode” transit plan. Most of the questions were directed towards the Relief Line, […]
05/10/2016

How should we pay for Jennifer Keesmaat’s ‘motherlode’ transit plan?

Toronto Chief City Planner Jennifer Keesmaat is once again out in the press talking about her big motherlode transit plan. Tuesday, she stood in front of an […]

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