IN-person summit - TORONTO
April 26, 2023 | 8:30AM - 1:30PM (ET)
Are we ready for the next 10 million Canadians?
There are 500,000 people arriving in Canada every year, with most of those new Canadians landing in the nation’s largest metropolis — Metro Toronto. Within two decades, we’ll be a country of 50 million, most living in cities.
Launching our CityAge Canada series, CityAge Toronto will set out the bold moves and investments we need to make to benefit from this immigration and population growth.
To retain liveability, combat climate change and offer opportunity to all, we must rethink how we design and build our cities for our future. It means rethinking energy, transportation, urban design, smart infrastructure, telecommunications and public services like hospitals and health care.
Join us in April, for CityAge Toronto — held in Canada’s largest and fastest growing metropolis. We are bringing together the ideas and people — from here and beyond — who will map out Canada’s urban future.
$395.00 CAD + taxes
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Meeting Housing Demand: Innovative approaches to the affordable housing shortage
Transportation Solutions: All manners of transportation in the age of mobility disruption
Decarbonize Cities: How we can lower urban carbon emissions even as we add millions more to our cities
The Infrastructure Funding Gap: How to generate the revenue our future infrastructure requires
Mobility as a Service: How transit can provide a new revenue opportunity in cities
Urban Design across the Metro: What are the new (and old) ideas in urban design that are crucial to maintaining urban liveability in Toronto and throughout Canada?
The Health Care Crunch: How do we prepare our hospitals and health care system ready for the next 10 million?
Digital Infrastructure Solutions: How technology and smart cities can be used to keep our cities liveable as they grow
Open by Conference MC
Panel 1: Innovate Housing
Canada needs to build millions of new and affordable homes, fast. Our opening session will look at the innovation and smart capital that can reinvent housing and construction at scale.
In Conversation: Canada’s Electric Opportunity
Electric vehicles (EVs) play a critical role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions across urban environments. While the shift to electrification is happening across Canada’s cities, insufficient access to public charging infrastructure is deterring widespread EV adoption. This panel will explore how we can accelerate the transition to EVs and alleviate range anxiety by building a comprehensive charging network.
Panel 2: Decarbonize Canada’s Cities
Canada’s cities face the huge challenge of lowering carbon emissions at the same time as they face dramatic growth. This session will explore the new tools - both digital and financial - that can accelerate the redevelopment of our urban environment toward Net Zero.
Table-side breakout discussions – “CityAge Challenge to Toronto’s Next Mayor”
Each table will dive into one key question in this focused session that encourages group participation and engagement. This session will ensure that every attendee has their voice heard and an opportunity to network with like-minded professionals while gaining insights and ideas to take back with them. We'll subsequently present those answers in a report after the CityAge Toronto event. Executed under Chatham House Rule, no comments will be attributed to anyone specifically, to encourage a free flow of ideas and discussion.
Panel 3: The New Metropolis: What’s the Future of the Region’s Urban Design?
The rise of remote work is changing our patterns of urban design, transportation, development and use of offices. How do we know what the lasting patterns are, and what does it mean for our major infrastructure plans?
Panel 4: Innovate Transit
The future of mass transit in Toronto is a huge question, as ridership struggles to return to pre-pandemic levels. Is this an opportunity to reinvent transit through innovative new first and last-mile partnerships?
Closing comments and luncheon