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What is your vision for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area? That’s what the Transit Alliance, in partnership with BILD, hoped to discover at its annual Toronto Region Vision Summit (TRV).
The summit was founded by Transit Alliance CEO Sarah Thomson and current Toronto Mayor John Tory in 2014. Every year since then, business men and women, city representatives, and policy makers have come together to make adjustments to that original vision and develop new ideas. The 2016 TRV was no exception.
Mayor Tory opened the summit with introductory remarks focusing on his new transit plan and his hopes for the future of the GTHA.
Two panel discussions were held following the mayor’s remarks — one on transit and one on housing. Sustainability, city planning, and low-carbon living were all common themes throughout the morning meeting.
The Hon. Minister of Transportation, Steven Del Duca said some introductory remarks before moderator Brian Crombie, Transit Alliance board member and CEO of Crombie Capital Partners took the stage. Guests on the panel included Toronto Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat; Chief Planning Officer at Metrolinx, Leslie Woo; and Founder of Stanton Renaissance, Luigi Santaguida.
The housing panel consisted of the Hon. Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Glen Murray; President of Great Gulf Homes, Christopher Wein; and COO of Mattamy Homes, Brian Johnston. The President of BILD, Bryan Tuckey, moderated the panel.
Thank you to our honourable guests, sponsors, and hosts for a wonderful event with lots of thoughtful discussion. The Transit Alliance will be compiling the ideas discussed during the summit and posting them on unlockgridlock.ca.
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