The members of the Planning Review Panel are residents of the city aged 18 years or older who received one of 12,000 invitation letters and volunteered to participate. From over 500 volunteers, the 28 members were selected randomly; seven members from each of the four Planning Districts.
The 28 members of the Panel are regular Torontonians, not professional city planners. They are factory workers, microbiologists, taxi drivers, public servants, engineers, teachers, students, and retirees. They live steps from the CN Tower and on the borders of Pickering, Markham, Vaughan, Brampton, and Mississauga. They include refugees, immigrants, descendants of immigrants, and Aboriginal Torontonians. They are new arrivals to the city and 80-year Toronto veterans. They are new fathers, proud great-grandmothers, and young adults supporting parents or getting ready to set off on their own.
The names and photos of the Panelists are below. Their biographies can be found in Section 2 of the Guiding Document, which can be downloaded here.