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The Liveable City? Leisure

The Liveable City? Leisure

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The Liveable City? Leisure

Wednesday April 24, 2019, 7 PM

As Impressionism in the Age of Industry takes viewers on a journey through a period of immense change in 19th century Paris, we invite speakers across various disciplines to enter into conversations around urgent issues facing Toronto today: work, affordable housing, transportation and the cost of leisure.

On April 24, the focus is on leisure, as placemaker and author Jay Pitter delivers a participatory talk exploring how leisure activities bridge differences and break down barriers in Toronto’s diverse urban environment. Jay will invite the audience to imagine more inclusive and vibrant public spaces for our city and to participate in spontaneous, interactive play.  This convening is related to Jay’s new placemaking project , calledHER City.  

Jay Pitter, MES, is an award-nominated author and placemaker whose practice mitigates growing divides in urban centres. She spearheads institutional city-building projects, rooted in neighbourhood knowledge, focused on: democratizing urbanism, transit equity, safe streets, healing fraught sites, and narrative-based public engagement. She also shapes urgent city-building conversations through media platforms such as the Agenda and Canadian Architect—as a keynote speaker for organizations like University of Detroit Mercy’s School of Architecture and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)—and as a knowledge producer in urban planning faculties across North America. Recently, Jay consulted on Edmonton’s new heritage plan; hosted a professional development luncheon for women city-builders in Detroit; initiated a safe and connected streets engagement following the mass shooting on the Danforth, and led (RE)IMAGINING CHEAPSIDE, a Confederate monument placemaking process in Lexington.

The Liveable City? series is a partnership between the AGO, Toronto Public Library and the Toronto Star. Join us for the full series of The Liveable City? conversations:

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