Planning Studies & Initiatives

Welcome to the Toronto Planning Review Panel (TPRP) page! The TPRP is a new way for residents to become engaged in city planning processes. In September 2015, the 28 members of the TPRP were selected through a randomized process known as a Civic Lottery. Through the Civic Lottery, 12,000 randomly selected households in Toronto received invitations to volunteer to be part of the Panel for a two-year term. This randomized process helps ensure that the members of the TPRP represent the diversity of Toronto's population, while broadening engagement by bringing new voices into the planning process.

1 in 87 Households

12,000 households across Toronto received an invitation to volunteer as a member of the Toronto Planning Review Panel.

28 Panel Members

Twenty-eight Torontonians were randomly selected from those who volunteered to broadly reflect Toronto's diverse population.

2-Year Terms

Members will meet six times each year, following a special orientation program this fall.

Learn about the Toronto Planning Review Panel


Meet the Panelists

Meet the 28 Torontonians who were selected to be part of the inaugural Toronto Planning Review Panel.

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Review the Reports

Download all reports produced by the Panel and feedback summaries from each session.

Messages of Encouragement

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A Message from Mayor John Tory

“We are all passionate about the city we live in and want the best for Toronto. The City is looking at more and better ways of bringing you to the table when making decisions that affect you and your family. The Planning Review Panel is an excellent, thoughtful and direct way for residents to give City Hall the advice we need to make good choices about the future of our city. Let’s work together to turn a good city into a truly great one.”

— Mayor John Tory

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A Message from Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat

We are working to make Toronto the most engaged city in North America on planning issues. Our city’s motto is ‘Diversity Our Strength’ yet we know traditional planning processes don’t always hear equally from Toronto’s many communities. The Planning Review Panel is an exciting way to bring new voices to the table, as a complement to the hundreds of consultations we host each year. Thanks to all those who volunteered.

— Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat