TransformTO Events

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.

TransformTO Community Engagement

Nearly 2000 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, and
  • presence of green space. 

Transportation and behaviour change were most-highly prioritised by participants. Please refer to the reports and community submissions below, for more information. 

Previous Events

Four TransformTO Community Conversations were hosted by the City of Toronto in April and May. The events were very well received with nearly 200 Torontonians joining us to share their vision of a low-carbon Toronto in 2050.

In addition to the City-hosted events, community groups across the city also organized their own local TransformTO events and conversations. Over 250 residents provided input through these events.

In the Fall of 2015, TransformTO hosted three TalkTransformation! Speaker Events. At each event, topic experts and community members were encouraged to share their ideas on emissions reduction in Toronto. The events were attended by over 300 residents. 

The feedback gathered from the community was summarized in the Community Engagement Report. The report will be an input into TransformTO's technical scenario modelling. Together the engagement results and scenario modelling will inform the Climate Change Action Plan update that will be presented to City Council at the end of 2016.

ExpandTransportation: Low Carbon Mobility in Toronto

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Scarborough Civic Centre on November 26th. 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:

ExpandEnergy and Buildings in a Low-Carbon Toronto

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the North York Memorial Community Hall on October 29th. 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:

ExpandCommunity & Infrastructure Resilience

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. 

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: