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Apr 3 2019 Event /

The Liveable City? Housing

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Baillie Court
Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas St W


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As Impressionism in the Age of Industry takes viewers on a journey through a period of immense change in 19th century Paris, the AGO invites 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 3, the focus is on housing as urban planner and researcher Cheryll Case, architect/planner John van Nostrand and Toronto Star Affordable Housing Reporter Emily Mathieu discuss how best to bridge the gap between knowledge and action.

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:

Cheryll Case is the founding principal of CP Planning, a ground breaking urban planning firm that digs deep into addressing the urban conditions that affect access to housing, work, and play. She specializes in designing for inclusive conversations that build relationships between various industries within the non-profit, private, and public sectors. To facilitate conversation, Cheryll uses research, data analysis, and storytelling to describe community relationships with land. Since graduating from Ryerson University’s Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning in 2017, Cheryll has been a driving force in the public discourse about community planning and belonging. Most recently, she completed Housing in Focus, a community planning exercise which engaged a wide variety of underserved residents in conversations about a human rights approach to land use planning.

Emily Mathieu covers Affordable and Precarious housing at the Toronto Star, where she has worked since 2008. Prior to focusing on housing, Emily worked within the Star’s investigative unit reporting on mortgage fraud, the absence of standard sexual violence policies at Colleges and Universities and lax standards within Toronto’s taxi industry. Emily is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario, where she earned her Master’s in journalism.

John van Nostrand is the Founding Principal of SvN, a team of architects, planners, community developers and urban designers immersed in the practical art and science of building resilient communities. Over the last four decades, he has been the driving force behind the firm’s domestic and international architecture, planning and urban design practice. John has been widely recognized for his expertise in the planning and design of affordable housing and community infrastructure, as well as transportation and transit infrastructure. Recently he founded Parcel Developments which provides home-ownership to households earning annual incomes from $25,000 to $125,000. His work has been recognized with a number of national and international awards, including the World Leadership Award for Town Planning, World Habitat Award from UN Habitat, and many City of Toronto Urban Design Awards. In 2004, John was awarded the Jane Jacobs Award for “Ideas That Matter.”

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